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Introducing new literacy concepts


Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy

Age Range
11-1314-16

“LiteracyPlanet has all the aspects we need. We like the wide range of tasks and the fact that teachers can allocate tasks in groups or individually.

The school uses LiteracyPlanet to support learning and teaching across various literacy areas in particular spelling, reading, vocabulary, and grammar.

One of the most popular uses is for spelling. Each week pupils enter their weekly spelling words into their word lists, then use these to create custom games and learn their spelling words ahead of their test the following week. The reading exercises are especially helpful for lower ability pupils to work independently. They find reading a challenge but prefer to access texts online and read on screen. Teachers find the grammar exercises to be varied and relevant and utilise them regularly. They also set tasks for pupils to complete at home to extend and consolidate their classroom learning.

Aspects of LiteracyPlanet that teachers enjoy the most include the broad range of exercises to choose from, being able to lock in exercises for pupils to complete before they can access free choice activities, the Quick Assign feature to allocate tasks to individuals and groups, and the quick overview of the Dashboard to see weekly activity.

Pupils especially enjoy exploring the different levels in the program’s self-guided mode ‘Quest’, and the gamified reward elements, such as the prize wheel, earning credits to redeem items for their avatar, and seeing their name on the leaderboards.

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