Thursday, 18 October 2012

DARTs: The Language and Idea Builder

This is the second in a short series of methodologies and activities that are targeted towards improving pupil literacy levels. The activities are designed from an English teacher’s perspective but can be adapted to all subjects. This concept was created with a view to helping pupils of English but colleagues from different departments have helped me build examples of how the idea builder could be used in other subjects. This activity is called 'The Language and Idea Builder'. Click here for the full document. Be sure to download in Microsoft Word for the correct formatting.

What is the purpose of the Language and Idea Builder? Any pupil will attempt to answer any written question with the knowledge they currently have on the topic and the language range they currently possess. The purpose of the idea builder is to improve the pupil’s language range which will in turn improve the quality of the point being made.

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