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Literacy Across the Curriculum. 10. Final Thoughts. Literacy Across the Curriculum. 1: Book in to see your Head . Hammer out the priorities for YOUR school. Start to integrate the different strategies … and come up with a half-term-by-half-term action plan.

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Literacy Across the Curriculum

10

Final Thoughts


Literacy Across the Curriculum

1: Book in to see your Head. Hammer out the priorities for YOUR school. Start to integrate the different strategies … and come up with a half-term-by-half-term action plan


Literacy Across the Curriculum

2: Re-think your working party. Is it time to re-define or disband? Should it move into an evaluative role, monitoring progress and assessing impact?


Literacy Across the Curriculum


Literacy Across the Curriculum

3: Get students involved in the evaluation. Use questionnaires / focus groups to gain their feedback on teaching styles that work, marking, groupings, spelling hints … Summarise the results to staff


Literacy Across the Curriculum

4: Bed ideas into the teaching teams. Your role is to COORDINATE, not to DO everything. Give advice, etc, but insist that curriculum teams run their own meetings on literacy issues / teaching styles, etc


Literacy Across the Curriculum

5: The basics are still important - eg literacy-friendly classrooms, using glossaries, key word lists, model answers, assessment criteria on display, etc


Literacy Across the Curriculum


Literacy Across the Curriculum

6: Be prepared to adapt and simplify the materials as necessary - eg reduce the writing process to its core elements and don’t worry about technical terms. The aim is to improve student learning. Taking short-cuts is fine


Literacy Across the Curriculum

7: Yours is a key whole-school role. Done properly, you willmaketeachers’ lives easier and students’ learning more successful. But don’t kill yourself in the process. Take a rational, step-by-step approach


Literacy Across the Curriculum

8: Keep literacy issues high-profile in staff bulletins, displays, etc. Get 3 staff to say what they are doing re: questions / spelling / writing at the next staff meeting. Give them 2 minutes each. Keep it light and upbeat


Literacy Across the Curriculum


Literacy Across the Curriculum

9: Meet your literacy Governor and give an update. Ask the Head to talk about literacy in the next report for Governors (these are usually termly)


Literacy Across the Curriculum

10: Keep coming back to IMPACT. Channel all efforts into improving the way we help children to learn through language. Small steps are likely to make the biggest impact … so be confident

… and good luck!


Literacy Across the Curriculum

SAFE JOURNEY!

All these resources are at

www.geoffbarton.co.uk

… and good luck!


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