ERIC Number: ED472281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Guidance on Organising Literacy and Numeracy Booster Classes.
Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
This leaflet gives guidance on effective practice on organizing literacy and numeracy booster classes for pupils in Year 6 schools in England. The literacy and booster program is designed to provide extra, targeted support to those pupils in Year 6 who, without the benefit of the Literacy Hour and daily mathematics lesson since the beginning of their primary schooling, are unlikely to achieve Level 4 at the end of Key Stage 2. The leaflet does not prescribe any one particular approach but gives guidance on a range of issues that headteachers, literacy and numeracy coordinators and others involved in organizing booster classes should consider when setting up their own programs. Sections of the leaflet discuss the impact of the booster program, deciding which pupils to target, deciding what to teach, deciding who should support pupils, deciding when to hold booster classes, deciding the frequency and duration of lessons, involving parents, and conclusion. (RS)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Grade 6, High Risk Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades, Literacy, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Remedial Instruction
Department for Education and Skills (DfES), PROLOG, P.O. Box 5050, Sherwood Park, Annesley, Notts NG15 0DJ. Tel: 0845 6022260; Fax: 0845 6033360; e-mail: email@example.com. For full text: http://www.standards.dfee.gov.uk/midbins/literacy/booster_leaflet.PDF.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).