34% of our learners are on our school English as a Second Language register. I am digging deeper into my Inquiry about the best ways to support ESOL learners. Elkonin boxes has been a successful tool for some of learners. Now the challenge is to see how this knowledge in phonics can be transferred into reading and writing.
Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Monday, 7 August 2017
When reviewing Helen Timperly's research on the spiral of Inquiry I am at the checking phase now.
So I am thinking about which learners are still struggling and facing some of the barriers in reading I have found. I am wondering if my deliberate tools and strategies created and using are successful and time to measure the success.
Time to pause and refine all the things I have done so far....
Feedback and feedforward is a way for learners to take ownership and be accountable for their learning. After a discussion with my TE coach we thought that it is important to take into account John Hattie's research about purposeful feedback and feedforward. So learners can indicate what learner quality did they use to find the learning progressions. For example 'I needed to think about where the blends were in my book'.
After several parent connects last week. The big thing was learners building their confidence in reading. So using Explain Everything I created a reward card for learners to put stickers on the learning progressions they achieve as we are doing our guided reading sessions. At the end of the week they will aim to have 12 stickers on all progressions and will be rewarded by reading by choosing a learner to read to from another hub and have time on hub computers playing a literacy game. We will discuss rewards as a group, so learners are intrinsically motivated to want to achieve these learning progressions.
These progressions are identified from school talk and looking at the gaps in word attack skills.
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Monday, 31 July 2017
This morning in phonics we used our sound boxes, learners are really getting the hang of spelling words that can trip them up when reading. This helps when children are having difficulty hearing the individual sounds (phonemes) in words and writing the corresponding letters to make the words. This in time is helping learners to decode words and help with reading fluency.
Phonics-Sound-Elkonin-Boxes.pdf list words