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Talking for Success: Revision

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Action Research: Talk for Success

 

 

Name Of initiators : Think Tank Team

 

Investigation:

To improve and develop the oral language of English language learners and English first language speakers. 

Use ICT as a vehicle to motivate and promote Literacy learning.

 


Research QuestionsDoes the ability for students’ to hear themselves speak result in self-reflection and improvement of oral language


 

1.     How will podcasts or recordings impact on Teachers’ ability to form an OTJ?

2.     How does giving the students’ a real voice and wider audience through Podcasting increase engagement in Literacy?

3.     Does the use of recording tools improve students’ listening & speaking?

 

 

 

How are we going to find out what is happening at present?


 

Collection of Data


 

§  Evidence - be careful not to always be achievement based - student reflection, rubric based - break down all the minute steps to get to the next level.

§  Triangulation of data - learning data, achievement data and OTJ.

§  Teacher Snapshot - what does your current practice look like now? Possibly an X chart. Identifying their specific teaching practice & pedagogy.

§  ATOL: processes of interviewing and student voice.


Decided Actions:  
 




HES Action Research
Does the ability for students’ to hear themselves speak result in self-reflection and improvement of oral language or reading comprehension?




Objective: to show movement across a range of learning levels within each classes target group.
 




Specific Actions


The Process
 


Timeframe




Baseline Data


Initial recording and their current Literacy levels, ROL and current running record with comprehension level.


Term 3




Rubric


Create a rubric to suit your students. Use the English exemplars.
 


Term 3




Target classes and target groups within each class


Have target classes and target groups within the Think Tank Teachers group.
 


Term 3




A minimum of 7 recordings


These recordings are then reflected on and analysed by the students & Teachers.
 


Completed by the end of Term 4




Reflective Journal


Create a reflective journal on Google Apps or on a Wiki where we can go in add our own thoughts and findings.
 


Weekly







 
These recordings are then reflected on and analysied by the students & Teachers.
Create a rubric to suit your students. Use exemplars.
Use the findings for 2011 Literacy programmes.