Presentation on theme: "From Oral to Written Narrative"— Presentation transcript:
1 From Oral to Written Narrative Moira Lloyd, School Improvement ServiceStacey Hicks, Beverley High SchoolRebecca Coe, Beverley Grammar School
2 Course materialsFrom Oral to Written Narrative, a pack of activities and ideas aimed at Key Stage 2, Black Sheep Press.Talkabout……secondary school, a pack of activities to develop situational understanding and verbal reasoning skills,Black Sheep PressMoira also add TAs developed own resources to work alongside these
3 Characteristics of Students with SLCN Disorganised in timeDisorganised with possessionsDifficulties structuring workDisorganised in placeDifficulties with comprehensionDifficulties with vocabularyDifficulties generalising from specificsA long time to process informationFrequently distractedMoira
4 Choosing the cohort Y7 Low level 3 in KS2 NC writing test Group of 4 likely to work well togetherPre intervention testing in 3 schoolsMoira to explain test inc control
5 ObjectivesTo build confidence orally – doesn’t involve written/reading/ worksheet activities - all oral sessionsGroup of 4 – build relationshipsBuild up listening and understanding, memory, expressive and social skillsImprove written work/vocabularyMoira theoryStacie/ Becca to add in comments re pupils reactions to this approach
6 General Strategies Teach students to file and organise their work Show them the classroom rulesExplain the purpose of an activityEmphasise key pointsSlow everything downChunk informationGive students time to answerSome theory given to TAs
7 General strategiesProvide list of vocabulary for new topics and check understandingVisual cues and concrete materialsUse gesture and actionGive direct instructionsGive written directions and instructions for assignments.Demonstrate and talk through tasks
8 Lesson Structure Warm up Revisit previous lessons New concept Activities to reinforce conceptSummaryBecca and Stacie to extend this with what they did.
9 Using Cue Cards When? Who? Where? Problem Solution Dialogue Emotion Stacie to explain and demonstrate
10 Personalising the resources Stacie to cut and paste some white board presentations.Becca to describe her experiences.
11 Pupil Responses ‘I love coming here!’ ‘It’s not like a real lesson’ ‘I think these lessons are working because I can write down my ideas better & describe things better.’‘I now know that I have to use when, where, what, who, how & also that a story has a problem & a solution.’‘I found these lessons very helpful because now I can get my ideas out of my head & onto paper.’‘It also helps me in my Humanities, French & Spanish lessons.’‘I’m now more confident.’
12 TA Responses‘It didn’t take long to see a definite improvement in the pupils’ performance.’‘This Oral to writing Narrative programme clearly builds the confidence & ability of the pupils using it.’‘Even those that don’t like writing have enjoyed using this method & have achieved in their lessons & wanted to go on to do writing once the ideas started to flow.’‘A brilliant programme that has been proved to work in English lessons as well as other subjects.’
13 Outcomes Increased TA self confidence Increased pupil self confidence both socially and in class interactionsImproved skillsImproved motivationIncreased lesson enjoymentImproved working relationships