Interactive Literacy Teaching
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Designed to improve Literacy, this dynamic, interactive Teaching video combines practical classroom activity with embedded Literacy tasks for age 8-12.
Content for a whole term’s topic.
Presented by two experienced teachers, highly popular with both teachers and students.
Teachers Julie and Louise deliver the animated teaching content as the students watch and listen. Then they will describe an Over To You activity, either practical or written or both, for the students to do.
Class teachers are given notes on the content and the video timeline detail which specifies when to pause the video for an activity.
In addition to drama activities and techniques, writing activities are embedded throughout as task which are an integral part of the storyline. Help screens are provided to aid recall and stimulate ideas.
Teachers find that this exciting approach motivates students to truly express themselves and importantly to transfer the practical activity into writing.
The video is also a great support for teachers who recognise the power of a dynamic teaching approach but would like some direction to boost their confidence.
The story takes place in the little town of Deadeye.
It was a happy place – then, things changed. There was not a single drop of rain for 3 months. The river dried up and the land was dry as a bone.
The people wondered what to do and a meeting was held at Rosie Mae’s saloon bar to decide what action to take.
At that very meeting old Josephine recalls a story her Grandpappy told her about the old disused copper mine and how a visit to that mine to take from it an important object changed the luck of Deadeye. There was, however mention of a curse but hey it was only a story after all!
Only a story? Well the townsfolk decide to visit that mine and what happened from that point on turned out to be mighty strange!
Improvisation, Intensive Listening, Detail Recall, Close Observation, Meetings, Presentation, Paired Activities, Report Writing, Reading Reports, Debating, Note Taking, Configuration Mime, Paired Scripting, Line Dancing, Reading/Using Video Help Screens, Letter Writing and Reading, Collaborating To End The Story, Creative Writing
There are 16 Over To You Activities fully described but you will find your students will want to try many more as they get creative with the storyline!
"Great starting point and we were able to develop it on. The children got more confident with the activities. The time length between activities is very good- the children anticipate the Over To You! Fantastic resource from a Literacy point of view.
They were immersed and totally hooked into it."
Amanda Carmichael with Age 8/9