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Tips for Teaching Literacy and Numeracy

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BBC Skillswise has a range of tips for teaching literacy and numeracy skills

The BBC Skillswise website has lots of ideas for teaching literacy and numeracy skills.


Numeracy Skills


Calculating mean temperature (Numeracy curriculum – HD1/L1.4) Choose your town and select a full five day weather forecast. Use the data to calculate the mean temperature.


Whole numbers


What are numbers, Addition and subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Ratio and proportion


Fractions, decimals and percentages


Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Comparing all three


Measuring


Using money, Time and date, Length and distance, Weight, Capacity, Perimeters, Area and volume, Temperature


Shape and space


2D shapes, 3D shapes, Moving shapes


Handling data


Interpreting data, Collecting and displaying data, Numerical analysis, Probability


Literacy Skills


Food for thought (Literacy curriculum – Rs/L1.1) Select your favourite recipes from the Food website and print them out. Highlight imperatives, adverbs and adverbial phrases in a recipe and discuss their effect.


Grammar


Sentence basics, Making more interesting sentences, Punctuation, Getting the right tense, Types of text


Reading


Types of text, Techniques for better reading, Spelling, Sounds and spelling Recognising words, Plurals, Word building, Spelling rules, Vocabulary, Word recognition, Looking up words, Types of words, More interesting words


Listening


Listening for specific information, Showing that you understand


Writing


Before you start, Getting it right

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