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View Unit : Support literacy development

Unit
Unit Reference Number
M/601/7714
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Support literacy development
Unit Level
Level 3
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
18
Unit Credit Value
3
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
13.2 Direct Learning Support
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

Literacy development covers the interrelated skills of:

• reading

• writing

• speaking/talking and listening

Policy relevant to literacy development is the policy for English, Welsh and/or language as appropriate to the setting.

Strategies for supporting learners to develop reading and writing skills, eg:

• use of targeted prompts and feedback to develop use of independent reading and writing strategies

• facilitating the participation of individuals or small groups in shared reading and writing activities

• using phonics to help learners understand the sound and spelling system and use this to read and spell accurately

• use of specific support strategies, eg. paired reading, writing frames

• use of specific support programmes, eg. graded reading books, differentiated computer-based learning programmes, Additional literacy support programmes

Strategies for supporting learners to develop speaking/talking and listening skills, eg:

• providing opportunities for learners to engage in conversation, discussion and questioning

• using open-ended questions to encourage learners to contribute to conversations and discussions

• prompting shy or reticent learners to contribute to conversations and discussions and to respond to questions

• using language and vocabulary which is appropriate to the learners’ level of understanding and development

• introducing learners to new words and language structures to help extend their vocabulary and structural command of language

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Understand current national and organisational policies and practices for literacy development

1.1

Explain the aims and importance of learning provision for literacy development

1.2

Summarise the relevant policy and age-related expectations of learners relevant to literacy development in the setting

1.3

Summarise the teacher’s programme and plans for literacy development

2

Be able to support learners in developing reading and writing skills

2.1

Use a range of strategies for supporting learners to develop reading and writing skills

2.2

Select and use support strategies to meet the individual needs and learning targets of learners

3

Be able to support learners in developing speaking/talking and listening skills

3.1

Use a range of strategies for supporting learners to develop speaking/talking and listening skills

3.2

Create opportunities to help learners’ understand the importance of attentive listening and taking turns to speak

3.3

Encourage learners to contribute to conversations and discussions in a manner likely to enhance their self-confidence and self-esteem

3.4

Encourage learners to respond constructively to other learners’ contributions to conversations and discussions

3.5

Respond to learners’ use of home language and local accents and dialects in a manner which values cultural diversity and reinforces positive self-images

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