Literacy Support Blog

The One Editorial literacy blog brings you topical articles, news and guidance created by literacy experts.

Literacy Support Blog

With a range of experience, knowledge and skills our literacy experts have created the One Editorial literacy support blog; offering advice on whole-school literacy concepts, practical classroom ideas and up to date research.

Literacy

Inspiring Writing in Children

By Laura Lodge on

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When the new writing frameworks were released earlier this term, many teachers breathed a sigh of relief. Focusing on ‘ticking the box’ for punctuation and grammatical forms had made encouraging a love of writing challenging.

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Literacy

Early Years Guided Reading

By Jo Gray on

Explore how Guided Reading can work in the early years and the beginning of key stage one to ensure that there is a whole school approach that works on the early building blocks of reading, secures understanding, and ultimately develops a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

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Literacy

A New Year of Literacy

By Laura Lodge on

The start of a new academic year always brings a raft of changes and challenges, regardless of whether you move settings, switch year groups, change job titles or stay put.

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Literacy

The Reading Environment

By Jo Gray on

I don’t remember learning to read, but I do remember where I read: curled up on the top of the bunk bed that I shared with my little sister; wedged between the large dining room table and the radiator; lying on my front on the lounge floor with the fire blazing...

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KS1 and KS2 Content Domains

By Jo Gray on

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Reading has been high on the list of priorities for many schools since the New Curriculum in 2014; if it wasn't on your school’s radar in 2014 with the increased curriculum standards, it certainly was after the KS2 SATs reading paper in 2016...

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Literacy

2017 KS2 Reading Test

By Laura Lodge on

In May, teachers waited with bated breath to see how challenging the 2017 KS2 SATs would be, with reading being under particular scrutiny given last year’s demoralising test. The general consensus has been that this year’s reading test was fairer...

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