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Supporting Literacy Skills: A Course for Teaching Assistants

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This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

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Suitable for: Classroom assistants

Phases suitable for:

Course Reference: 9013WW

The role of the teaching assistant is crucial in the support of literacy skills. What to support and how to provide support is a familiar dilemma, but knowing where to start helps! This course will help teaching assistants to have a clearer understanding of what exactly ‘literacy’ is; learn how to support effectively; and discover how to encourage children to become independent learners.

  • Looking at writing skills and how to support and develop them
  • Understanding how formative assessment works in the classroom
  • How children read: reading strategies
  • Encouraging handwriting style and presentation
  • Spelling problems
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