This course will help LSAs to support the literacy skills of learners in an educational setting. Learn how to identify learner needs, create targets for development, and explain the literacy demands of activities. Consider a range of strategies for developing reading, writing, and communication skills, and know how to boost self-esteem and confidence with English.
- You will be able to assess literacy skills, so you know how to best support each learner
- You will understand that the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening are all interrelated, and why phonetics is used in the teaching of reading and spelling
- You will be confident enough to develop your own games and strategies for clarifying and reinforcing learning
Advantages of this course
- Some children, young people, and adults face barriers to accessing teaching and learning and may find English especially difficult. This course will explore some of these barriers, such as dyslexia and visual impairment, and suggests ways to reduce or remove them. By providing literacy support, you are an important part of ensuring all learners have an equal chance to succeed in education.
- Literacy underpins all learning in every subject area. It starts with communication skills speaking and listening, which in turn underpin word acquisition, spelling and reading. By the end of this short course, you will have gained the knowledge and confidence that you will need to actively support literacy skills in the learning environment.
- Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge