16th March 2021 at 3pm
We look forward to welcoming you to our first ‘Early Years Exchange’ event for Early Years practitioners which will kick off a series of Literacy focussed sessions providing the opportunity for FVWL colleagues to share good practice and build a collaborative network.
In this session we will hear from two colleagues on how they have helped develop Literacy outdoors and build a culture promoting reading for enjoyment.
Literacy Outdoors: Reading areas are not all about cosy cushions, ivy and fairy lights. Sometimes they are repurposed tyres, swaying grass and a big dose of fresh air!
Building a Reading Culture: Developing children’s early literacy skills through play-based learning, combining practitioners’ knowledge and understanding with fun-filled family engagement.
Join us either via CPD Manager or by emailing RIC Literacy PT Chiara Sportelli: firstname.lastname@example.org
A new Facebook group has been set up for FVWL RIC primary practitioners who have a responsibility for or a particular interest in all aspects of Literacy. As well as being able to share all FVWL RIC Literacy related news on the site it is intended to be a forum for sharing ideas, resources and supporting the learning and teaching of Literacy.
To join search for ‘FVWL RIC Literacy Primary Practitioners’ and please remember to answer the questions when you request to join!
For further information please contact Chiara Sportelli at email@example.com
CLPL webinar on 15th February at 2pm
This session which is aimed at support staff will equip you with skills designed to engage reluctant readers and improve confidence. A structured approach to paired reading will be provided from choosing reading material through to discussing the text after reading.
Sign up via CPD Manager or contact Chiara Sportelli at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
We are delighted to confirm a series of Stephen Graham webinars for FVWL primary and English teachers on 28th May, 4th and 11th June (9.30 – 11am). Please sign up by email: CLjadam@glow.sch.uk
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.
This website was created by Philip Ford, an English Teacher from Glasgow. A few years ago he started making YouTube videos for the kids in his classes, to help them revise and retain the knowledge that they needed to succeed in their SQA exams. When he discovered that his students were also being helped by lots of other teachers across Scotland who were doing the same thing, he thought that it would be a good idea to bring all these useful videos together on one website.
On this site you will find links to short videos that explain key concepts for the most popular National 5 and Higher qualifications. They have all been made by Secondary School teachers to help students to understand their chosen subjects, and ultimately get the best possible grades.
Delivery Plan Summary (Jan 2020)The updated Literacy Academy Delivery Plan is available here:
Please sign up via CPD Manager.
Dr Jessie Ricketts spoke to TES as part of their ‘Podagogy’ series on literacy. She explores early literacy, but also the shift in focus for literacy in secondary school, including the role of vocabulary – find the podcast HERE
Science teacher, Amanda Fleck, part of the ‘Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools’ EEF panel, has written a blog post on ‘Why Words Matter in Science’ – see HERE.
Hayley Mallinson, geography teacher at Blackpool Research School, has written a blog on the importance of vocabulary in Geography, entitled ‘Poles Apart’ – see HERE.
Find out a little information about we started last year above. If you would like to find out more or to get involved this session, please get in touch!