Category: Literacy

Introduction to Disciplinary Literacy Webinar

Introduction to Disciplinary Literacy Webinar : 3/12/20, 4-5 p.m.

Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools recommends prioritising ‘disciplinary literacy’ across the curriculum. Disciplinary Literacy is a subject specific approach that supports raising attainment and closing the gap via enriched literacy practices across the curriculum. This introductory session highlights research on what works in vocabulary and comprehension teaching for subject disciplines, teaching pupils to read, write and think in subject appropriate ways

Please sign up via CPD Manager or contact to arrange a date for your school or department.

Reciprocal Reading Programme

The RIC Reciprocal Reading programme gained Education Scotland endorsement before the summer break:

An online version of this programme has been running since August 2020 and many schools across FVWL are participating.

Programme Outline

  1. Online meeting via Teams: Introduction to Reciprocal Reading & Improvement Methodology (1 hour).
  2. Consolidation: video – Dr. Kylie Bradfield, Stirling University (1 hour)
  3. Reciprocal Reading in Practice: videos & questions for consideration (1 hour).
  4. Approaches: read the article by Kelley Stricklin then consider suitable approaches for your class (1 hour).
  5. Online meeting via Teams to discuss progress & introduce “Think Alouds” (1 hour).
  6. Think Alouds: read the paper then prepare your own modelling lesson (1 hour).
  7. Implementation in school using teacher confidence and learner engagement forms to track progress
  8. Online discussion via Teams to discuss progress (1 hour).

Please contact Dr Janet Adam for further details:

Reciprocal Reading Programme – Autumn 2020

Rated as high impact on the EEF Toolkit, Reciprocal Reading is a structured approach to teaching reading strategies that can be used to improve reading comprehension.  This online programme enables practitioners to develop a deeper understanding of a pedagogical approach that engages learners and leads to improved outcomes in reading comprehension.

For further details, please contact Janet Adam:

Reciprocal Reading CLPL – Literacy Academy Online

Reciprocal reading is a structured approach to teaching strategies (questioning, clarifying, summarising and predicting) that students can use to improve their reading comprehension. The strategy is based on robust research examining what effective teaching and learning in literacy looks like and practitioners will develop a deeper understanding of pedagogical approaches that engage learners and lead to improved outcomes.

Distance Learning – Tips on navigating this strange, new ‘normal’

Marc Andrew is a primary school teacher who loves using technology to support learning and teaching.
Education Scotland’s Professional Learning and Leadership Team offered Marc the opportunity to share his experience with a wider audience via a blog where he shares some of the key lessons he learned from his first week of teaching from home.

There are some great tips for communicating with parents whose first language is not English.

Watch the video to hear Marc discuss his top ten tips for teachers supporting home learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.