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GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS ON RESOURCES TO SUPPORT LITERACY
The resources below are for guidance only but are strongly recommended to achieve consistency of practice where this needs enhancing.
Area of focus
Resources
Assessment Tools
(Including end of year statements in Primary Framework; and new EYFS documents)
Phonics
·       Letters & Sounds
(with Jolly Phonics if desired as an additional resource: www.jollylearning.co.uk)
NB No other scheme is recommended
 
·       Letters & Sounds assessment sheets
·       Thurrock assessment record sheet (THREP)
Reading
·       Ensure there is daily reading aloud to children from high quality children’s fiction and non-fiction texts by established/significant authors
 
·       Reading Recovery – a guidebook for teachers in training by Marie Clay Heinemann ISBN 0-435-08764-9
 
Learning to read (children reading below Level 2B):
·       PM Readers (published by Nelson) – particularly for struggling readers. These should be used with the scheme’s Teachers Books (also PM Gems)
·       Rigby Star (Rigby) – for guided reading
·       Ginn Lighthouse – for guided reading
·       Oxford Reading Tree
 
Children reading at Level 2B and above
·       High quality children’s fiction and non-fiction texts by established/significant authors
·       Pelican Guided Reading (Longman)
·       Rigby Navigators (Rigby)
 
·       Wildcats (Kingscourt) - particularly for struggling upper KS2 readers
·       PM Benchmark Kit 1 or 2 (Nelson)
 
·       Book Bands levels
 
·       Reading test if desired (Salford or Suffolk)
Writing
·       Developing Early Writing (DfES)
·       Grammar for Writing (DfES)
 
Published by David Fulton
          Jump Start by Pie Corbett (quick fun activities at word and sentence level)
          Writing Models (for Years 1, 2, 3, 4)by Pie Corbett
          How to Teach Fiction Writing at Key Stage 1 by Pie Corbett
          How to Teach Fiction Writing at Key Stage 2 by Pie Corbett
          How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum by Sue Palmer (KS1and KS2 publication)
          How to Teach Poetry at KS2 by Michaela Morgan
          How to Teach Poetry at KS1 by Michaela Morgan
 
·         Skeleton Frames by Sue Palmer (Big Books) published by TTS
·         Grammar Skeletons by Sue Palmer (Big Books)
 
          Connections by Sue Palmer (cross-curricular links with literacy using skeleton frames and text type features)www.oup.com/uk/primary
          The Bumper Book of Storytelling into Writing KS1 by Pie Corbett published by Clown
          The Bumper Book of Storytelling into Writing KS1 by Pie Corbett published by Clown
          Writing Matters! Success Criteria for Text Types - Exemplification Booklet produced by HIAS (ask Thurrock English Team for this)
          Badger Test Revision Guides KS1 and KS2 English: Writing by Pie Corbett and Ann Webley Published by Badger (Tel: 01438 356907)
·       HIAS Levelling Writing document (ask Thurrock English team for this)


GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS ON RESOURCES TO SUPPORT LITERACY
The resources below are for guidance only but are strongly recommended to achieve consistency of practice where this needs enhancing.
Area of focus
Resources
Assessment Tools
(Including end of year statements in Primary Framework; and new EYFS documents)
Speaking
&
Listening
          Speaking Frames Year 3, 4, 5, 6 (photocopiable) by Sue Palmer (David Fulton)
          QCA Speaking Listening Learning - working with children in Key stages 1&2   DFES 0626/2003G (also on DFES website –   www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary)
 
·       Thurrock S&L Levelling document (2008)
Handwriting
·       Nelson Handwriting – CDRom for use with IWB
·       Cambridge Penpals as a possible alternative
·       Letters & Sounds assessment sheets
·       Thurrock assessment record sheet (THREP)
Spelling
·       Letters & Sounds (Primary Strategy)
·       Year 2 and Year 3 Planning Spelling Programme (DfES 0493-2003)
·       KS2 Spelling Bank lists of words and activities (DfES)
·       Jolly Grammar (for additional ideas – Y1)
 
·       Letters & Sounds assessment sheets
·       HIAS Levelling Writing document – spelling section (ask Thurrock English team for this)
 
Literacy Planning Units of Work
·       Literacy World: Stages 1-4 (Yrs 3-6) Essential Fiction / Essential Non-Fiction (new edition 2007 – ties in with new phases of planning)
·       Possibly, Collins 2007 edition (particularly for Year 4 planning)
 
NB Hamilton Trust planning is not recommended
 
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
·       All resources as listed above; Primary Strategy website (‘ethnic minorities’); NALDIC website.
 
·       Excellence and Enjoyment:
Learning and teaching for bilingual
children in the primary years
REF: 00068-2007FLR-EN (no charge)
(prolog: Tel: 0845 60 222 60 – select option 4)
Teaching units to support guided sessions for grammar / writing (pilot material)
 
·       Excellence and enjoyment: learning
and teaching for bilingual children
in the primary years (DfES 0013-
2006PCK-EN) is available free from DfES
Publications, Tel: 0845 60 222 60. (pack of materials – usually known as ‘The Toolkit’)

·       New Arrivals Excellence Programme - a resource to support the development of induction procedures for new arrivals (NEAP) DVD 00426-2007 DVD-EN and Booklet 00427-2007BKT-EN
Main EAL assessment document is:
·       QCA Language in Common (2000) scales
 
S&L:
·       Thurrock S&L Levelling document (2008)
Writing:
·       HIAS Levelling document (ask Thurrock English team for this)
Reading:
·       PM Benchmark Kit 1 and/or 2 (Nelson)
·       Book Bands levels
 
Catch-Up Programmes
·       Early Literacy Support (Year 1)
·       Year 2 Intensive Reading Support
·       Year 3 Literacy Support Programme (new edition 2007)
·       Further Literacy Support (Year 5)
·       Y6 Literacy Booster materials
 
 
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