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Love Literacy : Every teacher is a Literacy teacher.
At SGS a number of strategies have been created to break down the barriers to reading, writing and com-munication. Literacy is not an English subject. Literacy enables students to develop and gain skills to be able to read, write and communicate in life, in school, with adults, with peers and in society. It gives them confidence, a sense of well-being; a chance to access life opportunities.
Initiatives at SGS.
During the academic year students will have the opportunity to take part in Literacy based activities across all subjects. The following outlines what goes on:
We give feedback for Literacy in every subject:
Using the American model of develop-ing spelling and accuracy in key terms. An inter form competition in which students are asked to spell a broad selection of words, usually with a varying de-gree of difficulty. Spell as many words as they can correctly and they will represent their form in a whole year group competition. The semi finalists from each year will then enter the finals in an inter year competition.
A number of creative writing and poetry workshops have been organised; local authors take sessions with students to improve their writing and creative thinking skills. The authors have worked with a range of year groups from 7-10. The workshops aim to inspire, develop vocabulary, heighten fluency of ideas and technical skills.