Language and Literacy

Literacy focuses on developing each child’s ability to understand and use language as an integral part of learning in all areas in order to interact effectively with the world around them, to express themselves creatively and to communicate confidently (through Talking and Listening, Reading and Writing) using a variety of skills and media.  Language and Literacy are fundamental prerequisites for thinking, learning and interacting in personal, social and work contexts throughout life. Literacy is therefore a key to learning as well as a key to enjoyment and personal growth.

C2k NewsDesk Using C2k NewsDesk as a Digital Tool to Inspire and Engage Pupils

This resource is a quick guide to using NewsDesk. It will help you to use NewsDesk to its maximum potential and to encourage your pupils to become actively engaged in their own learning.

Success Criteria Cards for Teachers and Pupils Success Criteria Cards for Teachers and Pupils

These Success Criteria Cards have been designed to help teachers match reading and writing activities to the appropriate standard, using the Levels of Progression for Communication when carrying out literacy activities. It is recommended that before you introduce these Success Criteria Cards to your pupils, you make them aware of the standards for the skill of Communication.

Primary Irish Aspects of Shared Cultural Heritage Primary Irish Aspects of Shared Cultural Heritage

Teaching ideas, downloadable resources and interactive games to support teachers in delivering basic Irish lessons and activities in Shared Cultural Hertiage.

Ulster-Scots for Primary Schools: Shared Language, Culture and Heritage Ulster-Scots for Primary Schools: Shared Language, Culture and Heritage

These resources help to build capacity within primary schools so that they can teach elements of Ulster-Scots and shared cultural heritage using existing staff and resources.

Primary Languages Primary Languages

Primary Languages has been developed to assist Primary teachers to develop and integrate an element of language teaching into their classroom.

Count, Read: Succeed

Count, Read: Succeed, A Strategy to Improve Outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy

Comhair léigh leat éireoidh Straitéis le Torthaí a Fheabhsú sa Litearthacht agus san Uimhearthacht

Count, Read: Succeed, A Strategy to Improve Outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy

Further details on the strategy can be found on www.deni.gov.uk

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