This webinar with Dr Jennifer Glenn and Dr Irene Anderson provides practical ways that secondary school teachers can use effective literacy approaches in their classroom teaching and learning programmes. It also explores how whole-school approaches to literacy have been effective in deepening teacher understanding and growing school-wide practices.
Jennifer has extensive and recent classroom experience of leading a range of literacy initiatives both at Thames High School and in a Community of Learning, and Irene is an education consultant with Evaluation Associates who has worked with many schools to build literacy practices within and across learning areas. They have recently published Secondary Literacy: A Handbook for Teachers (available at simplylitnz.co.nz).
To help you navigate the webinar easily, there is a list of the key topics covered in the session below, including the time each was discussed. The key ideas discussed in this webinar are also shared in a short insight article.
Topics discussed in this webinar
Times shown in minutes and seconds from the start of the video
|3.47||What is secondary literacy?|
|6.02||Equity in literacy teaching and learning|
|8.44||How secondary teachers can improve writing in their learning areas|
|10.11||The 7 steps of writing|
|12.20||Building ideas and knowledge|
|15.48||Writing at the sentence and paragraph level|
|20.20||Four key steps for supporting student reading across learning areas|
|20.58||Identifying students’ reading difficulties|
|20.58||Providing opportunities to read|
|29.56||School-wide reading fitness programmes|
|33.57||The role of feedback in improving student literacy|
|40.09||Reading and writing in the digital environment|
|48.15||School-wide approaches to literacy|
Recommended further reading
Glenn, J., & Anderson, I. (2020). Secondary Literacy: A Handbook for Teachers. Available at simplylitnz.co.nz.
Alton-Lee, A., & Glenn, J. (2012). BES Exemplar 5: Learning Logs. Ministry of Education.
Wolf, M. (2018). Reader come home: The reading brain in a digital world.