Developing Academic Literacy in Your Students

Secondary & Upper KS2 Programme 2020

This programme aims to explore specific strategies which have been proven to raise proficiency in the use of academic language amongst learners and how to apply these strategies in order to raise attainment. It is specifically designed to help you support and further challenge students to:

 

  • extend academic vocabulary and communication skills
  • understand and interpret examination questions
  • explore and develop critical writing

 

All workshops will be held at George Spencer Academy and will last for 90 minutes.

 

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

Workshop 3

Tuesday 25th February 2020

4:00-5.30pm

Tuesday 24th March 2020

4:00-5.30pm

Monday 27th April 2020

4:00-5:30pm

Content:

  • vocabulary size
  • communicative language
  • cause and effect
  • noun groups and clauses

Content:

  • verbs and tenses
  • lexical cohesion
  • modal verbs
  • nominalisation

Content:

  • graphic organisers
  • comparing and contrasting
  • interrogating texts using visuals
  • the language of exam questions

 

 

Who is this programme for?

  • Secondary and Upper KS2 Practitioners
  • School leaders wishing to implement the ideas across their setting

 

Cost

  • Free – George Spencer Teaching School Alliance members and Spencer Academies Trust and
  • £50 - for non-members for all three sessions.

 

 

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