ISBN 9781846841439,The Teaching Assistants Guide to Literacy

The Teaching Assistants Guide to Literacy



Continuum International Publishing Group

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9781846841439

ISBN-10 1846841437

Paper Back

Number of Pages 120 Pages
Language (English)

Language teaching theory & methods

This practical guide gives advice on :
The role of literacy in the classroom Developing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills Using various strategies to help build pupil s confidence Each chapter contains questions for you to evaluate your own progress, and provides you with real-life case studies to learn from,
About the Author Susan Elkin is an education journalist and former secondary school teacher.

Table of Contents
A bit of background
What do we mean by literacy?
Aspects of literacy
The National Curriculum and the National Strategies
Literacy across the curriculum
Catching up
Before literacy
Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1
After Key Stage 1
After Key Stage 2
Working with children who have yet to learn English
Doing the job
Learning to read
Old phonics
Look and say
Initial teaching alphabet
Real books
Mixed methods
The full circle
Twenty-first century phonics
Reception and Key stage 1: phonics activities
Key stage 2: Phonics activities
Key stage 3: Phonics activities
Print size
Special educational needs
Doing the job
Early drawing
Shaping letters
Progressing to a pen or pencil
Teaching methods
Pupils with specific handwriting problems
Adults as scribes
Forming words
Sentence building
Writing for real purposes
Frameworks for writing
Creative writing and creative reading
Using a keyboard as a writing tool
SEN writing activities
Doing the job
Developing real readers
Reading what you want them to read
Setting an example
School libraries and bookshops
The public library
Reading in groups
Film and DVD/video versions
Reading incentive schemes
Following book prizes
Sponsored reading
Authors visiting schools
Traditional comprehension exercises
Doing the job
Speaking and listening
The chance to talk
Open questions
Circle time
Speaking and listening activities with small groups
Using talk as you support individuals
Subject-based vocabulary
SEN groups
English Speaking Board
Doing the job
More resources
Further background information about literacy
Reception and Key Stage 1 resources
Key stage 2 resources
Key stage 3 resources
Useful contacts