ERIC Number: ED472398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Organisation. Literacy Progress Unit (for Use with Small Groups). Key Stage 3: National Strategy.
Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Developed for use in small groups, this unit focuses on developing the writing skills pupils need if they are to progress from Level 3 to Level 4 of England's National Curriculum. It is meant to supplement, but not to replace, the English curriculum for Year 7 pupils. The unit builds on the successful approaches of the National Literacy Strategy in primary schools, and therefore features a core teaching sequence which promotes active learning. The unit consists of 18 session plans, plus support materials in the form of teacher and pupil sheets. Each 20-minute session is fast-paced and interactive. By the time they have completed the unit, pupils should be able to do most of the following: categorize information in different ways; relate general to specific information; sort information using different strategies; plan writing around key ideas; recognize and use topic sentences; employ different strategies for giving paragraphs greater cohesion; decide which planning tools are needed for which writing tasks; and take account of audience, purpose, and context. Appended are weekly overview sheets and tracking sheets. (RS)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, British National Curriculum, Class Activities, Cohesion (Written Composition), Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Supplementary Education, Units of Study, Writing Improvement, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
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: email@example.com. For full text: http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/keystage3/publications/?template=down&pub_id=1684&strand=generic.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)