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Spell It Out

Literacy Workshop.
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David Sangster

on 30 August 2012

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September
October
November
December
January
February
March
May
June
July
April
August
College
Literate
Information
Literate
Students generally have a difficulty with:
Vocabulary
Engaging with certain
forms of literacy
Realising the importance
of good english
Proof reading
Command and key words
With the development of technology, the landscape of college life has changed considerably.
The way we access literacy is
CHANGING!
Meet
Paul..
Head
Body
Body
Body
Body
Body
Body
Body
Body
Body
Body
Body
Body
Basic literacy skills..
which will hold him back eventually..
The aim of today:
Our ethos:
Expected outcomes:
What we have planned for today..
Notes
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behind this frame!
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San Francisco
Budapest
(cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr
(cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr
(cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr
Stockholm
(cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr
Assets
map
details
doodles
notes
outlook
photo frame
Informal Literacy
What is literacy anyway?
Paul
Spell

It
Out

"cu l8r.."
Literacy runs through almost EVERYTHING!
Literacy runs through almost EVERYTHING!
Literacy runs through almost EVERYTHING!
Literacy runs through almost EVERYTHING!
Literacy runs through almost EVERYTHING!
Literacy runs through almost EVERYTHING!
Literacy runs through almost EVERYTHING!
Literacy runs through almost EVERYTHING!
Literacy runs through almost EVERYTHING!
Literacy runs through almost EVERYTHING!
Literacy runs through almost EVERYTHING!
Literacy runs through almost EVERYTHING!
Literacy runs through almost EVERYTHING!
Literacy
Literacy has been described as the ability to
read
for knowledge and
write
coherently and
think
critically about the written word.
Literacy represents the
lifelong,
intellectual process of gaining
meaning
from print.
Key to all literacy is reading development, which involves a

progression of skills

that begins with the ability to

understand spoken words

and

decode written words
, and culminates in the deep

understanding of text
.
Reading

development involves a range of complex language underpinnings including awareness of

speech

sounds (phonology),

spelling
patterns (orthography),
word meaning

(semantics),
grammar

(syntax) and patterns of

word formation

(morphology), all of which provide a

necessary platform

for reading

fluency

and

comprehension
.

Once these
skills
are acquired the reader

can attain full language literacy
, which includes the abilities to approach printed material with

critical analysis
, inference and synthesis; to write with accuracy and
coherence
; and to use information and insights from text as the basis for informed decisions and
creative thought
.
He eats, shoots and leaves.
He eats shoots and leaves.
Homerfones
.
Homophones.
tHe WoRdS iNvEntEd To CoNfUse uS !
He eats
,
shoots
and
leaves
.
He eats shoots and leaves.
To help you, here and now, reflect on your literacy capabilities.
To look at how you can improve and mobilise these skills to help you succeed at college.
"We believe that to be successful at college, and in life, you need to be
LITERATE
and
INFORMATION LITERATE.
"
Have a better understanding of what
literacy is.

INFORMAL & FORMAL
Have a clearer picture of what strenghts you have and where you need to improve.
You will learn some basic literacy skills which are essential for you to succeed here at college.
Understand that literacy has a real value which impacts
EVERYTHING you do in college and in your own lives.
How can you move forward after today with this idea?
Where are we using our literacy skills?
How did you do?
Just turned 17
Studying AS
Film studies
Graphics
IT
Music Technology
Sat his January exams and didn't do so well..
D
U
D
E
His folks weren't impressed!
He has the
TALENT
SUBJECT
KNOWLEDGE
ABILITY
GOOD ATTENDANCE
But he lacks a certain something..
SOLUTION
: TACKLE THESE WEAKNESSES
NOW FOR SUCCESS LATER
THINK:

Where do we access literacy?

FORMALLY and INFORMALLY
HOME
COLLEGE
WORK/OTHER
Tip
This is a huge mountain
so how do we move
forward from today?
How can we use what
we have learned?
LITERACY
So far we know..
That Paul has
some literacy
skills but admits
that they are limited..
His ability and talent
can only take him so far..
Pauls lack of formal
literacy skills and lack of
reading are holding him back
.
What can Paul do to
sort out his problem?
In writing, Paul tends
to know what he wants
to say BUT he usually:
Spells words wrong.
Uses the wrong word
to describe something.
Misses things such
as full stops.
Top tips...
1. Remember Paul.
2. Understand what
literacy actually is..
3. Go online and look
things up! Or use a
what?
4. Visit Skillswise and
GetRevising.
Don't forget college
MOOOOOOOOOOODLE!!
THANK YOU FOR
TAKING PART!
GO TO THE POWERPOINT
!
*ACTIVITY*
*ACTIVITY*
*ACTIVITY*
Cu l8r 4 a chat on FB
See you later for a chat on Facebook.


Soz bout dat I woz l8
Sorry about that, i was late.



Omg hes tkin me out 2moz 4 a d8
Oh my god he's taking me out tomorrow for
a date.


Btw need 2cu asap meet u @ hme thx
By the way need to see you as soon as
possible, meet you at home, thanks.


Ruok? Gr8 2cu b4
Are you ok? Great to see you before.
*ACTIVITY*
*ACTIVITY*
Literate
Success
Learning
(cc) photo by medhead on Flickr
Find the right balance this next year..
Frecuently miz-spelled words
and
Proof-reading.

*Exersize*
Laura has written an essay. She plans to submit it very soon but still has to carry out the final stage in the writing process - proofreading.
Practise your own proofreading skills and identify the mistakes and correct them in Laura’s introduction.


Proof Reading Activity



Your mentor will now read out some words for you to have a go at spelling correctly


FREQUENTLY MISSPELT WORDS
ACTIVITY

APPLY SPELLING RULES
When the sound is ee, it’s i before e except after c
For example, when writing piece, achieve, conceit or deceive
The exceptions are when there is no ee sound, such as reign and weight
OR
Remember that practice is a noun and practise is a verb, which dictates the spelling




SPELLING STRATEGIES (CONTINUED)

REFER TO WORDS IN THE SAME FAMILY
For example, muscle and muscular

REMEMBER WORDS WITHIN WORDS
For example, parliament has I AM in it
and there is a RAT in separate

SPELLING STRATEGIES (CONTINUED)

USE A MNEMONIC
This will help you remember the correct spelling
An example is necessary, where if you remember that a shirt has one collar and two sleeves, it will remind you that there is one ‘C’ and two ‘S’ s



SPELLING STRATEGIES (CONTINUED)

BREAK THE WORD DOWN
Into sounds(d-i-a-r-y)
Into syllables (re-mem-ber)
Into affixes (dis + satisfy)
OR
Say it as it sounds (Wed-nes-day)



SPELLING STRATEGIES

This is also very important and may cost you marks in your exams, particularly if mistakes are made with key words
Some of you may find spelling particularly difficult or have a learning difficulty such as dyslexia
If this is the case, please make sure that you ask for help if you are struggling and receive specialist support if appropriate
The college has an interactive spelling course for students – see final slide

SPELLING

To help the reader understand your writing and follow your ideas, link short, simple ideas Use:
Firstly, secondly… (For more than one argument or idea)
However, on the other hand, despite..(for a contrast between two ideas)
For instance, for example.. (for an example to illustrate an idea)
In conclusion, to sum up… (for the final comment)




MORE LINKING WORDS



See if you can match the key words with the correct definitions

VOCABULARY ACTIVITY
-WORD MATCH

Key terms and their definitions form part of your vocabulary
It is also essential to use the correct key terms in your answers so that you do not miss out on vital marks
It is crucial to success that you record all key terms and their definitions using your own system
This will also aid revision
This also includes other words that are new to you in order to further extend your vocabulary


VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY
WORDMATCH - ACTIVITY
LINKING WORDS
SPELLING
WORDS THAT SOUND THE SAME - ACTIVITY
SPELLING STRATEGIES
FREQUENTLY MISSPELT WORDS – ACTIVITY
PROOF READING - ACTIVITY
WEBSITES

SESSION OUTLINE

VOCABULARY
SPELLING
AND
PROOF READING

ESSENTIAL SUPPORT
WEEK 6


www.vocabulary.com
thesaurus.com
www.spellzone.com
There is a general college log in:
User Name: Bolton SFC
Password: BSFC
macmillandictionary.com



SOME USEFUL WEBSTES


We would like to stress the importance of proof reading your work before you hand it in
STOP AND CHECK spellings if you are not sure
Ask for help with this if you need it


PROOF READING



Using the spelling activity sheet provided, do your best and see how you do



WORDS THAT SOUND THE SAME

Your vocabulary also needs to include a variety of linking words
They join ideas in a clear and logical way and are an essential part of good writing
For example, use but, however, and although to contrast two ideas as below:
The official language is French, although
many people speak a little English.


VOCABULARY –
LINKING WORDS TO USE

Key terms and their definitions form part of your vocabulary
It is also essential to use the correct key terms in your answers so that you do not miss out on vital marks
It is crucial to success that you record all key terms and their definitions using your own system
This will also aid revision
This also includes other words that are new to you in order to further extend your vocabulary


VOCABULARY



See if you can match the key words with the correct definitions

VOCABULARY ACTIVITY
-WORD MATCH

Your vocabulary also needs to include a variety of linking words
They join ideas in a clear and logical way and are an essential part of good writing
For example, use but, however, and although to contrast two ideas as below:
The official language is French, although
many people speak a little English.


VOCABULARY –
LINKING WORDS TO USE

This is also very important and may cost you marks in your exams, particularly if mistakes are made with key words
Some of you may find spelling particularly difficult or have a learning difficulty such as dyslexia
If this is the case, please make sure that you ask for help if you are struggling and receive specialist support if appropriate
The college has an interactive spelling course for students – see final slide

SPELLING



Using the spelling activity sheet provided, do your best and see how you do



WORDS THAT SOUND THE SAME



Using the spelling activity sheet provided, do your best and see how you do



WORDS THAT SOUND THE SAME

BREAK THE WORD DOWN
Into sounds(d-i-a-r-y)
Into syllables (re-mem-ber)
Into affixes (dis + satisfy)
OR
Say it as it sounds (Wed-nes-day)



SPELLING STRATEGIES

USE A MNEMONIC
This will help you remember the correct spelling
An example is necessary, where if you remember that a shirt has one collar and two sleeves, it will remind you that there is one ‘C’ and two ‘S’ s



SPELLING STRATEGIES (CONTINUED)

REFER TO WORDS IN THE SAME FAMILY
For example, muscle and muscular

REMEMBER WORDS WITHIN WORDS
For example, parliament has I AM in it
and there is a RAT in separate

SPELLING STRATEGIES (CONTINUED)



Your mentor will now read out some words for you to have a go at spelling correctly


FREQUENTLY MISSPELT WORDS
ACTIVITY



Your mentor will now read out some words for you to have a go at spelling correctly


FREQUENTLY MISSPELT WORDS
ACTIVITY



Your mentor will now read out some words for you to have a go at spelling correctly


FREQUENTLY MISSPELT WORDS
ACTIVITY


We would like to stress the importance of proof reading your work before you hand it in
STOP AND CHECK spellings if you are not sure
Ask for help with this if you need it


PROOF READING

Laura has written an essay. She plans to submit it very soon but still has to carry out the final stage in the writing process - proofreading.
Practise your own proofreading skills and identify the mistakes and correct them in Laura’s introduction.


Proof Reading Activity


www.vocabulary.com
thesaurus.com
www.spellzone.com
There is a general college log in:
User Name: Bolton SFC
Password: BSFC
macmillandictionary.com



SOME USEFUL WEBSTES

Are you lost for words?
In exams or essays?
His January Mock Exam results..
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