Catch Up with Literacy

Catch up with LITERACY is an empowering and engaging programme developed specifically for Year 7 students who have not achieved level 4 in reading and/or writing.

Fun and effective, it takes a fresh look at ways to inspire students and help improve their self-esteem whilst teaching vital literacy skills.

Catch Up with Literacy

For Year 7 students who have not achieved level 4 in the subject

Description

Catch up with LITERACY is specifically for Year 7 students who have not achieved level 4.

The course can be booked any time during Year 7 – or indeed as part of a transition summer school - for groups of up to 30 students in a classroom or venue of your choice.

Importantly, funding is available for this programme through the ‘Year 7 Catch Up Premium’.

Benefits

Building on the momentum created in your school, Catch up with LITERACY allows students to experience different techniques and discover new ways of achieving literacy targets they previously believed to be beyond them.

Since March 2000, schools all over the UK have relied on us to help their students reach their full potential. By using accelerated learning techniques and personal development tools we are able to build student confidence and ability in a fun and supportive environment.

Our courses are designed to help students reflect on their learning and inspire them to reach their targets.

Content

The course comprises reading exercises, spelling techniques, Mind Mapping for writing structure, speed reading for comprehension, multi-sensory punctuation and goal setting.

Aims

To increase writing skills and confidence in students of all abilities.

To improve reading comprehension and fluency.

To allow students to understand why they are underachieving and how to reach their full potential.

To motivate students to raise their achievement levels in a positive and focused way.

To enable students to explore different approaches to reading and writing.

To inspire students to improve their literacy skills and reach their targets.

Results

During the course students will:

  • Experience simple yet effective ways to tackle spelling.
  • Reflect on what challenges they face with literacy and learn how to overcome them.
  • Learn speed reading skills that increase comprehension and ability.
  • Create a literacy goal to improve performance and motivate.
  • Use Mind Mapping to organise writing and understand paragraph structure.
  • Engage in exercises that encourage reading with fluency and expression.
  • Use multi-sensory learning to improve use of punctuation.
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"Jay’s enthusiasm, knowledge of the strategies, techniques and tips was excellent and was exactly what we were looking for at this time in Year 11 for our students and parents. It’s testament to Jay and the workshop as to how many pupils had told their parents about how much they enjoyed it and how useful they found it that some students were calling and texting their parents during the school day to say ‘Mum/Dad you need to come to the Parent’s workshop this evening!’ The strategies were relevant, easy to use, engaging and delivered in a way which will facilitate the students use of them as well. It was great to be given some resources by Jay in order to support the pupils through the revision process as the year goes on as well. I will look to rebook this event for next years, Year 11 at a similar time."
Mr David Rhodes
Head of Middle School at Cardiff High School
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