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The Applied Literacy series has been designed to give students the skills they need to write essays, prepare speeches, create pamphlets and more. The models and activities provided in this series will help students develop thinking skills within their subject, and then be able to present them in assessment tasks that require a high level of literacy.

Every student needs to acquire sound writing skills to be a successful communicator. The ability to write well is a vital component of all academic courses. This book focuses on developing writing skills using six key text types:

  • Procedure: Outlining steps or stages
  • Report: Interpreting facts in a logical manner
  • Recount: Retelling a sequence of events
  • Exposition: Presenting one side or one issue in a topic
  • Explanation: Presenting the ‘how and why’ of an issue or topic
  • Discussion: Presenting an interpretation of various aspects of an issue or topic

Science writing Skills Content includes: writing instructions; newspaper reports; formal letters of opinion; speech preparation and delivery; web pages; diary entries; feature articles; and formal essays

Visual Arts Writting Skills Content includes: subjects, using scaffolds, functional vocabulary and models.

Design and Technology Writing Skills Content includes: scaffolding tasks, exemplars, and step-by-step guidelines that will build their confidence in tackling a wide range of writing requirements in design and technology. Photocopiable!

English Writing Skills Content includes: Narrative – Short Story; Narrative – Script Writing; Exposition – Letter of Opinion; Exposition – Formal Speech; Review – Book Review; Review – Film Review; Explanation – Interview; Explanation – Feature Article; Report – Newspaper Article; Recount – Diary Writing; Procedure – Writing Directions; Discussion – Formal Essay; Cloze Passages.

Health & PE Writing skills includes: writing instructions; newspaper reports; formal letters of opinion; speech preparation and delivery; web pages; diary entries; feature articles; formal essays, and much more.

Social Science Writing skills includes: writing instructions; newspaper reports; formal letters of opinion; speech preparation and delivery; web pages; diary entries; feature articles; formal essays, and much more.

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Applied Literacy: English, Applied Literacy: Social Science, Applied Literacy: Science, Applied Literacy: Health & PE, Applied Literacy: Design & Technology, Applied Literacy: Visual Arts, Applied Literacy: Set (6 Books)