Embedding Literacy: Promoting literacy across the curriculum in secondary schools

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ISBN: 9781907927218
Product description

This resource will enable you as a school to:

Increase pupils progress in all subjects with improved reading, writing, speaking and listening
Foster a whole school positive culture of support for pupils when reading and writing within subject areas
Develop transferrable practice that can be used to improve literacy levels and raise attainment across the curriculum
Overcome barriers to learning with literacy skills that positively contribute to learning
Improve outcomes for underachieving pupils by raising their profile and taking direct action to support them
Create a team of experts who can offer widespread practical professional support to colleagues encouraging effective teaching and learning
Raise achievement by promoting effective teaching and learning strategies and developing pedagogy and practice.

Summary of contents
Embedding Literacy enables you to bring about positive change through the creation of an enthusiastic central literacy team who support and train teachers, librarians and teaching assistants to engage in literacy initiatives across the whole curriculum.

Improve pupil outcomes by overcoming barriers to learning
Support reading and writing within every subject
Promote outstanding teaching and learning
Develop a whole-school culture of support for literacy
Session Breakdown
Training session 1 – Why Literacy is important and what we’re going to do about it
Learning Outcomes:

Participants establish themselves as the school literacy team with a clear rationale for literacy development
Complete a literacy audit, analysing and establishing pupils’ literacy needs
Identify follow up diagnostic activities that will inform an overview of literacy needs, potential developments and areas of good practice
Training session 2 – What’s in it for us? What do we need to do?
Learning Outcomes:

Understand and appreciate the rationale for promoting literacy across the curriculum
Become members of the school’s literacy learning community
Make a commitment to take positive practical action based on the training session to promote literacy in your subject area
Gain practical literacy strategies to experiment with in the classroom and gain success
Training session 3 – Reading and talk
Learning Outcomes:

Be introduced to strategies for teaching reciprocal reading techniques alongside purposeful talk to engage pupils with texts
Explore the application of reciprocal reading techniques and talk to your own subject area
Gain confidence to use reciprocal reading techniques in the classroom
Training session 4 – Talk and writing - training group facilitators
Learning Outcomes:

Establish yourselves as department facilitators with a clear appreciation of a department’s written demands for pupils
Identify the genres of writing and language features commonly used in subject areas
Adopt a consistent common metalanguage, explanations of text, language features and the writing process which will be consistently used to support colleagues during forthcoming whole school training
Training session 5 – Talk for writing 1
Learning Outcomes:

Introduce techniques for improving writing and develop a consistent approach to teaching the writing process
Create a favourable context for writing by signposting key elements of the genre audience, purpose and structure of written pieces
Be able to identify and explicitly communicate the requirements of subject relevant genres, audience and purpose for writing (GAP)
Identify how writing texts are structured in your subject area
Use agreed metalanguage to communicate the process of writing to pupils so that a consistent approach is developed in school
Training session 6 – Talk for writing 2
Learning Outcomes:

Use agreed metalanguage to communicate the process of writing and grammatical terms to pupils so that a consistent approach is developed in school and understood by pupils
Feel confident to experiment with subject related grammar in the classroom
About the expert
Angie Curran taught English for 26 years in London secondary schools. She has been a head of English, a head of Sixth Form and a Literacy Strategy Manager with responsibility for developing whole school literacy. For the past six years has been a local authority adviser for English providing professional development and training for schools and colleges. She has worked extensively with headteachers, senior leaders, literacy coordinators, subject leaders and classroom teachers to embed literacy into school processes, procedures and curriculum areas.

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Pub Date 2012-12
Binding Book/Manual