literacy hour

literacy hour

n
(Education) (in England and Wales) a daily reading and writing lesson that was introduced into the national primary school curriculum in 1998 to raise standards of literacy
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In English there will be an emphasis on phonics for teachers of reception and year one classes, together with extra training and the continuation of a successful literacy hour drop-in centre and helpline.
The activities in this book are designed for use in the 15-minute section of the Literacy Hour devoted to phonics.
Now fully qualified reading volunteers, ready to go into local primary schools and help children during the literacy hour, we came away from the training keen and well informed about building up a child's confidence, using praise to focus on their strengths, and not highlighting their weaknesses.
A document published yesterday added: "Reception teachers may choose to cover the elements of the literacy hour and daily maths lesson across the day rather than in a single unit of time."
The National Association of Head Teachers says the government's Literacy Hour has been a great success.
Teachers should aim to include each student in the Literacy Hour. Evidence from the National Literacy Project (NLP), on which the national strategy is based, shows that students with widely varying needs can expect to improve their literacy skills in line with the challenging objectives in the Framework for Teaching, when taught effectively within the Literacy Hour.
Although the literacy hour was officially introduced to all schools last September, Eburne has been focusing on good reading and writing in lessons over the past three years.
It also gives guidance on the Literacy Hour in which this teaching will take place.
Dad of two Mark Radcliffe said: "The literacy hour last year was very good so it's great that maths is now being pushed.
The report also highlighted the excellent opportunities for cultural development, effective implementation of the literacy hour and good attitudes from pupils.
Participating schools introduced a Literacy Hour, based on specific learning objectives, as the main means of literacy teaching.
Words with which generations of pupils have had difficulty, such as 'favourite' continued to prove problematic, despite the introduction of the literacy hour into primary schools in 1998.

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