Teachers who are already using the NCELP Schemes of Work may now find it useful to direct their students to download resources, directly. The most straightforward way to do this is to get them to download the Resources Log, here:
Each Resources Log contains links to:
- a full two-lesson resource;
- individually split phonics, vocabulary and grammar resources;
- the quizlet vocabulary set for each week;
- weekly audio vocabulary learning homework tasks.
This is the easiest way for Y7 students to navigate their way to the right resources.
Teachers themselves may also want to download the latest version of the Y7 SOW, here:
The full-lesson resources include answer slides to enable students to correct their own work. These typically follow directly from the task slides.
Students may need specific messaging to guide them to complete tasks before checking answers! It is worth remembering, however, that the self-marking facility on most online platforms can also easily be circumvented by resourceful students looking to short-cut the system! Teaching our students to work through the resources responsibly will undoubtedly be part of the process of readying them for remote learning.
Making extended use of Quizlet is one obvious way to boost vocabulary retention and revisiting during the period of school closure. The NCELP SOW set out to revisit vocabulary sets systematically 3 and 9 weeks after they are first introduced. If teachers find that they have additional revisiting time, they could consider adding in an additional vocabulary revision slot, either weekly or fortnightly.
In addition, teachers might find it useful to build in some self-access tasks that revisit prior phonics, vocabulary and grammar learning from a particular week. The sample self-access lesson provided here is a suggestion for how this might look. It was originally conceived as a cover and/or revision lesson to accompany the NCELP resources, but its layout and instructions make it appropriate for remote learning. There is an answer sheet for self-marking, too.
We are also providing 50-page language guides to accompany the NCELP Y7 schemes of work. These provide succinct grammar explanations, vocabulary lists, and a phonics guide to support students’ independent learning for the whole of Y7. They also include QR codes on each page to link to each week’s vocabulary learning on Quizlet.
Teachers not currently in an NCELP hub
Any teachers not currently using the NCELP schemes of work might find it useful to direct students to particular NCELP resources to complement their existing SOW, in particular to individual phonics and/or grammar resources.
Again, the easiest way to locate these is to download the excel SOW documents (links above), go to the Resources tab, and select a particular SSC (Sound-spelling correspondence) and/or grammar feature, and send the link out to students. We are aware of a groundswell of interest in NCELP: some schools are preparing to teach the NCELP SOW to Y7 classes from September 2020 and there is a demand for teacher CPD. As a result, we have put together a series of self-access NCELP CPD sessions, for any teachers interested to learn more about the pedagogy.
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