It seems there has never been so much interest in gifted and talented education. DCSF has continued its national leading teacher scheme, and schools are beginning to self-evaluate with more precision using National Quality Standards. This resource refers to the English subject specific Classroom Quality Standards, the new curriculum, the revised Framework for teaching English, encourages the use of English APP guidelines to assess work and follows the DCSF recommendations on AfL, SEAL and ECM.
What is it?
G&T initiatives are part of every school’s drive to personalise learning. Written by Frances Gregory and Bob Cox, the resources in this pack are designed to meet the need for stimulating English ideas that ensure extension for the more able but which can be accessed – with skilled facilitation – by others in the class as well.
"A thoroughly worthwhile resource for adventurous English teachers to put in front of their most able students."
What does it contain?
The file contains 38 units, each of which includes:
A suggested focus for the learning in the particular unit
A printed text or directions on where to find a text
Questions to get students thinking, talking and asking more questions
A task that will help students to learn something new
Suggestions to help students with the task and guide them through the stages of learning
Suggestions about reviewing, reflecting on and evaluating learning
Suggestions on how to follow up the topic covered in the unit, including further reading
The folder also includes Appendices which provide guidelines and frameworks to support:
Analysis of any text – including media texts
Revision of the key features of types of writing
- Setting and checking success criteria
- Framing effective and challenging questions
- Thinking and planning skills
- The understanding of what good work looks like
- The identification of targets for improvement
- The understanding of learning and progression
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