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What is Literacy?  According to A Curriculum for Excellence, Literacy is “...the set of skills which allows an individual to engage fully in society and.

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1 What is Literacy?  According to A Curriculum for Excellence, Literacy is “...the set of skills which allows an individual to engage fully in society and in learning, through the different forms of language, and the range of texts, which society values and finds useful.” “Competence and confidence in literacy, including competence in grammar, spelling and the spoken word, are essential for progress in all areas of the curriculum.”

2 Learning and Teaching Group LITERACY – Sharing Standards

3 In-Service Day – Conclusions… Improving Standards through: Vocabulary and Expression Different Forms of Writing – Modelling, Deconstruction & Marking Grammatical and Technical Accuracy Reading Talking & Listening

4 Sharing Standards FOCUS - VOCABULARY AND EXPRESSION 1.Subject-Specific Vocabulary 2.Enriching Vocabulary 3.Displays – Words of the Week 4.Formality of Expression

5 Sharing Standards FOCUS - DIFFERENT FORMS OF WRITING Teaching Different Genres of Writing by: Deconstructing and Modelling Examples Using Writing Frames Topic Sentences Linkage Marking Grids

6 Sharing Standards FOCUS – GRAMMATICAL AND TECHNICAL ACCURACY Addressing Technical Accuracy: 1.Use of Correction Code 2.Technical Accuracy Booklet 3.Spelling Strategies & Rules 4.Reinforcement through Displays 5.Importance of self and peer assessment

7 Sharing Standards FOCUS – READING SKILLS Making reading an active process by: 1.Teaching the skills of skimming & scanning 2.Teaching pupils to use context 3.Teaching the skills of Close Reading – summarising, following an argument, use of emotive language 4.All teachers use a meta-language to foster independence in pupils

8 Sharing Standards FOCUS – TALKING AND LISTENING 1.Awareness of audience and purpose in talk 2.Active Listeners

9 Making it Work  Individual  Departmental  Learning Support  Library  S.Q.A. Demands?  Developing a Whole-School Strategy

10 Reflecting on Current Practice Curriculum for Excellence: Building the Curriculum 4 – Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work – Listening and Talking for Learning How do we provide learners with opportunities to:  Engage with others in group and class discussions of appropriate complexity?  Learn collaboratively – for example, when problem solving?  Explain their thinking to others?  Explore factors which influence them and persuade them in order to help them think about the reliability of information?

11 Reflecting on Current Practice Curriculum for Excellence: Building the Curriculum 4 – Skills For Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work – Reading for Learning How do we provide learners with opportunities to:  Find, select, sort, summarise and link information from a variety of sources  Consider the purpose and main concerns in texts, and understand the difference between fact and opinion?  Discuss similarities and differences between texts?

12 Reflecting on Current Practice Curriculum for Excellence: Building the Curriculum 4 – Skills For Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work – Writing for Learning How do we provide learners with opportunities to:  Make notes, develop ideas and acknowledge sources in written work?  Develop and use effective vocabulary?  Create texts – for example, presentations – which allow learners to persuade/argue/explore ideas?


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