Writing Our Past

A literacy resource at Key Stage 2

KS2: ages 7-11Book

A handbook which uses biographies about black people who were part of British society to develop a mix of literacy and history skills.

The contents are organised around the following themes: planning and preparation, teaching and learning, assessing, and evaluating.

‘Teaching and learning’ is full of practical ideas: on the use of ideas grids and writing frames to improve literacy and develop research skills; on the introduction of a range of genres through biography (facsimiles of documents, dialogue, diary extracts, explanatory or descriptive sections etc.); and on the use of drama, role play and board games to enhance learning.

Although most of the suggested biographies relate to England the approach is still very relevant for teachers in other parts of the UK.


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Tide~ Global Learning

Kings Norton Girl’s School, Selly Oak Road

BirminghamB30 1HW
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