Talk 4 Writing is an exceptionally effective instructional approach for both oral language and early writing development. The program highlights the importance of oral language development as the essential foundation for the reading and writing process. Students internalise the language structures needed to write through ‘talking the text’, as well as close reading. The approach moves from dependence towards independence, with teachers using shared and guided teaching to develop the ability in children to write creatively and powerfully. Here are our gorgeous Year Twos ‘talking the text’ of Jack and the Beanstalk.