The term refers to communication skills encompassing reading, writing and speaking and listening. Literate pupils communicate with a high level of fluency and sophistication, in both written and verbal forms. Their reading skills enable them to draw out multiple layers of meaning from texts. Literacy skills form a ‘toolkit’ which will enable them to experience a high degree of success across the curriculum and throughout their time at secondary school and beyond. In Partnership What is it? Often in primary school the terms Literacy an English are interchangeable. Literacy covers writing, reading and speaking and listening skills. These skills are taught in ALL subjects across the curriculum. What we offer Literacy Mats in all subjects Accelerated Reader programme Creative Writing Club and Abbey Uncovered magazine 'Word of the Week' World Book Day and National Poetry Day to promote reading for pleasure Planner pages to support spelling and vocabulary Reading Mentors Elite readers How you can help at home Encourage reading for pleasure at home; aim for at least 10-20 minutes per day Help to find books that link with Accelerated Reader programme so reading progress can be monitored. You can do this by visiting www.arbookfind.co.uk Speak to your child about what they are reading Use the links to the right of this page Watch out for WAC The quality of student's written communication across all subjects has always been an important focus at Abbey Grange. In the New Year we'll be introducing WAC (Written Accuracy Campaign) to help students improve their written literacy skills. WAC is based on the top ten written inaccuracies teachers at Abbey Grange have identified through marking. The aim is to raise awareness of importance of written accuracy and give students confidence in their writing in all subjects. Well done to Rachel Lingham and Florence Baldwin who identified all the 'Undercover WAC Crusaders' in our poster campaign.
Events World Book Day National Poetry Day Links Leeds Libraries Booktrust Reading Rockets Guardian; Children Sites Harris Beckenham Guide Cool Reads Poetry Archive Cabrillo Read Write Think Prize Magic All Words Literacy Trust Family Learning BBC Literacy Accelerated Reader Book Finder
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