World book day

Literacy at Dixons City Academy

At Dixons City Academy, one of our key priorities is to improve the literacy of all our students.  Research indicates that there is a strong correlation between high literacy levels and academic achievement and, interestingly, the likelihood of leading a happy and fulfilled life.  On a daily basis, we encourage great literacy by using our in-house literacy processes for reading, writing and speaking and by reminding students of our shared speaking and listening expectations. We encourage students to 'track the speaker' and challenge all students to speak in Standard English. All teachers use literacy codes when marking and encourage students to use subject terminology when speaking and in their written work.  Every week, a word is identified as the Word of the Week and teachers share this word with students. Students are encouraged to use this word, if appropriate, in lessons and around the academy. With this strategy, we aim to broaden students’ vocabulary and develop their understanding and enjoyment of the English language. We also take every opportunity to celebrate and promote reading for pleasure.  This week, we are celebrating World Book Day with a week-long programme of events. Click here to see.  Please support your children by asking them about our literacy strategies and by continually challenging them to read as widely as possible.

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