Bite into Writing

NFER is delighted to announce Bite into Writing - a NEW educational resource that supports year 6 teachers in the teaching and assessment of writing.  Developed in collaboration with highly experienced authors, Bite into Writing is a guide that offers a flexible, non-prescriptive approach to activities that encourage students to develop a broad range of written material. Based on a published text 'When We Were Warriors’ by Emma Carroll, it includes spotlight texts written by the authors that help inspire further written work. The first book in a series of year 6 teaching resources is available now. Place your orders today!

The extensive material in Bite into Writing includes:

  • talk and explore activities to stimulate discussion 
  • write-bites to promote short-burst, incidental writing
  • spotlight texts with helpful teaching prompts to support grammar and punctuation, text structure, vocabulary and the writer’s voice
  • a choice of showcase writing opportunities that encourage pupils to build a collection of their own writing across a range of genres
  • exemplars with commentaries and annotations to help support teachers in their assessment of varied pieces of writing.


“My pupils fell in love with the characters from the well-chosen stories used in Bite into Writing. Using the materials has deepened my learning, both as a teacher and a consultant.” Education Consultant and LA Lead Moderator