Home learning in English
All pupils will be required to continue their learning at home in order to further develop their skills in reading, writing, talking and listening and to consolidate learning. Tasks may include:
- additional reading of fiction and non fiction texts (including quality newspapers) to enhance skills in close reading and to broaden vocabulary;
- researching topics for writing through other sources such as the internet; television and magazines;
- redrafting writing folio;
- essay writing;
- revision using GLOW or the school website; and,
- consolidation of learning through reading over notes.
Parents/ carers can be supportive by discussing their work with them or aiding them with research or discussion of topics of interest being explored for writing folio. Other ways in which parents/ carers can support pupils include:
- visits to the theatre or cinema and discussing the performance or film in a way that develops critical thinking skills;
- visits to libraries, art galleries and museums to discuss the importance of these national institutions;
- ask about success criteria for specific tasks and go through these with your child;
- listening to solo presentations and giving feedback;
- discussing topics which are discursive in nature such as environmental and social issues;
- discussing the literary genres of poetry, prose and drama; and,
- helping with the learning and analysis of quotations for critical essay.
Home learning in Modern Languages
All pupils will be required to continue their learning at home. Practice of speaking and the learning of vocabulary enable pupils to have a broader knowledge of the modern language. Tasks may include;
- learning notes and vocabulary;
- preparing for assessment in talking and writing;
- consolidation of learning through accessing websites such as Linguascope and Zut!, and a variety of tasks such as reading and grammar work;
- researching topics for the Value Added Unit; and
- redrafting writing.
Parents/ carers can be supportive by discussing their work with them or aiding them with research, learning their talking and writing or checking their knowledge of vocabulary for particular topics. Other ways in which parents/ carers can support pupils include:
- visits to the Glasgow Film Theatre to watch films in a modern language with subtitles;
- discussing cultural differences such as customs, national celebrations, cuisine, and cultural identity; and,
- encouraging the use of the modern language in real life contexts if on holiday abroad.