Literacy

Why Literacy Matters

“Literacy is…the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.” (Kofi Annan)

 

What’s been happening at Goffs with regards to literacy?

It has been an amazing year for literacy here at Goffs with many activities being continued and some new additions being introduced.

We have continued to incorporate LRC lessons into the timetables of Year 7 and Year 8 and these lessons throughout the year have seen the use of our Accelerated Reader programme, an introduction to nineteenth century texts in order to allow students to become GCSE ready as well as little workshops with small groups of students in order to build their literacy skills. 

We have also continued with having an annual literacy day for Year 7, 8 and 9. This year saw Barrie McDermid from ‘The Punctuation Show’ visit Year 7and 8 to perform to students during an interactive hour in order to build their grammar and punctuation skills in the style of a comic game show. 

Year 9 also took part in a literacy day where they were taken off timetable and performed to by a rap and hip-hop artist called Valentine from the company ‘Student of Life’. The day saw the year group working in their form groups writing their own piece of rap music or spoken word about something that they feel passionate about. The day allowed them to work collaboratively as well as strengthen their written and spoken literacy skills. 

New additions to this year have been ‘The Word of The Week’ and ‘The Riddle of The Week’. Every Tuesday the word of the week is announced on the tannoy system across the school by me. The words are challenging and each student has the opportunity to receive house points every time they endeavour to use the word of the week in their class or homework. This initiative allows students to broaden their vocabulary, improve their literacy skills and increase their house point value.

‘The Riddle of The Week’ is also announced on the tannoy system every Thursday and this allows students to strengthen their learning power by giving them a riddle that requires them to think ‘outside of the box’ and build their problem solving skills. 

Overall, it has been a successful year for literacy here at Goffs and we look forward to another one next year!

I wish you all a fantastic summer!

Miss Sophie Everist
English Teacher
Whole School Literacy Coordinator 

 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Apostrophes omission worksheet.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Common Errors Your and youre.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Apostrophes ownership.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Breaking writing into paragraphs.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Building a paragraph.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Building and closing applying what you have learnt.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Capital letters 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Closing paragraphs.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Capital letters 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Complex sentences starting with adverbs and past participles.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Complex sentences subordinate clauses in the middle of a sentence.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Complex sentences worksheet.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Compound Sentences.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Connectives 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Connectives 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Direct and reported speech.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Exclamation marks 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Exclamation marks 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Full stops 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Full stops 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Helping my child to improve their Literacy skills.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Homophones fact sheet 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Homopones activity 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Linking paragraphs.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Paragraphs higher level skills.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Paragraphs 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Paragraphs 1b.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Parent Guide to Students at Level 3.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Parent Guide to Students at Level 4.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Parent Guide to Students at Level 5.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Parent Guide to Students at Level 6.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Parent Guide to Students at Level 7.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Parent Guide to Students at Level 8.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Plurals 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Plurals 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Plurals y ies.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Question marks 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Question marks 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Semi Colons and colons for emphasis.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Six ways to start a sentence.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Speech marks 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Speech marks 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Theretheirtheyre homophones.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
To too two homophones.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
What is Literacy at Goffs.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Worksheet plurals es.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Writing to argue formal structure.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Youre and your homophones.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Common Errors Accept and except.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Common Errors Difference between Affect and Effect.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download