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BUDEHAVEN LITERACY Raising achievement by improving writing
KS3 Writing Level 5 writing… at the end of KS3, students should be at least this good Commas are used to separate clauses (not just in lists) Good range of punctuation Vocabulary is increasingly interesting Paragraphing, even of speech, is generally correct Spelling is usually accurate What target would you set this child?
KS3 Writing Level 5 writing… at the end of KS3, students should be at least this good Commas are used to separate clauses (not just in lists) Good range of punctuation Vocabulary is increasingly interesting Paragraphing, even of speech, is generally correct Spelling is usually accurate TARGET: Pay close attention to sentence breaks as you are sometimes confusing full stops and commas.
KS3 Writing Level 3 writing… we have 59 students in Year 7 who are writing at, or below, this level! Their KS2 data is based on READING… only 15 are highlighted to us- these are in PaCE.
GCSE Analysis Last year, our pink, yellow and green boys, more often than not, dropped marks on … 1.‘Describe’ questions (29%) 2.‘Explain’ questions (36%) 3. SPAG (39%... 82% in Eng Lit!)
LITERACY RAP 1. Evaluate writing skills Y7-11, identifying weaknesses and skill gaps, then enable teachers to improve upon these by teaching the writing skills necessary for success in their subjects. 2. Extend and increase the frequency of Reading Age testing so that rates of progress and the impact of the Reading for Pleasure tutor slot can be monitored during the school year, enabling senior and middle leaders to intervene where progress is not good or Catch-Up is required. 3. Develop boys’ engagement with the Library so that increasingly boys are spending time reading for pleasure in tutor time, in English lessons, in the Library and at home. 4. Effect an increase in the number of opportunities for classroom talk, and improve the quality of that talk so that vulnerable students (PP, SEN and boys) are more regularly encouraged to participate socially in lessons and so that all students become more confident and effective presenters. What does this look like? Y7 personal writing targets Y7-8 monthly literacy via SAM Learning GCSE analysis and intervention Written Style Guide Reading ages in your SIMS marksheets Reading Challenge PaCE Reading for Pleasure slot Support for reluctant readers Photo campaign Graphic novel groups Co-operative Learning Shared success criteria for presentations SALAD days
LITERACY LIVE! First two weeks of January English lessons Year 8 pilot Green pens Cross-curricular DIT with Literacy focus Picking up patterns in spelling errors Creating personal spelling record (in Style Guide) Using Phil’s ‘reflection window’ to improve writing Building the habit of using the Style Guide Please release the books!
Written Style Guide A statement about the importance of writing in our school. Issued this week to all students in Year 7-11 Students carry it Teachers refer to it, and scaffold use Parents aware of it Access digital version via Literacy Lounge Tie-in to Literacy Live!
Everyday literacy 1.Always demand full sentences 2.Know the writing requirements of your subject and model these for students 3.Make time for proof-reading and expect to see evidence of it e.g. green pen corrections/peer corrections Check, check chicken! Write your dept. literacy targets into your lesson objectives Do your GCSE results depend on describe and explain skills? How are you teaching these styles?