Achievement and Progress in English (and Lit*r%&y)


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Achievement and Progress in English (and Lit*r%&y)

  • Geoff Barton
  • Download free at www.geoffbarton.co.uk
  • (Presentation 85)
  • Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • 5 starting-points:
      • Be angrier: start from 100%
      • There’s life beyond C/D
      • For most students, it’s not about intervention: it’s about the classroom
      • Mentoring may be a wasted resource
      • Whole-school literacy matters a lot but …
  • + Lit*r%&y
  • Theory
  • Practice
  • Subject Reviews 2005 & 2009
  • “English at the Crossroads”
  • January 2011
  • The Matthew Effect
  • (Robert K Merton)
  • The rich shall get richer and the poor shall get poorer
  • Matthew 13:12
  • Monopoly
  • (Leonard Beeghly)
  • “Good readers may choose friends who also read avidly while poor readers seek friends with whom they share other enjoyments”
  • “While good readers gain new skills very rapidly, and quickly move from learning to read to reading to learn, poor readers become increasingly frustrated with the act of reading, and try to avoid reading where possible”
  • (SEDL 2001)
  • Stricht’s Law:
  • “reading ability in children cannot exceed their listening ability …”
  • “Spoken language forms a constraint, a ceiling not only on the ability to comprehend but also on the ability to write, beyond which literacy cannot progress”
  • Myhill and Fisher
  • The Matthew Effect:
  • The rich will get richer &
  • the poor will get poorer

English:

MYSTERY TEXTS

  • The climate of the Earth is always changing. In the past it has altered as a result of natural causes. Nowadays, however, the term climate change is generally used when referring to changes in our climate which have been identified since the early part of the 1900's . The changes we've seen over recent years and those which are predicted over the next 80 years are thought to be mainly as a result of human behaviour rather than due to natural changes in the atmosphere. 
  •  
  • The best treatment for mouth ulcers. Gargle with salt water. You should find that it works a treat. Salt is cheap and easy to get hold of and we all have it at home, so no need to splash out and spend lots of money on expensive mouth ulcer creams. 
  • The best treatment for mouth ulcers. Gargle with salt water. You should find that it works a treat. Salt is cheap and easy to get hold of and we all have it at home, so no need to splash out and spend lots of money on expensive mouth ulcer creams. 
  • Urquhart castle is probably one of the most picturesquely situated castles in the Scottish Highlands. Located 16 miles south-west of Inverness, the castle, one of the largest in Scotland, overlooks much of Loch Ness. Visitors come to stroll through the ruins of the 13th-century castle because Urquhart has earned the reputation of being one of the best spots for sighting Loch Ness’s most famous inhabitant.
  • Urquhart castle is probably one of the most picturesquely situated castles in the Scottish Highlands. Located 16 miles south-west of Inverness, the castle, one of the largest in Scotland, overlooks much of Loch Ness. Visitors come to stroll through the ruins of the 13th-century castle because Urquhart has earned the reputation of being one of the best spots for sighting Loch Ness’s most famous inhabitant.
  • Urquhart castle is probably one of the most picturesquely situated castles in the Scottish Highlands. Located 16 miles south-west of Inverness, the castle, one of the largest in Scotland, overlooks much of Loch Ness. Visitors come to stroll through the ruins of the 13th-century castle because Urquhart has earned the reputation of being one of the best spots for sighting Loch Ness’s most famous inhabitant.
  • Urquhart castle is probably one of the most picturesquely situated castles in the Scottish Highlands. Located 16 miles south-west of Inverness, the castle, one of the largest in Scotland, overlooks much of Loch Ness. Visitors come to stroll through the ruins of the 13th-century castle because Urquhart has earned the reputation of being one of the best spots for sighting Loch Ness’s most famous inhabitant.
  • Urquhart castle is probably one of the most picturesquely situated castles in the Scottish Highlands. Located 16 miles south-west of Inverness, the castle, one of the largest in Scotland, overlooks much of Loch Ness. Visitors come to stroll through the ruins of the 13th-century castle because Urquhart has earned the reputation of being one of the best spots for sighting Loch Ness’s most famous inhabitant.
  • Urquhart castle is probably one of the most picturesquely situated castles in the Scottish Highlands. Located 16 miles south-west of Inverness, the castle, one of the largest in Scotland, overlooks much of Loch Ness. Visitors come to stroll through the ruins of the 13th-century castle because Urquhart has earned the reputation of being one of the best spots for sighting Loch Ness’s most famous inhabitant.
  • Urquhart castle is probably one of the most picturesquely situated castles in the Scottish Highlands. Located 16 miles south-west of Inverness, the castle, one of the largest in Scotland, overlooks much of Loch Ness. Visitors come to stroll through the ruins of the 13th-century castle because Urquhart has earned the reputation of being one of the best spots for sighting Loch Ness’s most famous inhabitant.
  • Urquhart castle is probably one of the most picturesquely situated castles in the Scottish Highlands. Located 16 miles south-west of Inverness, the castle, one of the largest in Scotland, overlooks much of Loch Ness. Visitors come to stroll through the ruins of the 13th-century castle because Urquhart has earned the reputation of being one of the best spots for sighting Loch Ness’s most famous inhabitant.
  • Urquhart castle is probably one of the most picturesquely situated castles in the Scottish Highlands. Located 16 miles south-west of Inverness, the castle, one of the largest in Scotland, overlooks much of Loch Ness. Visitors come to stroll through the ruins of the 13th-century castle because Urquhart has earned the reputation of being one of the best spots for sighting Loch Ness’s most famous inhabitant.

English:

  • Let’s teach it
  • Make the implicit explicit
  • Don’t be afraid of knowledge

Speaking & listening:

  • Collaborative talk
  • Modelling spoken language
  • Connectives
  • Teacher talk & questioning

Reading:

  • Teach reading skills
  • Wider range of texts, esp non-fiction
  • Teach vocabulary
  • Create reading communities

Writing:

  • Model writing explicitly
  • Teach sentence variety
  • Teach and display connectives
  • Teach composition
  • + Lit*r%&y
  • January 2011
  • Schools should:
  • teach phonics systematically and assess progress
  • track progress and attainment in English of particular groups, such as white British boys, FSM, looked-after children
  • raise expectations of staff for pupils from low-attaining groups
  • have someone responsible for maximising the achievement of learners at risk of failing to reach average levels of skills in literacy
  • ensure regular staff training in literacy
  • Let’s resurrect
  • whole-school literacy …
  • … but don’t call it literacy

Achievement and Progress in English (and Lit*r%&y)

  • Geoff Barton
  • Download free at www.geoffbarton.co.uk
  • (Presentation 85)
  • Saturday, March 14, 2020


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