ERIC Number: ED472419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Reading between the Lines. Literacy Progress Unit (Adapted for Whole Class Use). Key Stage 3: National Strategy.
Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Adapted for whole class use, this unit focuses on developing skills pupils need if they are to progress from Level 3 to Level 4 in English of England's National Standards. It is meant to supplement, but not to replace, the English curriculum for Year 7 pupils. The unit is intended for Level 3 pupils working towards Level 4. It sets out to develop pupils' ability to "read between the lines": to use inference and deduction in order to understand what is meant, as well as what is stated openly. The key skills which underpin such understanding are: ability to pick up clues from a text using inference and deduction; visualization; prediction; empathy; and recognition of narrative perspective. Each 20-minute session is fast-paced and interactive. The unit consists of 18 session plans, plus support material in the form of annotated teacher sheets and a pupil reading journal. In many cases exemplar responses are included, but this is to give a clear image of what is expected, rather than to define "the" correct answer. (RS)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Context Clues, Foreign Countries, Inferences, Lesson Plans, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Secondary Education, Supplementary Education, Units of Study, Visualization
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=1715.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)