This book will supplement the training currently being offered to all secondary English departments. It offers a view of the place of the English 'strand' in the overall Key Stage 3 strategy and gives support to English departments in their preparations for a new way of working. It will encourage English teachers to review their current schemes of work, offering suggestions for more substantial teaching and learning modules, as well as practical ideas for classroom use and recommended resources.
The book interprets and explains the NLS document for busy practitioners; reinforces the messages of the National Literacy Strategy (NLS); spells out the expectations of the framework and offer guidance on how to fulfil them; and describes and explains the types of teaching methods to improve students' learning.
This book includes many practical ideas for classroom activities and offers direct support for the less confident English teacher. The book is equally valuable to students and practicing teachers.