Targeting Writing Across the Curriculum - Blake Education

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Lower Primary

Merryn Whitfield Integrating English with Society and Environment/Science

© 2001 Blake Education ISBN 1 86509 750 0 Targeting Writing Across the Curriculum Lower Primary Blake Education Locked Bag 2022 Glebe NSW 2037 www.askblake.com.au Publisher: Sharon Dalgleish Editors: Maureen O’Keefe and Nick Szentkuti Design and illustration by Jane Cameron, Fisheye Design Printed by McPherson’s Printing Group Copying for educational purposes The Australian Copyright Act 1968 (the Act) allows a maximum of one chapter or 10% of this book, whichever is the greater, to be copied by any educational institution for its educational purposes provided that that educational institution (or the body that administers it) has given a remuneration notice to Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) under the Act. For details of the CAL licence for educational institutions contact: Copyright Agency Limited Level 19, 157 Liverpool Street Sydney NSW 2000 Telephone: (02) 9394 7600 Facsimile: (02) 9394 7601 Email: [email protected] Copying for other purposes Except as permitted under the Act (for example, any fair dealing for the purposes of study, research, criticism or review) no part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written permission. All inquiries should be made to the publisher at the address above. Copying of the blackline master pages The purchasing educational institution and its staff are permitted to make copies of the pages marked as blackline master pages, beyond their rights under the Act, provided that: 1. the number of copies does not exceed the number reasonably required by the educational institution to satisfy its teaching purposes; 2. copies are made only by reprographic means (photocopying), not by electronic, digital means, and not stored or transmitted; 3. copies are not sold or lent; 4. every copy made clearly shows the footnote (for example ‘Blake Education 2001. This sheet may be photocopied for non-commercial classroom use’). For those pages not marked as blackline master pages the normal copying limits in the Act, as described above, apply.

Contents The Principles Underlying this Book

4

The Structure of this Book

5

Teaching Text Types

6

Text Types in this Series

7

Useful Resources

11

Student Assessment

13

Record Sheets BLM 1 Term Planner

14

BLM 2 English Outcomes: National Level 2

15

BLM 3 English Outcomes: NSW Stage 1

16

BLM 4 Society and Environment Outcomes

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BLM 5 Science Outcomes

18

BLM 6 English Skills Checklist

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BLM 7 Society and Environment Skills Checklist

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BLM 8 Science Skills Checklist

21

BLM 9 Cross-Curriculum Checklist

22

Units Linked with Society and Environment Unit 1 My Family

Description and Recount

24

Unit 2 Transport

Procedure and Exposition (Argument)

37

Unit 3 Celebrations

Response and Recount

50

Unit 4 Community Workers

Information Report and Discussion

63

Unit 5 Food

Procedure and Exposition (Persuasion)

77

Unit 6 Weather

Explanation and Response

90

Unit 7 Living Things

Description and Information Report

103

Unit 8 Liquids and Solids

Procedure and Explanation

116

Units Linked with Science

The Principles Underlying this Book Teaching time with a class is always at a premium in an increasingly crowded curriculum. To maximise student learning potential, teachers can