Literacy and Learning in Science

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Produced in 2004, this Key Stage Three National Strategy guidance was produced for science subject leaders to help them implement literacy and learning in science as part of a whole-school initiative designed to improve teaching and learning and raise standards. It was produced with a CD-ROM containing video-recorded lessons to exemplify the ideas – although these lessons were not in a science context, and are not available here.

The document uses as a starting point the Key Stage Three National Strategy’s Framework for teaching English: Years Seven, Eight and Nine and its cross-curricular objectives which focus on learning through talk, learning from text and learning through writing.

Components
*Section 1: Introduction to literacy and learning - the ideas behind the literacy and learning initiative and contains the framework of cross-curricular objectives that is at its heart.

*Section 2: Implementing literacy and learning in science - outlines ways of working with teachers in the department in order to implement the scheme.

*Section 3: Explaining and exemplifying the objectives - in the context of science.

*Section 4: Observing effective literacy teaching - contains prompts to assist in the monitoring and evaluation of literacy teaching.

*Section 5: Contents of the Literacy and Learning DVD - an index of material on the DVD (not available here).

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