A Functional Grammar Table: CPD Subject Knowledge With A Difference | literacyforpleasure

Minilessons

What lessons will have a practical, lasting, positive influence on student writing? – Nancie Atwell

In many classes, minilessons precede daily writing lessons. Whether it be a grammar, writing or genre study session  it is useful to follow Tompkins’ (2011, p.53) stages.

Introduce the topic and its functional purpose -> Share examples -> Provide information -> Guided practice -> Assess learning.

Introduce the topic and functional purpose This can be anything from a writing strategy or skill, grammar function or a literary concept (related to the current genre…

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