Sharon Wallace, Effective Teaching and Learning Teacher, Curriculum Support Team has been working with a number of Falkirk schools trialling the new materials contained in the Second Level Active Literacy pack.
Word lists are divided into 13 sets of the most common tricky words with 15 words in each set. Pupils are to choose five of their own spelling words to add to these sets.
Sharon is going to use the experiences and feedback from these trials at forthcoming training sessions for the new programme.
Which strategies did the pupils like best?
‘Two heads and two beds because it is easy to remember’
‘I like the two heads and the two beds because it rhymes’
‘Accommodation – the two cc’s are the heads and the two mm’s are the bed’
‘Climb the mountain because the M is in the middle of the word’
‘Climb because ‘M’ for mountain’
‘I like granny at the bus stop, it is easy to remember’
‘I think the granny at the bus stop with her four grand-children’
An overview twilight of the new Active Literacy programme is being held at Camelon Education Centre on 13th May from 4 til 5.30 where the new packs will be distributed.