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

Pressure to get it right!

By Jo Gray on

In school, the term is busy, exciting and filled with new beginnings for children and staff alike.

There seems to be a growing pressure on teachers in the end of each Key Stage to ensure that children do well in the current assessment system.

Trying to keep hold of our core beliefs can be difficult at times but by ensuring we revisit our vision and our purpose, we can help ourselves to focus on what really matters.

Look at this review on a belief on assessment for learning, an area that many practitioners are discussing at the moment.

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Literacy

One of life’s joys - reading for pleasure

By Laura Lodge on

Reading can be one of life’s joys and few can resist the lure of a good book. However, far too many children struggle to enjoy texts and develop a love of reading whilst at school. 

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Literacy

Teaching children about love

By Jo Gray on

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is an opportune time to reflect upon the importance of children’s literature in helping children to make sense of abstract concepts, such as the feeling of love: love for their families; love for themselves; love for their friends; and love for their world.

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Literacy

Inspiring Writing in Children

By Laura Lodge on

Free Resources

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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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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