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Literacy

How Can I Get


Involved in Literacy?
Reading

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
words;
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
information.

Writing

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
work.
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


writing
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

York.

Talking
You can support your childs talking skills
by:
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
http://freerice.com (use vocabulary and grammar
sections)
http://www.eastoftheweb.com/games/

Reading and Study Skills


http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/studyskills
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/informationliteracy

For Adults
http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise
http://speakspeak.com/

http://www.examenglish.com/grammar/index.html