Targeting Text Interactively is a powerful new series of teacher resources for teaching text types using an interactive whiteboard. Students will find the text samples refreshing and engaging as they learn to write well in a variety of genres.
Targeting Text Interactively - Information Texts - Upper Primary, contains the following 10 text types:
- Diary/Journal entry
- Scientific report
- Travel guide
- News article
- Encyclopaedia entry
Each text type section is broken into the following teaching segments:
What is it?—outlines the purpose and uses of the text type.
Structure—provides a general overview of a typical layout and headings.
Example text—features a model text with specific information regarding the language and structure.
Graphic organiser—a template for the text type is supplied as well as an example of how to use it.
Scaffold—an outline for teachers to use on-screen or to distribute to students.
Revision checklist—created for each text type. This checklist provides a rubric for assessment as well as a useful tool for students.
Interactive whiteboard activity—a fun way to reinforce elements of the lesson and interact with the whole class.
The CD-ROM also contains an extensive Writer’s Tool-kit section, which provides essential information on the three stages of writing as well as the traits of good writing. The stages covered are:
- Proofreading and editing
Price includes full School Site Licence
CD-ROM can be installed on your school network, classroom computers or used on an interactive whiteboard.
PC: P4 1.4Ghz or faster processor running Windows XP or Windows 7
Mac: G5 or better processor running OS X 10.4 or higher
(note this product will not run on OS X 10.3 or lower).