a) 'Enhancing Local Authority Literacy Strategies' National Event
A link to my blog entries on the topic of text complexity and its implications for the UK
ACT (2006) Reading between the Lines.
A review of the research into the topic of text complexity - from the US Common Core State Standards document
Thinking about audience
Creating a literary environment
Technical writing skills
Blank writing frames (as Word files)
A pdf of our original writing frames book originally published by the National Centre of Language and Literacy at the University of Reading.
A pdf of our second book of writing frames as originally published by the National Centre of Language and Literacy at the University of Reading.
a) Critical literacy
This is a pdf of a booklet on Critical Literacy that I wrote for the University of Reading National Centre for Literacy and Language.
An elaboration of Freebody & Luke's 4 role model, with an extension of this to other curriculum subjects.
The CARS checklist for evaluating information sources, particularly web pages,
Four web pieces about spinach - where does truth lie?
A text which takes a revisionist approach to the Holocaust - useful to get pupils into a critical literacy mood.
A couple of contrasting texts for class discussion.
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