ERIC Number: ED472405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Writing: Support Material for Text Level Objectives. The National Literacy Strategy.
Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
These 10 fliers focus on strategies to improve students' writing. The fliers are: (1) Improving Writing (covers general points related to all types of writing); (2) Writing Narrative (covers the main points to writing narrative, helping children to build up a repertoire of different types of narrative); (3) Writing Poetry (covers the main points related to writing poetry); (4) Writing Playscripts (covers the main points relating to writing playscripts); (5) Recounts (organized chronologically, like a "true story"--seen as the easiest nonfiction text type to teach); (6) Instructions (writing effective instructions involves knowing how to do something and making that knowledge explicit to others in such a way that they can complete the task successfully); (7) Non-chronological Report (used for occasions across the elementary curriculum when children need to learn about the characteristics of something--what it is (or was) like; (8) Explanation (learning how to integrate the visual and the verbal in technical explanations); (9) Persuasion (writing persuasive texts for themselves helps students develop awareness of the techniques others use to influence their thinking); and (10) Discussion (helps students to avoid making rapid, uninformed judgments, and teaches techniques for reaching a balanced assessment of the matter in hand). (NKA)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Childrens Writing, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Persuasive Discourse, Playwriting, Poetry, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, 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.dfee.gov.uk/literacy/publications/?pub_id=526&top_id=0&art_id=0.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).