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The L Word

Literacy INSET Spring 2016
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Donna Saxby

on 30 January 2017

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Transcript of The L Word

Wonderful Words
Marking Abbreviations
Reading Cloud
ReadingCloud.net
Extraordinary English
Getting Technical
Tier Two Words
Connectives
Skimming
Scanning
Zooming
Further Reading
Your network name: BlogsJ
Password: '1lovebooks'
kinghamhill.org/library
Literacy Commitments
All teachers to please try at least one of these in one of their classes next term.
Evaluate and share at the end of the term.
Build on this or try a different strand next year
Provide a
space for
subject keywords
(with definitions) either pasted in or written by pupils.

Provide
examples of good writing
- pasted in
Pupil Workbooks
Both of these could also be made available online
(eg: Docs Keywords Add-on)
Words
Encourage use of
connectives
and
two tier words
in writing using the LitWeb or a LitBox
Talk about word origins and stems such as 'mono', 'anti' and 'pro'
Extended Writing
Provide at least one opportunity during the term for pupils to create a piece of
extended writing

(more than a paragraph).
Including time for
drafts

and
re-writing.
Questions
Using
‘how’
and
‘why’
more often.

Giving
thinking

time
, expecting
whole sentence answers
.

Having
open discussion
rather than hands up, pupils discuss with each other using
‘however’, ‘therefore’, ‘because’
Good, insightful point, or correct work
Unclear or muddled work
Spelling error, word underlined
Punctuation
New paragraph, // in margin
Areas of weakness, comment/question to explain
Factually incorrect answer
Something missed out, comment to clarify
Wrong word

Well developed explanation
Well developed description
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Quick overview of the text
Tips:

The first sentence gives you an idea of what the rest of the paragraph is about

Focus on the words that give information, often small words don't give you meaning
Picking out key information from text
Tips:

Look for key phrases, numbers stand out as do proper nouns (capital letters)

Question numbering often relates to which paragraph the answer is in
Focusing on meanings of individual words and phrases

Putting a passage in a wider context
Ability to process ideas and information
Express and explain, organise and sustain thoughts
Relates to speaking, writing and reading
Motivates, engages, improves attainment across curriculum
Lifelong impact
from the KHS Pupil Prep Diary

LIBRARY

alphabetical author archive audiobook bibliography biography borrow catalogue citation classification contents credit database Dewey digital display ebook evaluation fiction index information journal laptop librarian literacy magazines non-fiction overdue periodicals publisher renew request reservation return resources spinner title volumes wireless
Connectives that show difference:

however
although
on the other hand
but
yet
still
nevertheless
nonetheless
conversely
then again
whereas
Connectives that extend the sentence:

furthermore
in addition
what is more
moreover
besides
additionally
plus
I infer that
we might infer
it is possible to infer
this effect emphasises
this effect highlights
this effect accentuates
this effect underlines
this effect points to
Connectives that show flair:

it is as if
it seems
it could be
it is almost as if
the writer/artist/designer/scientist suggests
the writer/artist/designer/scientist implies
Connectives that show similarity:

similarly
likewise
also
correspondingly
equally
in the same way
analysis, approach, area, assessment, assume, authority, available, benefit, concept, consistent, constitutional, context, contract, create, data, definition, derived, distribution, economic,
environment, established, estimate, evidence, export, factors, financial, formula, function, identified, income, indicate, individual, interpretation, involved, issues,
labour, legal, legislation, major, method, occur, percent, period, policy, principle, procedure, process, required, research, response, role, section, sector, significant, similar, source,
specific, structure, theory, variable
Academic word list by Averil Coxhead
University of Wellington
Sublist 1
kinghamhill.org/litweb
A word about reading
Reading lists
Extending reading time in boarding houses
Times to read
Mr Scates' Feedback Box
"If you're a teacher in English, you're a teacher of English."
Sampson, George. English for the English. Cambridge: U, 1921. 25. Print.
From a Year 8 My Maths Homework Book
Talk like a librarian!
The Matthew Effect:
The (word) rich get richer, the (word) poor get poorer
Making the implicit explicit
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