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Part of England's Key Stage 3 National Strategy, this key objectives bank for Year 8 provides information and guidance to help teachers to: translate numerical targets into curricular objectives; focus teaching on those things that will help pupils' progress; and inform assessment tasks. Word level objectives concern complex and unfamiliar words; spelling strategies; and prepositions and connectives. Sentence level objectives focus on: complex sentences; grouping sentences; the ability to switch from informal to formal; and Standard English and dialects. Reading objectives highlight: independent research; tracing developments; the development of key ideas; and the interpretation of a text. Writing objectives concern: the anticipation of reader reactive; narrative commentary; explanations of complex ideas; the developments of arguments; and balanced analysis. Speaking and listening objectives highlight the abilities to: evaluate one's own speaking; listen for a specific purpose; create hypotheses and speculate; and provide collaborative presentations. (PM)

Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Listening Skills, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Semantics, Sentences, Speech Skills, Student Improvement, Teaching Methods, Writing Skills

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Author: Department for Education and Skills, London England.


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