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How Can I Get

Involved in Literacy?

You can support your child in reading by:

Encouraging them to read every day;
Encouraging them to read out loud or
along with you;
Helping them to pronounce unknown
Explaining what words mean to
expand vocabulary.
In homework/revision your child can
improve their reading skills by:
Summarising key information;
Making notes of key ideas;
Using sources like the internet to find


You can support your childs writing skills

by helping them to check their written
work. In Invergordon Academy we use
the PRIDE checklist:
At Invergordon Academy we take PRIDE in our
We do this by completing work which has:
P Presentation that is neat, tidy and key
words are spelt correctly
Check that you have copied down the correct
spelling of words you use in your classwork.

R Right use of apostrophes

To show that letters have been missed out: do
not dont
If an item belongs to someone: Jacks
schoolbag; Eves house.

I Included paragraphs if a longer piece of

Use a new paragraph for: a new topic, a new
idea, a new time or place.

D Different sentences that are

separated by a full stop
Carefully read your work to yourself out loud
or in your head. Whenever you pause when
reading, a full stop should go here.
Look at your commas should this be a full stop?
E Every name with a capital letter
Check that you have a capital letter at the
start of every sentence.
Check that all names have a capital at the
start of each name e.g. Jacqueline Wilson, New


You can support your childs talking skills
Helping them to practise talks and
giving feedback;
Encouraging them to speak clearly
and confidently to others;
Encouraging them to talk at home
whether about school, hobbies or any
other interests;
Encouraging debate so they can
have their views heard.
Website Links:
Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary
BBC Bitesize Level 2 and Level 3 English and
Literacy (use vocabulary and grammar

Reading and Study Skills

For Adults