Recommendation 1: Prioritise ‘disciplinary literacy’ across the curriculum.
Recommendation 2: Provide targeted vocabulary instruction in every subject.
Recommendation 3: Develop students’ ability to read complex academic texts.
Recommendation 4: Break down complex writing tasks.
Recommendation 5: Combine writing instruction with reading in every subject.
Recommendation 6: Provide opportunities for structured talk.
Recommendation 7: Provide high quality literacy interventions for struggling students.
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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