About the Author
is a leading literacy expert, inspirational trainer, poet and author of over 250 books, including the bestselling Jumpstart! Literacy. A former primary headteacher and Ofsted inspector, he is widely known for developing the transformational 'Talk for Writing' approach - see www.talk4writing.com. In 2009, it was adopted nationally as part of the Primary Literacy Framework.
Julia Strong works with Pie Corbett in developing Talk for Writing. A former secondary school deputy head, she then became Deputy Director at the National Literacy Trust and Director of the National Reading Campaign. She is an expert on literacy across the curriculum and the author of a number of bestselling books.