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Literacy for all subjects- inset day

Discussion in 'English' started by mRs__S, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Yes, I've delivered INSET on this topic on several occasions.
    PM me your email address & I shall forward you my powerpoints
  2. Yes, me too please!

  3. It's a bit late, but any chance i could have a copy please? I'm doing an inset in September
    Thank you!
  4. This reminds me of the endless meetings we had at the end of the 1970s and early 80s under the heading 'English across the curriculum', after the 1975 Bullock report 'A language for Life'.
    What nobody mentioned then (and probably won't now) is that too many pupils start secondary school unable to read and write properly, and never really master those skills, because the inconsistencies of English spelling make their acquisition exceptionally difficult - much harder than in other languages.
    I've explained this in detail at http://englishspellingproblems.blogspot.com
  5. PM me your email address & I will forward the resources I made [​IMG]
  6. ukred

    ukred New commenter

    Any chance for me too? Have pm'd just in case....please forgive me my cheek! :)
  7. I'd love a look at those resources if possible.
    Thank you
  8. Hello - and could I get on your list please?

    Thanking you
  9. Have a look at Geoff Barton's Literacy website. He runs courses on Literacy and publishes his powerpoints free on the website. They are excellent.
  10. The following might be of interest to u.

    Back in Sep. 2000 the DfE produced a list of
    -- 600 words that the Government expects every pupil
    should know by the end of their first year in secondary school. They cover
    every subject in the national curriculum:

    Common homophones and confusions | Science | Maths | History | Geography |
    RE | Music | Drama | PSHE | PE | Art | D&T | ICT | Library | English
    General spelling list
    accommodation actually alcohol although analyse/analysis argument assessment
    atmosphere audible audience autumn beautiful beginning believe beneath
    buried business caught chocolate climb column concentration conclusion
    conscience conscious consequence continuous creation daughter
    decide/decision definite design development diamond diary disappear
    disappoint embarrass energy engagement enquire environment evaluation
    evidence explanation February fierce forty fulfil furthermore guard happened
    health height imaginary improvise industrial interesting interrupt issue
    jealous knowledge listening lonely lovely marriage material meanwhile
    miscellaneous mischief modern moreover murmur necessary nervous original
    outrageous parallel participation pattern peaceful people performance
    permanent persuade/persuasion physical possession potential preparation
    prioritise process proportion proposition questionnaire queue reaction
    receive reference relief remember research resources safety Saturday
    secondary separate sequence shoulder sincerely skilful soldier stomach
    straight strategy strength success surely surprise survey technique
    technology texture tomorrow unfortunately Wednesday weight weird women
    Common homophones and confusions
    advise/advice a lot of affect/effect allowed/aloud braking/breaking
    bought/brought choose/chose cloth/clothe conscience/conscious course/coarse
    our/are practise/practice quiet/quite sites/sights source/sauce thank you
    threw/through to/too/two
    absorb acid alkaline amphibian apparatus chemical circulate/circulation
    combustion condensation cycle digest/digestion disperse/dispersal dissolve
    distil/distillation element evaporation exchange freeze frequency friction
    function growth hazard insect laboratory liquid mammal method nutrient
    organism oxygen particles predator reproduce respire/respiration solution
    temperature thermometer vertebrate vessel
    addition angle amount approximately average axis calculate centimetre
    circumference co-ordinate decimal degree diameter digit divide/division
    enough equilateral estimate fraction graph guess horizontal isosceles
    kilogram litre measure metre minus multiply/multiplication
    parallel/parallelogram negative perimeter perpendicular positive
    quadrilateral radius regular rhombus rotate/rotation square subtraction
    symmetry/symmetrical triangle/triangular vertical volume weight
    agriculture/agricultural bias castle cathedral Catholic
    chronology/chronological citizen civilisation colony/colonisation conflict
    constitution/constitutional contradict/contradiction current defence disease
    document dynasty economy/economic/al emigration government immigrant
    imperial/imperialism independence invasion motive parliament
    politics/political priest propaganda Protestant rebel/rebellion reign
    religious republic revolt/revolution siege source trade traitor
    abroad amenity atlas authority climate contour country county desert
    employment erosion estuary function globe habitat infrastructure
    international landscape latitude location longitude nation/national physical
    pollution poverty provision region/regional rural settlement situation
    tourist/tourism transport/transportation urban wealth weather
    baptism Bible/biblical Buddhist/Buddhism burial celebrate/celebration
    ceremony Christian commandment commitment creation disciple faith festival
    funeral Hindu/Hinduism hymn immoral/immorality Islam Israel Judaism/Jewish
    marriage miracle moral/morality Muslim parable pilgrim/pilgrimage
    pray/prayer prejudice prophet religious/religion shrine sign Sikh/Sikhism
    special spirit/spiritual symbol synagogue temple wedding worship
    choir chord chromatic composition/conductor crotchet dynamics harmony
    instrument/instrumental interval lyric major melody minim minor musician
    octave orchestra/orchestral ostinato percussion pitch quaver rhythm scale
    score semibreve synchronise syncopation tempo ternary timbre triad vocal
    applause character/characteristics costume curtain director dramatise
    entrance exit freeze improvise inspire lighting movement perform/performance
    playwright position rehearse/rehearsal role scene/scenario script share
    spotlight stage theatre/theatrical
    able/ability achieve/achievement addict/addiction approve/approval
    communication control dependant/dependency discipline discussion effort
    emotion/emotional encourage/encouragement gender generous/generosity
    involve/involvement prefer/preference pressure racism/racist reality
    relationship represent/representative reward sanction sexism/sexist
    active/activity agile/agility athletic/athlete bicep exercise field
    gym/gymnastic hamstring injury league medicine mobile/mobility muscle
    personal pitch quadriceps qualify relay squad tactic tournament triceps
    abstract acrylic charcoal collage collection colour crosshatch dimension
    display easel exhibition foreground frieze gallery highlight illusion
    impasto kiln landscape palette pastel perspective portrait sketch spectrum
    aesthetic brief carbohydrate component design diet disassemble evaluation
    fabric fibre flour flowchart hygiene ingredient innovation knife/knives
    linen machine manufacture mineral natural nutrition polyester portfolio
    presentation production protein recipe sew specification technology tension
    textile vitamin
    binary byte cable cartridge CD-Rom computer connect/connection cursor
    data/database delete disk document electronic graphic hardware icon input
    interactive interface Internet justify keyboard megabyte memory modem module
    monitor multimedia network output password preview processor program scanner
    sensor server software spreadsheet virus
    Alphabet/alphabetical anthology article author catalogue classification
    content copyright dictionary editor encyclopaedia extract fantasy genre
    glossary index irrelevant/irrelevance librarian magazine non-fiction novel
    photocopy publisher relevant/relevance romance section series system
    advertise/advertisement alliteration apostrophe atmosphere chorus clause
    cliche comma comparison conjunction consonant dialogue exclamation
    expression figurative genre grammar imagery metaphor myth narrative/narrator
    onomatopoeia pamphlet paragraph personification playwright plural prefix
    preposition resolution rhyme scene simile soliloquy subordinate suffix
    synonym tabloid vocabulary vowel

  11. Literacy is about a lot more than spelling. Literacy across the curriculum is about making pupils apply what they know from one class to all classes. You'd be better looking at writing frames and basic reading skills. If you must look at spelling go for spelling strategies rather than just lists of words - any teacher can produce a list of words but you need to teach the kids how to learn them effectively.
  12. ... as everyone knows.
    Those lists were compiled by Blunkett asking teachers to give him the words that pupils kept misspelling, despite the best efforts of teachers, i.e. the most often misspelt words.
    So it might not be a bad idea to give them to pupils and encourage them to find their own strategies for learning to spell them, because we don't all learn to spell the same way.
    Teachers could certainly help by making pupils aware which parts of those words are tricky. Anyone who cannot spot them easily should look at <font color="#0000ff">www.EnglishSpellingProblems.co.uk</font> or my blogs.

  13. Hi

    Anychance of sharing your resources as well and I will find some to pass back to you too in the spirit of sharing! Have a good day.

  14. jennye55

    jennye55 New commenter

  15. Hi I am also interested in the resources you have please. Please forward them to me at
    Thank you.
  16. y9840125

    y9840125 Occasional commenter

  17. Are you still forwarding on your resources -
    if so then please send some my way - I'll reciprocate! dannymania@yahoo.co.uk

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