1st Edition

Making Progress in Writing

By Eve Bearne Copyright 2002
    188 Pages
    by Routledge

    186 Pages
    by Routledge

    Children's achievements in writing lag behind their achievements in reading, speaking and listening. National tests are beginning to expose this gap and inevitably, it is raising concerns. The issue is not without controversy but regardless of the politics of the situation, national progress in children's writing is both needed and possible.
    This new book from Eve Bearne makes a valuable contribution towards helping teachers close this gap. Uniquely, it follows the structure of the National Literacy Strategy, whilst examining key areas such as bridging KS2 and KS3 writing, and writing skills beyond the Literacy Hour. Such a structure makes the book incredibly practical and easy to use, providing essential information for both practitioners and academics.

    1. The Writers 2. The Repertoire 3. Monitoring and Assessing Writing 4. Writing Narrative (including plays) 5. Writing Non-narrative 6. Writing Poetry 7. Writing and Different Media 8. Spelling and Language Study; Conclusion: A Policy for Writing


    Eve Bearne

    Winner of the UKRA Teachers' Book Award 2003