Recommendation 1: Develop students’ speaking and listening skills and wider understanding of language.
Recommendation 2: Use an engaging approach to developing reading, which integrates both decoding and comprehension skills.
Recommendation 3: Effectively implement a systematic phonics program.
Recommendation 4: Teach students to use strategies for developing and monitoring their reading comprehension.
Recommendation 5: Teach students to use strategies for planning and monitoring their writing.
Recommendation 6: Promote fluent written transcription skills by encouraging extensive and effective practice and explicitly teaching spelling.
Recommendation 7: Use high-quality information about students’ current capabilities to select the best next steps for teaching.
Recommendation 8: Use high-quality structured interventions to help students who are struggling with their literacy.
Evidence for Learning has produced another Guidance Report Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation which can be used as a guide as you plan to implement changes in your school relating to improving literacy.
Implementation can be described as a series of stages relating to thinking about, preparing for, delivering, and sustaining change. The section Acting on the evidence, suggests a range of strategies that you might find helpful in planning, structuring and delivering a whole‑school approach to literacy.
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