Now in an updated second edition How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8 provides a range of practical suggestions for teaching non-fiction writing skills and linking them to children's learning across the entire curriculum. Providing a number of suggestions for teachers and putting emphasis on creative approaches to teaching children writing in diverse and innovative ways, it provides:
techniques for using speaking and listening, drama and games to prepare for writing
suggestions for the use of cross-curricular learning as a basis for writing
planning frameworks and `skeletons' to promote thinking skills
information on key language features of non-fiction texts
examples of non-fiction writing
guidance on the process of creating writing from note-making.
With new hints and tips for teachers and suggestions for reflective practice, How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8 will equip teachers with all the skills and materials needed to create enthusiastic non-fiction writers in their primary classroom.
Sue Palmer is a writer, broadcaster and education consultant. Specialising in the teaching of literacy, she has authored over 150 books and has contributed to numerous television programmes and software packages. She is the author of Speaking Frames: How to Teach Talk for Writing: Ages 8-10 and Speaking Frames: How to Teach Talk for Writing: Ages 10-14, also published by Routledge.
Introduction Section One: The Two Horses model for cross-curricular writing Talk for Learning 1. Learn cross-curricular content 2. Organise content for learning Talk for Writing 1. Read examples of the text type 2. Talk the language of writing Two horses before the cart - reprise Section 2: Case Studies Section 3: Teaching materials Section 4: Appendix 1 and Appendix 2