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Supporting the literacy strategy of Falkirk Children's Services

March 18, 2015
by Miss Wallace
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Reading Strategies in Action at Nethermains (P4)

Caroline Cane, Probationer teacher at Nethermains is really excited to share this story from her P4 class: We were developing our understanding of a short text we watched online using our reading strategies. First, we recorded everything we knew about … Continue reading

March 9, 2015
by Miss Wallace
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Active Literacy at Ladeside Primary School

Here’s what’s going on at Ladeside: Our Literacy RACI group has been focusing on reading for enjoyment. We have several classes involved in Paired Reading. Older pupils have been trained to buddy younger pupils. P7 been reading with LHS pupils … Continue reading

March 6, 2015
by Miss Wallace
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Raising Attainment – Sharing Good Practice Nationally

Falkirk Council recently shared their approach to raising attainment in literacy at the National Literacy Network. Our Literacy Strategy was shared, with examples of good practice from each work stream. Colleagues from across sectors and from all over Scotland attended the … Continue reading

March 4, 2015
by Miss Wallace
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Sharing Reading Approaches with Parents and Carers at St. Bernadette’s RCPS

Parents and carers from St. Bernadette’s RCPS engaged in an active learning reading session on Thursday 26th February. Pupils from across the stages participated in the session sharing their knowledge and understanding of reading skills and strategies with both parents … Continue reading

January 22, 2015
by Miss Wallace
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Literacy Strategy Celebration of Success

Monday 12th January saw over 100 people attending a celebration of Falkirk Council’s Literacy Strategy event at Camelon Education Centre. Representatives from all of the 8 work streams including parents, pupils from Bonnybridge Primary and Grangemouth High School, teachers, Education … Continue reading

January 22, 2015
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Active Approaches to Reading at Early Level

Falkirk Council’s Early Level literacy mobilisation team have been working hard on support materials for Early Level staff. The focus is on early reading skills and the team have produced a short document outlining approaches to support the teaching of early … Continue reading

January 14, 2015
by Miss Wallace
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Thinking Reader at Bainsford Primary

  Emma Cuthbert, Interim PT at Bainsford Primary School is delighted to share the wonderful work her P2/1 class has been carrying out in relation to higher order reading skills.  The class have already studied Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers … Continue reading

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