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girlymac

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Literacy starters
« on: October 03, 2013, 10:55:04 AM »
Hi

We are having a bit push with literacy at the moment and i am wondering if anyone has any interesting literacy starters?

Thanks

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Re: Literacy starters
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 12:26:18 PM »
Just a few off the top of my head that I do a fair bit: -

Dominoes activity - matching definitions with key words
Anagrams - new key word (how many words can you make from it)
Loads of interactive games with key words - hangman, blockbusters, taboo etc....

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Re: Literacy starters
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2013, 06:36:23 PM »
email me ill send you our scrabble board

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Re: Literacy starters
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013, 07:43:40 PM »
I've emailed you too, thanks Danny. :)
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Re: Literacy starters
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013, 08:20:34 PM »
Scrabble board. That sounds interesting. Would you mind explaining it? Thanks

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Re: Literacy starters
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2013, 08:16:38 PM »
Its a scrabble board - letters with a numerical value -
How many key words can you create linked to last lesson? How many points do you score?
Can you come up with a key word for this lesson? How many points would you score?
Can you find a word linked to the lesson objective? Can you find another word that scores more?
Highest scoring word from todays lesson
Can you beat theteachers word

Works really well as starter plenary or end of learning cycle to check the learning.  I gtot the idea from Simon Bendry at Frome College and their Geography Department

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Re: Literacy starters
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2013, 09:16:29 AM »
Thanks for replying. Would it be possible to ask for a copy . I hope you are not overwhelmed by requests.

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Re: Literacy starters
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2013, 02:44:36 PM »
please could you loop me in to the scrabble board, sounds great, Thanks

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Re: Literacy starters
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2013, 08:02:50 PM »
What about an article from a newspaper to read as a starter ? Silent reading followed by question and answer session?

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Re: Literacy starters
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2013, 10:20:22 PM »
Misspelt words starter . Have lines of geographical words with 4 copies of the term spelt correctly and 1 wrongly eg :
Population population poplation population population
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Re: Literacy starters
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2013, 12:15:16 PM »
Simple country or city naming games work well:

Countries with only 1 vowel in them (albeit repeated), countries with all 5 vowels in them (there are a number).

You can also use syllables- Countries with just 1 or 4 and 5 work well too!

Another quick but valuable one is to ask them to find Geography related homophones (there are lots).

Hope this helps.

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Re: Literacy starters
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2013, 01:01:29 PM »
Could I have a copy of the scrabble board as well?  Thanks!!!!

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Re: Literacy starters
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2013, 11:13:32 AM »

Countries with only 1 vowel in them (albeit repeated),


I'm trying this one this week, one student asked me "Mister, what's a vowel?"
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