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Literacy across the curriculum.

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Literacy is 100% a cross curriculum skill.
It concerns: The ability to read, write and communicate, listening, sounds of words and vocabulary
as well as others.
Literacy is not a synonym for the English language It is broader and permeates each subject.
Children acquire and require literacy skills in and for all areas of learning they refine their literacy
through other areas of the curriculum.
CfE: Literacy is a set of skills which allows individuals to engage fully in society find rest of quote
Literacy is a loose synonym for competence but does not describe it properly for instance
computer literacy.
Literacy is cross curriculum.
Language of maths for example. There are words in the English language which are specific to
mathematics such as sin and cosin. These are words which need to be learnt in order to explain
elements of maths. There are some words that have one meaning in English and a different meaning
in maths. Such as Radius, brackets etc. And there are words that have the same meaning in maths
and english such as symmetry.
This is the same across the spectrum.
Mnemonics can help with this
WALT and WILF
We All Learn Together
What Am I Looking For
In order to overcome language difficulties, we need to encourage students to put problems across in
ways that they can explain their own words and to encourage them to read through things for their
meaning try to ascertain the meaning of words through it's context.

Grammar Tips!
The aardvark was affected by the arrow. The effect was hellish.
Back to basics! A sentence contains:
A capitol letter and a full stop/question mark/exclamation mark etc.
A subject or a focus
an associated activity.

They have four funtctions:


Statement
Question
Exclamation
Instructions
Adverbs and Adjectives! These are describing words, describing an action and a noun respectively.
I've never (adverb) forgotten (adjective) how to tie my shoes.
Commas
6 main uses
To join main clauses with conjunctions
Mark out a phrase from a sentence.
To introduce a quotation
To introduce direct speech.
To seperate a dependent clause after the closing parentheses ( )
Semi Colon (fuck this shit)
To replace conjunctions
To join clauses using a conjunctive adverb
To seperate items in a list.
We've already eaten a big lunch; that didnt stop is from going out for dinner
Many school leavers are intimidated by the exclusivity of older universities; however they still
apply.
Some of the performers were A, who did X; B, who did Y; and C who did Z.
Apostrophes
2 uses
Show possession
Indicate missing letters
Plurals go AFTER the S - the three patients' thought
Children is already plural so the ' goes before the S - Children's
Paragraphs
Sort ideas into manageable chunks
Topic sentence
clear point
one focus
only relevant information
more than two sentences