3. Extended Writing / Literacy

Key questions to investigate:

  • How can students improve their writing in the Humanities?
  • What role do specific literacy focused lessons play in the Humanities?
  • How can we improve written feedback?
  • Do students know how they can improve their written work?

Here are our findings:

Completed “word mat”for Humanities lessons:

word mat 1

word mat 1

word mat 1

wordmat 2

Research:
Doug Lemov’s Field Notes:
http://teachlikeachampion.com/blog/first-glance-sentence-starter-adds-unexpected-rigor-writing/

The art of beautifully crafted sentences:
http://www.learningspy.co.uk/english-gcse/art-sentences/
http://www.learningspy.co.uk/english-gcse/the-mathematics-of-writing/

Hexagons:
http://invisiblelearning.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/solo-enquiry.html  (from “Thinking in Shapes”)

Slow writing:
http://www.learningspy.co.uk/english-gcse/how-to-improve-writing/

Improving written feedback:
http://www.huntingenglish.com/2013/06/16/improving-written-feedback/

Literacy mat:
https://twitter.com/dandesignthink/status/419823851384483840/photo/1

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