ERIC Number: ED472399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Information Retrieval. 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 some of the reading 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. The focus of the unit is firmly non-fiction, to complement the unit "Reading between the Lines," which is fiction-based. The unit seeks to extend pupils' repertoire of reading strategies by helping them to read the context as well as the text: activities are based on materials which are typical of those they meet across the curriculum. Appended are weekly overview sheets and tracking sheets. (RS)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Content Area Reading, Foreign Countries, Nonfiction, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Secondary Education, Supplementary Education, Units of Study
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.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)