The cross-curricular writing projects should be seen as a chance to sharpen the skills the pupils have developed in literacy lessons. Cross-curricular writing provides the perfect opportunity for the pupils to write for a purpose and to improve the language structures they have been practicing.
A quick recap of the pupils’ writing targets from literacy lessons is all that is necessary. This will provide the pupils with an opportunity to reinforce and revisit skills from previous writing lessons.
Certain subjects lend themselves perfectly to a particular writing genre. These include non-fiction, arguments, instructions, non-chronological reports, persuasion, journalistic, recounts, explanation and writing formally. If cross-curricular writing opportunities are planned carefully then the writing skills covered in literacy lessons can reinforce existing learning of a text type and allowing a more focused understanding of the subject being taught.