Curriculum Companion: Subject-Specific Writing


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This Curriculum Companion for Subject-Specific Writing aims to help students:

  1. Use sophisticated, academic and subject-specific vocabulary in their writing
  2. Develop subject-specific literacy, for example geographical literacy, so as to deepen their knowledge 
  3. Learn curriculum subjects by writing about them (a process known as writing to learn)
  4. Develop fully-formed, coherent sequences of thoughts, beginning with simple topic sentences and progressing to multi-paragraph essays
  5. Use correct grammar to give clarity to their writing
  6. Consider the purposes and audiences for their writing.

In doing so, the hope is that primary-age students will be ready for the academic demands of the secondary curriculum.

In addition, the Companion aims to help teachers:

  1. Plan purposeful writing activities that reflect the powerful knowledge they are teaching their students
  2. Scaffold the writing process in a structured and systematic manner
  3. Assess, formatively students’ learning
  4. Follow a clear whole-school model for subject-specific writing.

 

CONTAINS HUNDREDS OF EXAMPLES OF STUDENTS WRITING

ACTIVITIES FOR EARLY THROUGH TO ADVANCED WRITERS

THE PRODUCT INCLUDES A FILE AND 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO THE ONLINE VERSION. (re-subscription will apply on expiry)

 

Sample Pages

Introduction page

Introduction

 

Activity 1

Golden Sentences

 

KS1 Geography

KS1 Geography

 

KS2 History

KS2 History

 

KS1 DT

KS1 DT

 

KS1 Geography

KS1 Geography, using expanded noun phrases (appositives)

 

Appositives

Appositives (expanded noun phrases)

 

Because, so, but

Because, so, but

 

Sentence types

Sentence Types

 

Golden Sentence Sequence

Golden Sentence Sequence

 

 


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