ERIC Number: ED472279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Grammar for Writing. The National Literacy Strategy.
Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
This book has a two-fold purpose: to provide lively whole class activities for teaching the Key Stage 2 sentence level objectives in England's National Literacy Strategy"Framework for Teaching"; and to explain and illustrate the varied forms which shared writing can take as a powerful medium for teaching writing. It is designed to help teachers teach writing. It is called "Grammar for Writing" to emphasize the centrality of grammar in the teaching of writing. The book lays out teaching ideas for each year of Key Stage 2--objective by objective, It consists of teaching units covering all the sentence level objectives in the Key Stage 2 Framework and a number of text level objectives which relate to text cohesion. Part 1 offers an introduction and rationale. Part 2 contains the teaching units for each of the Years 3 through 6. Part 3 (the appendixes) contains a summary of organization and language features: fiction and poetry; summary of organization and language features: non-fiction; instructions for the generic sentence level activities; some grammatical terminology; a teacher's description of a unit of work; the sequence of children's sentence level work and writing; a glossary; and a grammatical subject index. (RS)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Units of Study, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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=140&top_id=0&art_id=0.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).