ERIC Number: ED472402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Phonics. 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 of study is aimed at helping children in England who have reached Level 3 in English at Key Stage 2 but who may be making errors in spelling, particularly in the area of vowel choices. In this unit, pupils read realistic texts and investigate the spellings of words they find there. While spelling is the explicit focus of each session, the texts read by pupils contain a high count of words containing different representations of the focus phoneme. The unit aims to offer pupils more than a list of item knowledge. It is designed to help pupils to make good use of what they know, by offering them a range of strategies that support the organization, selection and prioritising of information. The unit builds on the successful approaches of the National Literacy Strategy in primary schools, and features a core teaching sequence which promotes active learning. Each 20-minute session is faced-paced and interactive. The unit consists of 18 session plans, plus support material in the form of teacher and pupil sheets. In many cases, exemplar responses are included. Optional assessment material is attached. Appended are weekly overview sheets and tracking sheets. (RS)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Class Activities, Foreign Countries, Phonemes, Phonics, Secondary Education, Spelling, 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)