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Teaching Writing Strategies: Book 2
Teaching Writing Strategies: Book 2

Teaching Writing Strategies: Book 2

Teaching Writing Strategies is a series of six books with the explicit, overarching aim of teaching the skills and strategies required to improve the clarity, correctness and richness of children’s writing. Within the series, they are taught to recognise, choose and use specific strategies. The focus is on the process, rather than on practising, in this instance, specific text types. To this end, priority is given to improving writing at the sentence level. There is a strong hands-on emphasis; that is, there is an expectation that the children will write to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.

Unlike many other writing workbooks, the desired outcome is to have the learners structuring correct, enriched sentences to more clearly convey ideas and information. The ultimate goal is for them to produce clear, precise writing for a specific purpose and to understand that proofreading and editing is an integral part of the writing process.

The books are divided into four sections:
  1. Word choices
  2. Sentence structure
  3. Punctuation
  4. Editing/proofreading

Curriculum Links: English, Key Stage 1, Year 2

Writing –Transcription
  • Learn to spell more words with contracted forms.
  • Learn the possessive apostrophe.
  • Distinguish between homophones and near-homophones.
Writing – Composition
  • Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by checking that verbs are used correctly and proofreading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Read aloud what they have written with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear.
Writing – Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation
  • Develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2, by learning how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly, including full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks, commas for lists and apostrophes for contracted forms and the possessive.
  • Learn how to use sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command.
  • Learn how to use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify.

    Great book for teaching writing. My students are able to write their own stories using these books. Good for comprehension skills too.

    Amma Opoku, Tutor

    Different genres and ideas

    Helen James, Class Teacher

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