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1 QTS Literacy Booster Session 3 Thursday 7 th February 2013

2 Spelling –Awkward words –Word power Apostrophes – Revision Grammar – Rambling on Punctuation –Useful guidance - information –Spot the comma - exercise –Speech marks – revision –Making punctuation work in context - exercise What we are doing this week

3 Spelling - the solutions Opportunities Cumulative Crucial Communication Inappropriate Negligible Capabilities Accomplishments Unacceptable Synonymous Complimentary Disapproving Preferred Achievable Meticulous Detrimental Subsequently Particularly Administrative Existence

4 Spelling – word power In pairs: How many words can you list that end with ‘ation’ E.g. nation, ovation, plantation …… Target – 15+

5 Apostrophe - revision Apostrophes are for: Omission We’re all here That’ll be all, thank you. Possession Singular – the girl’s coat Plural – the girls’ coats

6 Rambling on … Charlie obviously has a high level of phonic understanding. He is able to break down unknown words. However, he is still not a successful reader in my view. Concerning certain aspects of literacy, I agree with Yetta Goodman (1980) whose research indicated that literacy is a Naturally occurring and developing process in our literate society. This development is minimal in comparison with the expected requirements. For example, children may naturally acquire certain literacy skills.

7 Spot the commas and other stuff There is an old German fable about porcupines who need to huddle together for warmth, but are in danger of hurting each other with their spines. When they find the optimum distance to share each other’s warmth without putting each other’s eyes out, their state of contrived cooperation is called good manners. Well, those old German fabulists certainly knew a thing or two. When you acknowledge other people politely, the signal goes out, “I'm here. You're there. I'm staying here. You're staying there. Aren't we both glad we sorted that out?” When people don't acknowledge each other politely, the lesson from the porcupine fable is unmistakeable. “Freeze or get stabbed, mate. It's your choice.” ― Lynne Truss, Lynne Truss Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door

8 Speech marks – quick revision im coming home late tonight she said and added dont expect me before 11 hurry up he shouted she asked am I late Example 1 Example 2 "Hurry up!" he shouted. She asked, "Am I late?" "I'm coming home late tonight," she said and added, "don't expect me before 11."

9 Note to parents and carers With a partner use the following information to draft a letter to parents and carers. 6 th July Coach School gates Leave at 8.45 Return at 4.00 Caernarvon Castle permission Waterproofs Stout shoes Packed lunch £12 by 29 th June Class teacher Tear off strip History Consider carefully Audience Form Purpose

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