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Literacy Skills through Assertiveness Training

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A group session plan and resources to help embed the core curriculum into Assertiveness training

Assertiveness training is a feature of many programmes, such as those offered within E2E, Job Centre Plus and IAG based contexts.


The exemplar session plan and materials in the Resources section on the right may offer some ideas on how such training can be a vehicle for literacy skills development. You will also find some information on the teacher background knowledge required to deliver a session like this, and some ideas on useful resources.


The session plan offers a range of possible learning objectives (curriculum targets) that could be met through the activities, with a focus on Speaking and Listening skills development. The plan is based on a range of speaking and listening skills levels from Entry 2 to Level 2, to represent the range often found in the contexts mentioned above. There would also be opportunities for incorporating reading and writing curriculum elements.


The plan could be adapted to support ESOL learners, and may provide a good opportunity to explore cultural norms and idiomatic English. It could also offer some basis for the development of a session on self-advocacy to support learners working within the Pre-entry Milestones/Entry 1.


Note that a fully differentiated group session plan would need to reflect the specific curriculum targets for each group member, as detailed in their Individual Learning Plans!


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