Category Archive: Literacy


Interactive Literacy Walls


Who is it for? Staff who wish to raise their students understanding of key words and terminology in an interactive, competitive manner. Outline of idea TVA is looking at raising the literacy levels of all students and I have chosen to work with students who have learning and language difficulties. I also wanted to make …

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Building Learning Power by Guy Claxton (perhaps specifically useful to GTP/ITT/NQT/UQT staff)

Building learning power

Written by Emily Player (D/T GTP The Voyager Academy. Who is it for?  This is an idea for all teachers at KS3 interested in developing group work.  All teachers especially those with a passion for creating stimulating learning environments interest in building ‘engine rooms’ open to new approaches for student thinking Outline of the idea …

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Co-created class notes – Mark Dawes


Who is it for? This idea is potentially usable with any class that needs to have notes to refer back to in future and which they need to learn and to use as a revision resource. It is particularly useful for pupils who do not find it easy to make notes for themselves. Outline of …

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Argument Chains

As Christmas approaches I was thinking about a way I could get some nice decorations made for my classroom in a way that would also help my Year 11s to learn something. The result was “Argument Chains”, a version of a simple paper chain that also visually represents a written argument. Who's it for? Anyone …

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