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Frequently-asked questions

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01. Why has this resource been created?

LGfL and Reading Zone have worked in partnership to 'lift the lid' on the writing process as described by a range of successful children's authors. Unique insights offer role models, ideas and guidance to young writers and all within the context of the National Curriculum.

02. Who can access this resource?

This resource is accessible to teachers and learners connected to the National Education Network when accessing the resource from a school connection. LGfL and TRUSTnet schools can use the LGfL USO log in to provide access when not viewed via a NEN connection eg at home.

03. What are the system requirements for this website?

This website has been designed to work on a wide range of systems but please be aware that it contains a large number of high resolution images and HD videos so loading times may vary depending on the specification of your computer and the speed of your internet connection. Checking the following things can also improve your viewing experience:

Screen resolution

The website has been designed to be viewed on a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels but for the best viewing experience you should set your resolution and colours to their highest possible settings. You or your system administrator can do this by going to Control Panel >> Display Settings on your PC.

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Browser usage

While this website may work on older web browsers, we recommend using one of the following for the best experience:

If you're having problems, check that you're using the most up-to-date version of your web browser.

This website is not compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 7.0 and below due to the technical limitations and lack of support for this web browser.

JavaScript is enabled

To use some elements of this website you will need to have JavaScript enabled in your web browser. You or your system administrator can do this by doing the following:

Internet Explorer

Internet Options/Security/Custom Level... and Enable Active Scripting.

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Options/Content... and Enable JavaScript.

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04. Who has helped create this resource?

LGfL, ReadingZone, the authors and their publishing companies have all worked in partnership to offer an ever increasing range of material to help teachers to inspire young writers and readers to create their own stories, poems and illustrations.

05. Which parts of the National Curriculum does this resource cover?

This resource has been mapped into the revised national curriculum. A summary of which elements of the curriculum can be viewed via

06. Is this resource aimed at teachers or for students to use independently?

This resource is equally suited to be used by both teachers in a whole class and group situation, and also by individual learners. It is particularly well suited to support reading groups with a focus on a particular author or writing style. It is hoped that the resource will both inspire readers to look at a broader range if authors or support the exploration of an individual authors portfolio of work.

07. What are the different ways in which I can use this resource?

Videos can be used in a whole class setting or embedded within a learning platform to create a learning pathway or feature as a focus for an online forum. Teachers support guidance is integrated into the resource.

08. I have a suggestion on how the resource can be improved – how can I feedback my ideas?

We really do want to know what teachers think, and where appropriate, improve the resource based on feedback from end-users. Use this online feedback form to send us your thoughts.

09. My students have created high-quality work as a result of using this resource. How can I share their achievement?

We are always keen to hear from teachers whose use of our resources has led to exceptional student achievement, and would be delighted to see examples of this. Please contact, or use the above form to contact us.