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Take One Book: Literature-based English Teaching

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Course content

  • This course is designed to show how knowledge of English and literacy skills can be integrated through literature based sequences, which promote reading for pleasure, deep understanding of text and purposeful writing. Our planning is sensitive to the demands of subjects and links to wider learning are made where the connections are strong. Our approach is derived from research undertaken for a project conducted for the London Schools Excellence Fund  and supported by the DfE (4XR, 2016). Since then we have continued to refine the model which emphasises process rather than isolated skills teaching in order to promote sustained learning and mastery. The Take One Book approach starts with exploring the potential of the text, and explicates the importance of teacher subject knowledge. It then moves through a series of incremental stages which scaffold deeper comprehension and support writing. Areas of focus:
  • Outline of the Take One Book framework
  • One Size does not fit all: the needs of readers and writers
  • Selecting texts and identifying text potential
  • Bridging texts to support accessibility
  • Before reading: hook and orientation
  • During reading: explore, explain, expose
  • After reading: review and reflect
  • Reading strategies: which, why, when?
  • A closer look at inference and how to teach it.
  • Inspiring writing
  • Exploiting wider learning opportunities
  • Using journals
  • Teacher assessment

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September 18
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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