Introducing the Literacy and Learning Materials. Stoke on Trent LEA Literacy across the curriculum 2001- 2004 Literacy across the curriculum training folder 2001 Whole school training day 2001 Literacy in subjects LEA training 2002- 2004 Support material for literacy co-ordinators Literacy across the curriculum key messages 2003 Literacy in subjects for school based use OFSTED bit… ‘Headway has been made in the development of literacy across the curriculum but it remains too slow in some schools, with insufficient consistency of approach across subjects.’ Evaluation of the Key Stage Three Strategy third year, OFSTED, March 2004 OFSTED links the following factors with the effective development of literacy across the curriculum: a clear direction from senior staff appropriate support for literacy coordinators A requirement on subject leaders to include aspects of literacy in schemes of work and lesson plans Activity 1: Key features of literacy across the curriculum In pairs: Sort the key features cards by placing them in the appropriate space on the A3 sort sheet On your table: Compare the results of your sorting tasks and discuss why some aspects have been established more easily than others The impact of literacy on achievement in subjects 71% of pupils who achieve Level 5 or above in English at the end of key stage 3 achieve five or more GCSEs at grade C or above. Only 10% of pupils who achieve below level 5 in English at the end of key stage 3 gain five or more GCSEs at the higher grades. Based on 2003 data The framework of cross-curricular objectives: talk Three strands Key aspect of learning of the framework Learning through talk through talk Using talk Active listening Talking to clarify to and and present understand thinking ideas together The framework of cross-curricular objectives: text Three strands Key aspect of learning of the framework Learning from text from text Developing Reading Understanding research for how texts and meaning work study skills The framework of cross-curricular objectives: writing Three strands of learning Key aspect through writing Learning of the framework through writing Using writing Structuring Developing as a tool and clear and for organising appropriate thought writing expression Sharing the objectives across subjects geography, art, science, Literacy and learning: key skills in subjects D&T, citizenship Maths, science, ICT, 9 1 history, geography, RE, history, Developing clear and Citizenship, Art, Using talk to geography, appropriate Music, PE, D&T clarify and MFL, RE, expression present ideas citizenship 8 2 Active listening Structuring and to understand organising writing Using writing as Talking and a tool for thinking All thought together subjects 7 3 Understanding how Developing texts work research and Reading for study skills meaning 6 4 history, geography, D&T, history, MFL 5 music, art, RE, maths, MFL, history, ICT,citizenship science, ICT Session 2 Working with the Literacy and learning resource pack Features common to each whole school project A focus on school managers as key drivers of change Implementation through systematic planning Materials are flexible and designed to have impact at three levels - Senior leaders - Subject leaders - Subject teachers Literacy and learning A pack (A) containing B - Guidance for • B - Management Guide • C - 12 subject specific guides senior leaders with individual associated CD- ROMs booklet • D - DVD A - Pack C - Literacy and learning Training days series plus individual CD- supported by lead ICT Math Sci ROMs with: literacy consultants a) Literacy and learning subject exemplification b) Literacy in … for school based use and self-study D – DVD MFL D&T PE including: Literacy and learning in… ICT Music 1.Leading cross- Mus Art RE Mathematics Art curricular change: Science RE literacy MFL History Hist Geog Citiz 2. Literacy and D&T Geography PE Citizenship learning: key teaching approaches Focusing the materials Literacy and learning pack Senior leaders Subject leaders Teachers Guidance for senior leaders Literacy and learning booklet Literacy and learning booklet DVD and CD ROM and CD ROM Literacy and learning Literacy and learning Literacy in subject Literacy in subject Executive summary Curriculum planning Support for lesson planning Whole school implementation Department training Development through: Monitoring and evaluation Monitoring and evaluation peer coaching and self study EAL and Literacy The ‘Literacy in Learning’ pack is integral to developing literacy skills with EAL pupils. Using the ‘Guidance for Senior Leaders’ from the LAL suitcase. Strategy resources to support the development of Literacy skills. (page 37) Prompts for a review of school literacy (page 23) Observing effective literacy teaching (page 33) Expectations The roles and responsibilities of senior and middle leaders in the monitoring and evaluation of literacy and learning are clearly set out and understood by all staff Literacy monitoring and evaluation procedures are integral to the school’s overall systems for self-evaluation Teachers’ literacy planning is routinely monitored Evidence about the quality of Literacy teaching is gathered from work trawls, pupil interviews and lesson observations Evidence is used to review school and departmental literacy targets Support is provided to teachers who need to strengthen their literacy teaching Observing effective literacy teaching Use the prompts in Appendix 2 to support your observation as you watch the video clip. You will be using the prompts to judge the explicit teaching of literacy in the subject.
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