Grammar for Writing. The National Literacy Strategy.
This book has a two-fold purpose: to provide lively whole class activities for teaching the Key Stage 2 sentence level objectives in England's National Literacy Strategy"Framework for Teaching"; and to explain and illustrate the varied forms which shared writing can take as a powerful medium for teaching writing. It is designed to help teachers teach writing. It is called "Grammar for Writing" to emphasize the centrality of grammar in the teaching of writing. The book lays out teaching ideas for each year of Key Stage 2--objective by objective, It consists of teaching units covering all the sentence level objectives in the Key Stage 2 Framework and a number of text level objectives which relate to text cohesion. Part 1 offers an introduction and rationale. Part 2 contains the teaching units for each of the Years 3 through 6. Part 3 (the appendixes) contains a summary of organization and language features: fiction and poetry; summary of organization and language features: non-fiction; instructions for the generic sentence level activities; some grammatical terminology; a teacher's description of a unit of work; the sequence of children's sentence level work and writing; a glossary; and a grammatical subject index. mirror
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