KS2 Literacy - Boys' Writing 2 | SchoolsWorld

SIGN IN

TAG CLOUD

 

KS2 Literacy - Boys' Writing 2

Description

In this programme, experts analyse how Ardleigh Green School has managed to improve boys' literacy. The key to getting them interested in reading and writing lies in boosting their self-esteem.

Dr Eve Bearne returns to Ardleigh Green Junior School to discuss mixed-ability teaching and the importance of speaking and listening.

One of the heads' successes is overcoming boys' negative perceptions of themselves. An emphasis on purpose, pride and collaborative peer support boosts self-esteem and achievement.

Offering students a choice in their reading materials and encouraging independent learning through group work and response partners is effective. Underlying all these approaches is good management at the whole-school and classroom level.

Key points:

  • Boys haven't changed, but literacy teaching must adapt to shifts in culture
  • Group work and response partner exercise can boost self-esteem
  • Offering a choice of learning materials encourages independent learning

 

Read a review of this video on the Teacher Training Resource Bank site.

Part of the series: Primary TAs

RATING

0
0
Recommended

POLL

What should Clegg's pledge to give councils £100m to help with childcare actually be spent on?
Improved facilities
44%
Training
18%
Free childcare
31%
Educational materials
7%
Total votes: 182