Dorothy Latham includes ideas for sound and easy ongoing assessment of writing and shows how certain strategies can improve children's progress in writing.

A Taxonomy of Writing Purposes and Their Pertinence for Cross-Curricular Application

A taxonomy of writing purposes and their pertinence for cross-curricular application

Purposes and Perspectives

Thinking and feeling – Content, style and form – Range of purposes for writing: a taxonomy of writing categories – Exploring some text-types – Cross-curricular uses of some text-types – Chapter summary – Teacher activity

Thinking and Feeling

We have seen that studying and discussing literature is the key to developing children's critical skills and enabling them to introduce some of the features they see into their own writing. This aspect is supported by the text study part of the English Literacy Hour (NLSF) in primary school work, and in the National Strategy for Key Stage 3 and its Framework for Teaching English (NSFTE), ...

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