Throughout the academic year Affinity TSA have been running three literacy collaboratives within the following areas; Writing, Grammar and Spelling. On Wednesday 29th June 2016 these three collaboratives shall unite to explore, share their findings and provide useful resource materials for you and your school.
This experience is free to all Affinity TSA members, including those new to the literacy collaboratives and those who have not yet been involved with the collaboratives this year. Delegates will be able to choose to attend two workshops of thier choice within this conference from either writing, grammar or spelling. For delegates who have already contributed to either the writing, grammar or spelling collaboratives throughout the academic year, this is your opportunity to participate within the other two collaboratives
Writing Collaborative - Moderation and assessment
In a world without levels and new expectations, it can be stressful for teachers to make judgements about writing. In the writing collaboration, we have been working hard to look at the expectations for each year group and find examples of different genres of writing for years 1 to 6. In the writing workshop, we will explain how we went about this and look at some of the examples. At the end of the day, you will have access to writing in different genres, fiction and non-fiction, in years 1 to 6.
Grammar Collaborative - Working at greater depth planning tool
The grammar demands of the new curriculum are very high and it can be extremely challenging to think of ways for children to work ‘at greater depth within the expectations’ for their year group.
In the grammar collaboration, we have been working hard to create a set of plans for Yrs1-6 covering all the grammar strands offering ideas and resources for initial ‘working towards’ and ‘working at’ planning and then ‘working at greater depth’. We have also included some assessment ideas. In the grammar workshop, we will explain how we went about this and look at some of the planning examples. At the end of the day, you will have access to all the plans that have been created for use in your school.
Spelling Collaborative - Teaching spelling through word study
Word Study builds on knowledge about words which the children have already acquired through phonics teaching and expands it to develop critical thinking, word observation skills, discussion and reasoning. Through structured activities, children build on these skills and learn to describe sounds, spelling patterns and meanings; developing a knowledge of words and the way they work as they do so. It’s exciting because it pulls together skills we know work in other learning environments, and develops opportunities for children to talk about words and language in meaningful contexts.
Additional information can also be found at wordstudyspelling.com
Literacy Collaborative 29.06.2016 Resources