----- Meeting Notes (25/04/2013 15:30) -----source of support and guidence Consising of literacy strategies and key information from each Curriculum area consistent strategy across the school
Literacy MatsWriting strategy for all students
What is literacy mat?• Valuable source of support and guidance for allstudents in all subjects when completing writtentasks.• Resource designed, created and used by allsubject areas consisting of literacy strategies andkey information from each Curriculum Area.• Consistent and comprehensive literacy strategyacross the school.
Why should we have ago?• Doesn’t matter what subject we teach we are allteachers of literacy.(To be able to achieve full potential in a particular subject students need tobe able to communicate ideas in a variety of different ways)• Encourage positive behaviour(When students are able to approach written tasks independently theytend to misbehave less)• Boost students’ independence and self-esteem(More manageable writing gives students the belief in their own ability andsense of achievement)
‘Literacy side’Should consist of the literacy strategies suitable for thetype of writing that students produce in the particularsubject:• List of connectives• Punctuation strategies• Sentence starters, etc.• Sentence openers• Writing for different purpose tips, etc.
Developing literacy mat for yourCurriculum Area
Literacy Mat for each KeyStage• Should consist of all the ingredients of the generalmat on the literacy side.• Should include elements related to the content ofthe Key Stage curriculum, e.g.vocabulary, expectations, level descriptors.
Literacy Mat for eachcurriculum year• Should consist of all the ingredients of the generalmat on the ‘literacy side’.• Should include more detailed subject relatedvocabulary used in the curriculum for each yeargroup.
‘Topic related’ Literacy Mat• Should consist of all the ingredients of the generalmat on the ‘literacy side’.• Vocabulary and resources related to each topicwith visual cues.• ???
Activity• Plan the literacy mat for the topic you are currentlyworking on.