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Literacy Assembly

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by Louisejd, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Hi all


    I have to deliver a literacy assembly in a couple of weeks to all year groups. I have recently been appointed as Literacy Co-ordinator and am feeling a little lost. Any ideas? I thought about the question 'Why is literacy important?' but haven't got much further!


    Hoping someone has more inspiration than me!




    Thanks :)
     
  2. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    I find it hard to believe that any school would / should need to promote ' literacy ' using an assembly as a platform but maybe that is just me. I don 't think anyone ie the students would dispute that being able to read , write and spell are lifelines for the future. I think you need to adapt your focus for each year group. You may want to mention what your role is / why you are doing it and how you plan to raise the profile of literacy in the school. You may want a wow factor idea for your pitch - perhaps refer to something which you exploited at interview ?
     
  3. I just sent you a pm as you appeared on a thread I'd found on Google. Small world!

    The assembly is part of our school's Thought of the Week. We have different theme de each week and I am to do the literacy week. It isn't in relation to my role per sé, rather just the importance of literacy. I didn't explain in my post very well I don't think.
     
  4. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Like minnie me, I find the notion of literacy as an assembly topic daft at secondary level.

    I think if I were stuck with this, I'd be inclined to run it as a game show, using common errors in literacy.
     
  5. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    If it's a Thought of the Week thing, then why not look at literacy as an international issue - countries with very low literacy rates, how literacy empowers people and enables them to access information. Googling international literacy turns up some possibly useful sites - unfortunately it looks like you've just missed international literacy day, but maybe you can still get hold of the resources.
     

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