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Skills for Classroom Assistants to Support Pupil Literacy Improvement (Post...
Thu 11 May 2017, 09:30 – 14:30 BST
The aim of the course is to provide an opportunity to discuss a variety of approaches for use by Classroom Assistants and Literacy Support Personnel in class or in contexts of withdrawal.
The role of the CA will be described and discussed, both in the contexts of in-class support and in withdrawal.
The training will examine the difficulties encountered by some readers and writers and the processes involved in using language to read, comprehend and communicate with a range of audiences. Assessment strategies and intervention approaches will be shared.
All participants will be invited to evaluate the progress made by the pupils through the use of recommended reading and comprehension tests.
Strategies, approaches and recommended materials or programmes will be differentiated to meet the needs of those working in primary or post-primary phases.
This course is suitable for all classroom assistants, Literacy Support personnel and English HoDs in Post Primary schools.
What to expect...
Participants will know and understand:
the role of literacy support personnel in the context of literacy development
how to use the language model of text, sentence and word
the links between the three modes of language: talking and listening, reading and writing
a range of strategies to support reading and writing
appropriate resources and programmes to suit a wide range of needs.
Kate O’Hanlon, BA, BSC (Hons Psy), MSc (Educ Psy), MEd (Literacy)