Inspirational Teaching Strategies

SPAG FOR PRIMARY

Take Out the Fear and Return the Fun into Teaching this Element of the Curriculum
About this course

This course is a must for any school experiencing staff worries over the new expectations of SPaG in primary. Although we all read, write and communicate in English, SPaG can often turn educators off. Perhaps we were taught in a different way when we were in school or perhaps it is something that we have not practiced in a long time? This course is here to take out the fear and return the fun into teaching this element of the curriculum.

SPaG does not have to be boring and repetitive, nor does it have to be a bolt on to the rest of the curriculum. Although this is a topic that causes stress for examinations, SPaG needs to be recognised as a skill for life by all. The whole curriculum is living, breathing SPaG if you harness its power in your teaching. Whether you are looking to improve your subject knowledge, refresh your teaching ideas or overhaul your curriculum, this course will leave you full of ideas and excited to get to work.

Course Outcomes:
  • Acquire a wide range of resources that can support student and teacher confidence
  • Discover effective teaching techniques that can help students to retain new knowledge
  • Explore the bigger picture and look at how SPaG can run throughout your curriculum
  • Build teacher confidence in the successful delivery of SPaG ne
Course Outline:
Session 1: The Bigger Picture

How the curriculum can be harnessed to make SPaG part of everyday teaching

Understanding how information can be retained through mastery sequences

Moving away from teaching to the test while still passing the test

Big picture planning for successful outcomes

Session 2: Lesson Ideas

Reading for SPaG

Writing for SPaG

Communication for SPaG

Resources for SPaG

Session 3: SPaG Refresh

Spelling strategies and games

Word class games for information retention and creativity

The art of composition

Punctuation 101!

Wendy Imperato

wendy.imperato@dragonfly-training.co.uk

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

mary@dragonfly-training.co.uk

+44 (0)29 2071 1787
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