Scaffolding the literacy jump from Key Stage 2 to 3

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A two-part webinar for secondary teachers: understand the regression caused by Covid & learn how to support the transition into Key Stage 3.

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The transition from primary to secondary school is difficult for learners with literacy difficulties and SEND – and even more so in the wake of the disruption caused by Covid-19 pandemic and its resulting school closures. This two-part webinar series is designed to explicitly show secondary teachers how to support and scaffold for new Year 7s by understanding and inclusively teaching the disciplinary literacy in their subject.

Research suggests that the pandemic and the resulting school closures have caused up to 75% lost learning and regression in many learners. This is of particular concern for the cohort of children who are about to enter secondary education, where the jump in demand from Key Stage 2 to 3 has always been notoriously difficult for some learners anyway.

This means that secondary teachers will need to scaffold and support their new students more-so than ever before to help them engage with a more demanding curriculum that they may not be prepared for.

Webinar overview

9th September: Part 1 - "The Science of Literacy"

4-5:30pm

  • Understand the basics of how literacy skills develop, including decoding & comprehension
  • Understand the skills learners will need to be taught in order to access a more demanding secondary curriculum
  • An overview of 'metacognition' and how it affects reading comprehension
  • Understand the importance of reading aloud and prosody

16th September: Part 2 - "Research and evidence-based comprehension strategies"

4-5:30pm

  • Gain strategies to improve learners' literacy skills and help them access different subjects
  • Understand how Quality First Teaching literacy strategies are relevant to all subjects and disciplines
  • Understand how schemata form through use of explicit vocabulary and synonym instruction
  • Learn how to introduce and use prior knowledge

Webinar outcomes

Participants will leave with:

  • More confidence in identifying and supporting students who are struggling to access the Key Stage 3 curriculum
  • A better understanding of how literacy (and reading in particular) develops, and the difficulties learners might experience
  • Evidence-based strategies for supporting reading comprehension and fluency

Details

  • Part 1: 9th September, 4-5:30pm
  • Part 2: 16th September, 4-5:30pm
  • Cost: £50 per person
  • Hosted on Zoom by DYT consultant Ruth Everett

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This session has limited capacity. All spaces are secured on a first come, first served basis.

Driver Youth Trust are on a mission to equip teaching professionals with the skills, knowledge and confidence to better support learners with literacy difficulties and SEND.

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Driver Youth Trust are a national education charity with a mission to improve the life chances of learners with literacy difficulties and SEND. We provide professional development opportunities for teachers, TAs, SENCos and school leaders. Our current webinar menu has been developed by our team of consultant teachers, all of whom have backgrounds and expertise in teaching, inclusion, SEND and literacy.

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