BSCA Literacy Intervention Summary
Summative assessment using DRA for reading age and standard score, WRAT Comprehension for standard score and Vernons for spelling age and standard score.
From the results of this assessment, pupils are identified for Literacy Intervention and grouped with pupils with similar scores (groups vary from one to one up to six).
All interventions have a baseline assessment and final assessment to show overall achievement and impact of the intervention. Targets are set and achieved throughout the intervention to measure and demonstrate progress.
Pupils are withdrawn from non-core subjects for time limited interventions, dependent on need. Progress is reviewed during interventions, as outlined above, and next steps are then decided through discussion with the SENDCo and other school leaders.
The outcome for all Literacy interventions is that the pupils raise their reading age and standard scores in at least one area of literacy.
Year 7 (Under 75 standard score in reading and comprehension)
Read Write Inc Fresh Start
Phonic Skills, sight words, comprehension, inference and Spelling
Objective – To improve reading and spelling skills.
Year 7 (76-84 standard score in reading, comprehension and spelling)
Literacy Basic Skills - Punctuation (Capital Letters, full stops)
(One term) Using Commas
Contractions and Connectives
Past and Present Tenses
Consolidating Word types
Objective – To build on basic literacy skills and fill any gaps in knowledge.
Retrieval - Seeing what you read
(Half term) Looking for clues
Seeing actions and colours
Feeling what you read
Reading like a detective
Objective – To be able to identify and retrieve information from text.
Inference - Understanding inference
(Half Term) Inference from text
Brutus the Bull
Objective – To be able to infer from a piece of text.
Descriptive Writing - Metaphors
(Half Term) Alliteration
Describing a setting
Describing a character
Objective – To be able to produce a good piece of descriptive writing.
Developing Vocab - Introduction
(Half Term) Categorising Adjectives
Putting words into action
Objective – To improve vocabulary knowledge and write using more adventurous language.
Fix It Writing - Sentences
(One Term) Punctuating sentences and word groups recap
Commas for meaning and dramatic effect
Verb form and Tenses
Objective – to build on basic literacy skills and improve writing further.
Story Writing Story writing
(Half Term) Stages of a story
Introduction to genre
Direct and Indirect speech
Planning a good story
Opening a story
Guy Fawkes Night
Objective – To improve planning and writing a good story.
Active Reading Using your experience
(Half Term) Thinking aloud
Reading like a detective
Showing not telling
Objective – To improve reading accuracy, pace, and expression, and improve comprehension skills and be able to discuss a text.
Opinion Writing Fact or Opinion
(Half Term) Balanced Argument
Article and Letter Writing
Writing a good discussion piece
Objective – To be able to understand the difference between fact and opinion and be able to write a balance argument.
Year 9, 10, 11
Reciprocal Reading Comprehension
(Open ended) Pig Heart Boy
Objective – To be able to predict, question, clarify and summarise texts. To be able to answer comprehension questions in a GCSE style.
Improving Literacy Skills Topic Sentences
(One Term) Writing Paragraphs
Comparing and Contrasting
Objective – To deepen knowledge of literacy skills to improve writing for GCSEs.
Handwriting (All years referred in by teaching staff)
Objective – To improve handwriting skills so that writing can be read by teachers and examiners.
Lexia PowerUp Computer Programme (All years, 100 licences available, allocated by Literacy Booster Coordinator)
- Word building
Objective – To improve standard scores in reading accuracy and comprehension through activities linked to word study, grammar and comprehension.