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Whole School Literacy
Transcript of Whole School Literacy
Ferndown Upper School
Today we are going to look at both student and staff literacy.
George Sampson 1922
Every teacher is a teacher of English because they are a teacher
Progress so far...
Reading boxes in tutor
Links with feeder schools
What can curriculum areas do to improve literacy across the curriculum?
, writing and speaking.
Explicitly teaching reading strategies, for example skimming and scanning.
Teaching key words and extending learning through word games and tasks
Making the learning environment a place where literacy is a main focus
Ensuring a consistency in marking and presentation
CONSISTENCY in quality of writing
Speaking and Listening
is vital too!
What do you mean?
Could you put that another way?
Why is this question important?
Why do you think that?
What can we assume by that?
What would be an example?
Could you explain your reason to us?
What led you to that belief?
Staff literacy matters.
Can you think of words that you avoid using because you are unsure of the spelling?
Look for the 'Literacy'
folder on the T Drive.
It has been updated and
there are new resources
search whole school literacy
Feedback from Leonora
Update from Emma
Marking and target setting:
This has been a priority for the
PLC Literacy Group.
Feedback through HOFs
First Game: volunteers
Teach skimming and scanning and how specialists of your subject read a text.
You cannot say the following words:
Your word is Globalisation
You cannot mention:
The phrase is
The taboo words are:
The first phrase is
Words go on the backs of students.
Students can only ask OPEN questions to find out their word.
Getting the students up (all of them!)