ERIC Number: ED472403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Sentences. 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 and who need further help with the skills of writing to enable them to achieve Level 4. It focuses on extending pupils' range and control of sentences in writing. The sessions include the proper use of punctuation, expanding sentences by adding different kinds of information (subordination), avoiding clumsy expression, building a repertoire of different sentence structures, the use of active and passive verbs, expanding nouns, and writing short sentences to create suspense. The sessions follow a structured teaching sequence, common to all units, which promotes progression. The 18 sessions, each of 20 minutes, are faced-paced and interactive. There is a deliberate emphasis on enjoyment and on poetry. Many of the sessions include game-based routines and activities intended to make learning fun and to build pupils' delight in language. Pupils are given a Writer's Notebook which is linked closely with the structure of the sessions. The Notebook is for students to use for notes and responses, and when completed it can be helpful for revision. Appended are weekly overview sheets and tracking sheets. (RS)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Class Activities, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Punctuation, Secondary Education, Sentence Structure, Sentences, Supplementary Education, Units of Study, Verbs, 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.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)