Monthly Archives: July 2013

Word of the Week – Part 2

Two days ago I asked people for their help in suggesting words I could use for a Word of the Week in my classroom. Despite this being the summer holidays I had a plethora of responses with a vast array … Continue reading

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Word of the week! – I need your help

As part of the drive to improve literacy next year I want to introduce a faculty wide ‘word of the week‘. ┬áThis might sound a bit naff (and I admit that it does) but I think it’s necessary and should … Continue reading

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Teachers Telling Tales

A while back I wrote an article for History Today about the importance of story telling. It finally got published today which is exciting. If you’d like to have a read follow the link below: http://www.historytoday.com/richard-kennett/teachers-telling-tales

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SPAG Army

I’ve decided to make literacy a bit more of a priority in my lessons in the next year. I’ve already added SPAG judgements to my KS3 assessments, see my previous post on the ‘Star-SPAGgled banner‘, but to make it a … Continue reading

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Literacy in History

At the Schools History Project conference this year I ended up in a lot of plenaries or workshops talking about literacy and its importance. The plenary by Dale Banham and Russell Hall and the workshop by Donald Cummings and Dan … Continue reading

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