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Communication, Language and Literacy Development (CLLD) programme: Materials for practitioners

Publication date:
Nov 2008
Early years foundation stage practitioner, Education adviser, Headteacher, Senior leadership team (SLT), Teacher
Assessment resources, Continuing professional development (CPD), Guidance, Leadership, Management resources, Training, Training materials, CLLD, CLLD resources, Pedagogy and practice, Practitioner folder, Teaching and learning
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Guidance material to support the teacher and/or practitioner in implementing the Communication, Language and Literacy Development (CLLD) programme in schools.

Communication, Language and Literacy Essential Knowledge

The CLL Essential Knowledge resource aims to provide all teachers and practitioners with the essential knowledge required for developing best practice in the teaching of early reading as defined by the Rose Report.

The e-learning activities and supporting information contained within it are grouped into seven units which cover the development of speaking and listening, reading and writing. It is recommended that you work through the units in sequence although you can view them in any order or delve into units that interest you most.

Early Reading Curriculum DVD

The Early Reading Curriculum DVD (DCSF ref. 00053-2008DVD-EN) provides guidance for teachers and practitioners working with children in reception classes.

It provides examples on film of a balanced reading curriculum that includes reading aloud, shared reading, guided reading for children at different stages of learning to read, children selecting their own texts for independent reading, and home/school links.

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