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The L Word
Transcript of The L Word
Tier Two Words
Your network name: BlogsJ
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
(with definitions) either pasted in or written by pupils.
examples of good writing
- pasted in
Both of these could also be made available online
(eg: Docs Keywords Add-on)
Encourage use of
two tier words
in writing using the LitWeb or a LitBox
Talk about word origins and stems such as 'mono', 'anti' and 'pro'
Provide at least one opportunity during the term for pupils to create a piece of
(more than a paragraph).
Including time for
whole sentence answers
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
New paragraph, // in margin
Areas of weakness, comment/question to explain
Factually incorrect answer
Something missed out, comment to clarify
Well developed explanation
Well developed description
Quick overview of the text
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
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
from the KHS Pupil Prep Diary
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:
on the other hand
Connectives that extend the sentence:
what is more
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 could be
it is almost as if
the writer/artist/designer/scientist suggests
the writer/artist/designer/scientist implies
Connectives that show similarity:
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
A word about reading
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