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  • Transition and Transfer | NBSS
    Transfer programmes should help students to know more about themselves as learners Fostering vocabulary and language growth could form part of a First Year Transition and Transfer programme The NBSS works with schools to develop comprehensive transition and transfer programmes as the move from primary to post primary is a crucial stage in a young person s educational career Hargreaves 1996 highlighted how transfer is a time of triple transition as students negotiate the move from childhood to adolescence from one institutional context to another and from established social groups into new social relations A large body of research exists that highlights how transitions and transfers make a difference to students progress For example Rudduck et al 1999 point out that the social upheavals of the move to post primary are so preoccupying that it is difficult for students unless the school intervenes in a positive way to focus on the seriousness of learning If students are not helped during the early period of their new school to sustain their excitement about learning and develop individual routines for managing learning then they may have difficulties with progress later The decline in progress and in commitment to and engagement with learning and school can occur not just at the point of transfer from one school to another but also at points of transition within a school from one year to another In Ireland Moving Up The Experiences of First Year Students in Post Primary Education Smith et al 2004 examined the experiences of over 900 students in their first year at post primary school and highlighted how schools can ease the transition to post primary education For example by Developing links with feeder primary schools so that students become familiar with their new school Having an induction day specific personnel such as class tutors and student mentors who act as a buddy for younger students to help students to settle into the new school and progress academically Having effective anti bullying policies and structures to involve teachers and students in decision making within the school in order to bring about a positive school climate the research showed that many first year students reported being bullied by other students Developing greater links between the primary and post primary sectors through common elements of teacher training transfer of information on the curriculum covered co operation in curriculum development and the transfer of good practice relating to teaching methods Providing taster programmes to incoming 1st years Providing a range of subjects with a more practical emphasis to promote student interest in school Monitoring progress and targeting support in the early phase of first year Over one tenth of the students surveyed in the report received learning support in first year However a third of those who did not receive such help would have liked extra support with their lessons The move to post primary also occurs at a particular stage of development Over the last decade much research has focused on the particular needs

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  • Vocabulary Enrichment Programme | NBSS
    partner schools Research highlights how behavioural and academic problems exert reciprocal influences on one another McEvoy Welker 2000 McIntosh et al 2007 The research points to the importance of recognising the links between academic and behaviour difficulties and coordinating systems for prevention and intervention in both areas Bulotsky Shearer Fantuzzo 2011 Byrne Smyth 2010 Miles Stipek 2006 Trzeniewski et al 2006 Valiente et al 2010 Speech Language and Communication Skills Speech language and communication skills are an integral part of literacy Literacy includes the capacity to read understand and critically appreciate various forms of communication including spoken language printed text broadcast media and digital media DES 2011 p 8 This highlights the integral nature of oral language development in both literacy and numeracy Development of vocabulary skills is inherent to both oral and written language development Students aged 12 17 years are exposed to 10 000 new words from textbooks alone over their years at post primary school Clark 2003 The transition to post primary school requires students to have a high level of vocabulary knowledge in order to communicate efficiently in the academic context Wilson et al 2010 and students with limited vocabulary often find this a significant barrier to their learning International evidence highlights that vocabulary difficulties are more prevalent for students in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage Sage 2005 Spencer et al 2012 and that vocabulary skills can be developed and modified as a result of intervention Nash Snowling 2006 Parsons et al 2005 Within Ireland there is a national focus on oral language and literacy development within the new Junior Cycle Key Skills and Junior Cycle English programme For these reasons combined with the positive data from the NBSS Vocabulary Enrichment Programme VEP Joffe 2011 pilot project the NBSS introduced an adapted version of the VEP programme to six post primary NBSS partner schools as a Level 1 whole school support the VEP programme was originally developed for use with small groups of students with identified language impairments Thus an adapted version of the VEP was developed by the NBSS senior speech and language therapist to fit in with whole class teaching Overview The adapted Vocabulary Enrichment Programme VEP is a school based whole class intervention that supports development of oral vocabulary skills in adolescents The research project aimed to evaluate if the programme would be successful in improving the oral vocabulary skills of first year students in Irish post primary schools in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage Four hundred and seven first year students from six NBSS partner schools participated with three hundred and nineteen students from four schools receiving the intervention in September 2013 and the remaining eighty eight students from two schools acting as controls and receiving the intervention later in the same academic year The programme comprises of twelve sessions each taking two 40 minute classes strongly based on the content of sessions 1 10 of the Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Joffe 2011 with two revision sessions added The programme is designed to be delivered

    Original URL path: http://www.nbss.ie/interventions-and-projects/language-literacy-and-learning/vocabulary-enrichment-programme (2016-02-02)
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  • NBSS Research | NBSS
    Support Solution Focused Thinking Focus Area Level 3 Individualised Support for a FEW Students Focus Area Occupational Therapy Focus Area Organisational Skills Focus Area Parental Involvement Behaviour for Learning Programme Interventions and Projects Behaviour for Learning Check and Connect Environmental Audits Parents Plus and Working Things Out Speech Language and Communication Speed Agility Quickness SAQ The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Why Try Social and Emotional Literacy Why Try FRIENDS for Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Speech Language and Communication The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Positive Health and Wellbeing FRIENDS for Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Transition and Transfer Language Literacy and Learning Catch Up Literacy Comprehension Strategies Instruction Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Speech Language and Communication TRUGS A Structured Phonics Reading Resource Transition and Transfer Vocabulary Enrichment Programme NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects Level 1 Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Story Maker s Chest Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Writing with Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Publications Resources Contact Us Links

    Original URL path: http://www.nbss.ie/nbss-research (2016-02-02)
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  • Teacher as Researcher - Action Research Projects | NBSS
    Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Transition and Transfer Language Literacy and Learning Catch Up Literacy Comprehension Strategies Instruction Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Speech Language and Communication TRUGS A Structured Phonics Reading Resource Transition and Transfer Vocabulary Enrichment Programme NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects Level 1 Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Story Maker s Chest Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Writing with Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Publications Resources Contact Us Links NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects Level 1 Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Story Maker s Chest Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Writing with Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus

    Original URL path: http://www.nbss.ie/nbss-research/language-literacy-learning-research-projects (2016-02-02)
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  • Level 1: Comprehension Strategies Instruction | NBSS
    Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Publications Resources Contact Us Links NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects Level 1 Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Story Maker s Chest Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Writing with Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Home NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Explicitly Teaching Comprehension Strategies As part of NBSS support partner schools implement research validated strategies approaches and programmes to develop key reading and literacy skills CSI uses interactive digital texts cooperative learning activities and graphic organisers to support leanring Seven key comprehension strategies can be taught using the CSI resource Through the use of short levelled texts teacher scaffolding peer interaction and audio visual support key comprehension strategies are taught Introduction To support students to develop the academic literacy and learning skills needed to succeed at post primary the NBSS looks to the research nationally and internationally on Adolescent Literacy and to the most effective practices and strategies for addressing the literacy needs of all adolescent learners Biancarosa C Snow C E 2006 Blachowicz C Ogle D 2001 Keene E O Zimmerman S 1997 Duke N Pearson D P 2002 Pearson et al 1992 National Reading Panel 2000 RAND Reading Study Group 2002 Pressley et al 1989 Marzano et al 2001 Kosanovich Reed Miller 2010 As part of NBSS support partner schools implement research validated strategies approachesand programmes to develop key reading and literacy skills research validated or evidence based means that a particular programme or collection of practices has a record of success and that there is reliable and valid evidence to suggest that when used with a particular group of students the students can be expected to make adequate gains in literacy achievement For example teachers in NBSS partner schools have explicitly taught comprehension vocabulary fluency writing and study skills or implemented specific literacy and reading programmes such as Corrective Reading Toe by Toe Acceleread Accelewrite

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  • Level 1: Learning & Study Skills for All Students | NBSS
    1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Publications Resources Contact Us Links NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects Level 1 Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Story Maker s Chest Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Writing with Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Home NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Teacher as Researcher Action Research Project PQRST and SQ3R study method can support students to focus on key information when studying from textbooks and notes Explicitly teaching specific learning and study strategies helps students to identify main ideas and organise supporting facts Mind maps and graphic organisers help students comprehend information through visual representation of concepts ideas and relationships NBSS learning and study resources are downloadable from the Publicatiosn and Resources section of the webiste Check out the resources section of the website for lots of strategies that can be tailored and adapted across subjects areas Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students OVERVIEW As part of our support to partner schools in their work to develop students skills both academic and social the NBSS works with whole staffs subject departments working groups and individual teachers in the areas of literacy learning and academic skills development including young people s study skills To further this work the NBSS develops study and learning skills teacher and student resources The resources include powerpoint presentations that can be used with students and adapted for use at parent information evenings learning style questionnaires and study skills surveys and are tailored to suit the particular target group TARGET GROUP As part of the NBSS Teacher as Researcher Action Research Project three teachers in different partner schools used the resources with students in their school All three teachers provided interview data with regard to their interventions which were implemented with either a targeted class group or year group QUALITATIVE FINDINGS The following extracts are from interviews conducted by the NBSS with the three teachers who used the study and learning skills resources to create and run Study Skills interventions with their

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  • Level 1: Reading Programmes in the English Classroom | NBSS
    Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Home NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Teacher as Researcher Action Research Project SRA Reading Laboratory can be used with whole class groups to develop essential skills Writing a blurb can support students to summarise and share their interpretations of a text One of the benefits of displaying student work is instilling in students a sense of pride in their own work This NBSS resource provides information on high interest low readability fiction and non fiction texts as well as titles related to subject specific topics This NBSS resource provides an overview of commercially available programmes and resources that teachers in NBSS partner schools have used successfully to support the development of reading learning and literacy skills This NBSS resource provides an overview of websites that can support the development of key reading and learning skills OVERVIEW Reading Laboratory SRA is a structured system for teaching and developing essential reading skills available for readers of all ages and skills levels The kit allows for individualised instruction to be undertaken with whole class groups addressing the needs of readers at different levels In using the programme students are provided with lessons in decoding phonics comprehension vocabulary and fluency The programme adopts a levelled approach in that through pre testing a student s current literacy skills are identified and matched with appropriate colour coded levelled reading materials Along with reading text the student is given comprehension questions and vocabulary exercises Many post primary schools have this resource but it is often only used with students in receipt of learning support or with a specific class group TARGET GROUP A number of teachers through their participation in the Teacher as Researcher Action Research Project have investigated the use and effect of the SRA Reading Laboratory Kit with their students This work has been conducted in various ways frequently with small cohorts of students However in one school all 1st year students use the programme once a week in English class for the entire school year In the first two years of the research project over 200 students received this dedicated weekly literacy lesson as well as additional literacy development activities including Book Blurb writing competitions and independent reading of Hi Lo Readers Findings from this research project are presented below QUANTITATIVE FINDINGS Quantitative findings from the data collected for

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  • Level 1: Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects | NBSS
    to improve students abilities to understand the gist or main ideas of a paragraph Classroom posters are available from the NBSS that are designed to support the teaching of key reading and learning strategies This NBSS teacher resource outlines research based reading and learning strategies that can be tailored and applied across disciplines Integrate reading and learning strategies into all subjects using a before during and after reading or learning framework Reading and learning strategy resources are downloadable from the Publications and Resources section of the site The QAR strategy provides a basis for teaching three comprehension strategies locating information showing text structures and how the information is organised and determining when an inference or reading between the lines is required Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects OVERVIEW Common themes emerge from the research on Adolescent Literacy as to the most effective practices and strategies for addressing the literacy needs of all adolescent learners There is a need for all subject teachers to integrate the explicit and direct teaching of vocabulary comprehension and writing skills necessary for learning in their subject areas By integrating these skills into their subject teachers can enable students to read and write a wide range of texts help them to become strategic thinkers and problem solvers and provide them with opportunities to apply reading and learning strategies in many different contexts Disciplinary literacy is built on the premise that each subject area or discipline has a discourse community with its own language texts and ways of knowing doing and communicating within a discipline O Brien Moje Stewart 2001 Informed by international best practice and research on Adolescent Literacy the core of NBSS Level 1 academic literacy support is the explicit teaching of subject specific reading learning and study skills and strategies The NBSS support teachers to integrate these skills and strategies into all subjects using a before during and after reading or learning framework To support this work the NBSS has also published an extensive range of resources that can be used by teachers to help their students develop the specific skills required by their particular academic discipline Additionally the NBSS regularly provides in service training to whole staffs subject departments working groups and individual teachers in the areas of reading learning and academic skills development Following on from one such NBSS in service in a partner school six teachers of History and Geography agreed to explore the use of NBSS recommended reading and learning strategies in their classes QUALITATIVE FINDINGS The following extracts are from interviews conducted by the NBSS with five of the teachers who undertook the pilot The sixth teacher was unable to attend the interview but provided written responses to the interview schedule Teacher A Yes it s nice to see students achieve and respond positively in Geography classes Sense of success created for students The NBSS literacy documents handed out at the meeting gave ideas for practical strategies to use with the group This was most effective

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