Good Practice

Good Practice examines different methods employed in schools to encourage students to enjoy, improve and gain confidence in their reading and writing abilities.

There are 6 videos in this series.

5 mins Guided Reading: Making it Active
An in-depth look at two different guided reading sessions, which involve primary pupils revisiting well known texts, in a resource showing good practice in EYFS and Key Stage 1 literacy sessions.
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5 mins Guided Reading: Fiction and Non-fiction
Teachers at two very different primary schools, one inner-city and one rural, show how they support Key Stage 2 guided reading groups in literacy sessions looking at fiction and non-fiction.
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5 mins Guided Reading: Special Needs
An insight into a Year 6 guided reading group, which mostly comprises of EAL and SEN pupils, where the teacher demonstrates the strategies she uses to support learning in literacy lessons.
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5 mins Talk to Write 1: A Storytelling School
A primary school in Oxford has devised storytelling hopscotch patches as a way of helping KS1 and KS2 pupils' writing skills.
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5 mins Talk to Write 2: Hear, Map, Step Speak
As part of its 'Talk to Write' programme, a primary school in Oxford focuses on verbalising before writing for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, in partnership with the Story Museum.
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5 mins Talk to Write 3: Developing a Story Together
As part of the Talk to Write project, suitable for KS1 and KS2, storytelling is used to enhance and improve creative writing skills.
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