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ERIC Number: ED473975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Pages: 82
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Key Objectives Bank: Year 8. Key Stage 3: National Strategy.
Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
In each sub-section of the "Framework for Teaching English: Years 7, 8 and 9," certain key objectives are identified in boldface print. These objectives are key because they signify skills or understanding which are crucial to pupil's language development. They are challenging for the age group and are important markers of progress. This key objectives bank for year 8 provides information and guidance to help teachers to: translate numerical targets into curricular objectives; focus teaching on those things that will help pupils' progress; and inform assessment tasks. Word level objectives concern complex and unfamiliar words, spelling strategies, and prepositions and connectives. Sentence level objectives address: complex sentences; grouping sentences; informal and formal sentences; and Standard English and dialects. Reading objectives concern: independent research; the ability to trace developments; the development of key ideas; and the ability to interpret texts. Writing objectives highlight: the ability to anticipate reader reaction; narrative commentary; the explanation of complex ideas; the ability to develop and signpost arguments; and balanced analyses. The speaking and listening objectives focus on: speaking self-evaluation; the ability to listen for a specific purpose; hypotheses and speculation; and collaborative presentations. (PM)
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:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)