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Geography and Literacy. Learning outcomes:. To develop strategies for raising achievement in Geography through improved literacy skills. Learning outcomes:. To develop a department approach to developing literacy through Geography. Stumbling blocks.

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learning outcomes
Learning outcomes:
  • To develop strategies for raising achievement in Geography through improved literacy skills
learning outcomes1
Learning outcomes:
  • To develop a department approach to developing literacy through Geography
stumbling blocks
Stumbling blocks
  • What is it about literacy that gets in the way of your students making the progress they should? Is it:
  • Speaking and listening,
  • Reading,
  • Writing
  • Identify the blocks.
is it speaking and listening
Is it Speaking and Listening?
  • Plan for and create opportunities for speaking and listening in lessons
  • Teach and develop the skills of speaking and listening
some thoughts about developing speaking and listening
Some thoughts about developing speaking and listening
  • Make the talk meaningful – give it a purpose
  • Do something with the talk
  • P4C, Communities of Enquiry, Socratic talk
  • Speaking and listening exercises
  • Learning partners
  • Talking heads together
is it reading
Is it reading?
  • What is it about reading that is the problem?
  • Plan for the development of reading skills
some thoughts about reading
Some thoughts about reading
  • Continuous, Close, Skimming, Scanning,
  • Active reading
  • Reading for exam success
is it writing
Is it writing
  • What types of writing do your students need to master?
  • Teach the skills of writing
some thoughts about writing
Some thoughts about writing
  • Types of writing
  • Have something to write about
  • Organising your thoughts
  • Getting started
no matter what it is
No matter what it is …

To develop any literacy skill:

  • Teach it
  • Provide examples
  • Model it
  • Scaffold first attempts
  • Independent opportunities

(Underpinned by AfL principles)

afl principles
AfL principles
  • Include a literacy objective
  • Share literacy outcomes and success criteria
  • Reflect on the literacy during and at the end
  • Self and Peer assessment opportunities during and at the end
  • Feedback – written and oral – teacher/student, student/student
what next
What next?
  • Create a plan for developing literacy – it might look like your subject improvement plan
  • Select a number of actions, decide what to do, when, who, how, with what etc
  • Monitor and evaluate progress and be prepared to change and add as necessary