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Sibieta, Luke; Kotecha, Mehul; Skipp, Amy – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The Nuffield Early Language Intervention is designed to improve the spoken language ability of children during the transition from nursery to primary school. It is targeted at children with relatively poor spoken language skills. Three sessions per week are delivered to groups of two to four children starting in the final term of nursery and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Language Skills, Young Children, Language Acquisition
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Skipp, Amy; Tanner, Emily – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
The Visible Classroom project aimed to use lesson transcripts to promote effective teaching practice and improve the attainment of pupils in primary school. The approach used "real-time captioning" technology to generate a live transcript of teachers' speech in lessons and was developed by the University of Melbourne and technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Transcripts (Written Records), Elementary School Teachers
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Lloyd, Cheryl; Edovald, Triin; Kiss, Zsolt; Morris, Stephen; Skipp, Amy; Ahmed, Hashim – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Paired Reading is a peer tutoring programme in secondary schools which trains teachers to support and encourage the regular tutoring of Year 7 pupils (aged 11-12 years) by Year 9 pupils (aged 13-14 years). The Paired Reading programme aims to improve pupils' general literacy in addition to speaking and listening skills. This is achieved by pupils…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Aloud to Others, Peer Teaching
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Haywood, Sarah; Griggs, Julia; Lloyd, Cheryl; Morris, Stephen; Kiss, Zsolt; Skipp, Amy – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Act, Sing, Play (ASP) offered music and drama tuition to Year 2 pupils. The aim of the programme was to evaluate whether music workshops had a bigger impact than drama workshops in terms of pupils' maths and literacy attainment. The evaluation was based on the hypothesis that participation in high-quality music instruction promotes educational…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Drama Workshops, Workshops, Singing
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Crawford, Claire; Skipp, Amy – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
The Literacy Intervention Toolkit (LIT) programme aims to improve the reading ability of children in Year 7 who scored below Level 4 at the end of primary school using a method known as reciprocal teaching. Reciprocal teaching methods encourage children to 'become the teacher'. They are taught how to apply four comprehension strategies:…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Intervention, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction