ERIC Number: ED472278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Grammar for Writing Grammar Fliers. Grammar 1: From Word to Sentence [and] Grammar 2: From Sentence to Text [and] Grammar 3: From Grammar to Writing.
Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
This group of three leaflets summarizes the grammatical content of England's National Literacy Strategy course "Grammar for Writing." The leaflets are entitled: (1) "From Word to Text"; (2) "From Sentence to Text"; and (3) "From Grammar to Writing." The first leaflet notes that today teaching grammar is about how people put words together to make meaning--to explore and express ideas. The second leaflet describes how people put language together by constructing sentences. It states that if writing is to be intelligible, it must be produced in coherent sentences, clearly linked together to produce a "joined up" message. The third leaflet looks at ways of using grammatical knowledge from the first and second leaflets to improve children's writing, noting that teachers should help students cultivate a feeling for grammar, varying and controlling sentence structure with ease, to create different language effects. The third leaflet offers this teaching sequence for writing: shared reading; sentence level work--defining principles; shared writing; independent and guided writing; and review. (NKA)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Childrens Writing, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Language Role, Literacy, Sentences, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Department for Education and Skills (DfES), PROLOG, P.O. Box 5050, Sherwood Park, Annesley, Notts NG15 0DJ. Tel: 0845 6022260; Fax: 0845 6033360; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.standards.dfee.gov.uk/literacy/publications/?pub_id=376&top_id=0&art_id=0.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).