Literacy Week

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Hey there Wicid people, it’s literacy week! Here at Wicid we have provided a list of events/workshops that are happening in RCT. We want your articles to showcase around RCT, so get your writing heads on and press that submit button!

Why Is Literacy Important? ?On the most basic level, literacy is defined as “the ability to read and write.” However, different organizations have more specific definitions. The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), for example, defines literacy as “the ability to use printed and written information to function in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential.” In order to develop this ability, the NAAL says that one must not only be able to recognize letters and words, but to also make inferences, draw conclusions, understand cause-and-effect relationships, and other higher level skills.

So it’s not just the ability to read and write, but also to understand, use and apply what you read, and to communicate effectively in writing.

Services For Young People Literacy Programme 2011.

Just an idea to get you started, maybe you could abbreviate the WICID letters and write a short poem/story about the WICID experience?  For example Title heading “Wicid is Wonderful”..well you don’t have to use that, but you know what I mean.  Another could be “I love Wicid because.”

W – WICID/Witches/World Cup/War/Weather

I – Influence – how has WICID influenced you

C – Craig/CLIC/Culture/Community

I – Information – how has WICID helped you get the information you need

D – Designs/Demons/Disasters/Do’s/ Donts

MONDAY 26th September 2011

Treorchy E3+/Key worker:

*Eco Poem Competition / treaure hunt- Year 7

13:15pm – main library (lunch-time activity). Homework competition(real life stories) afterschool

Rhydywaun Key Worker:

Literacy games based on Rugby World Cup theme

St Johns Key Worker:

Spelling Bee Competition & ‘Golden Letters’ Competition

Hawthorn Key Worker:

Launch Buddy Literacy Reading Programme – Year 7 students have opportunity to practice reading with 25 year 12 A-Level English students who volunteer their time. Ongoing project.

And various projects in English Department throughout the week across KS3 (Wordsearches etc)

Hawthorn Key Worker:

15 x Year 7 students to go to Rhydyfelin Library to participate in a creative writing competition. Library AM, Finish piece of creative writing PM.

Garth Olwg Key Worker:

Year 7 Poetry Competition- Running all week. Lunch time ‘Scrabble’ & ‘Boggle’ activities. Meddwl-Dysgu-Llwyddo lessons focusing on Literacy. Year 10- Local Library Visit

Y Pant Key Worker: Short story writing competition

DYW – Pontypridd: Substance Misuse information/consultation activity

Porth E3+: E3 Magazine & Book Club

Porth E3+: CardiffCity All Skilled Up

DYW- Tonyrefail: Literacy Bingo @ Capel Farm

Tonyrefail E3+: Art Attack

YIO: Treherbet/Bodringallt/Maerdy/

Wattstown/Trehafod/Treorchy

/Cymmer/Brynna/Llanharry/

Garth Olwg/Miskin/Blaengwawr/

Penderyn/Abercynon/Beddau/Hirwaun

Youth Club Activities.

TUESDAY 27th September 2011

Y PantComprehensiveSchool

2-hour RAWR workshop – Poetry & Creative Writing: Developing Characters for Short Stories

Treorchy E3+/Key worker: Year 7 & 8 – 13:15pm & literacy games with Youth Coach and literacy coordinator. – main library

Rhydywaun Key Worker:

Fold in poetry based on Rugby World Cup

St Johns Key Worker:

Spelling Bee Competition & ‘Golden Letters Competition

DYW – Porth: Detached Quiz Night

Porth E3+: E3 Magazine & Book Club

DYW – Treorchy: E-Teens Drop in Poetry writing competition about local environment.

E3 Magazine Launch – all clusters

WEDNESDAY 28th September 2011

MaesgwynSpecialSchool:

RAWR Poetry workshop x 2

Ysgol Gymraeg Y Cymer:

RAWR workshop – Creative Writing: Developing Characters for Short Stories

Treorchy E3+/Key worker:

Develop Eco poems into a rap & literacy games – 13:15pm – main library.

Treorchy  E3:

Film night – writing a film review –  E3+ Room – (after school activity)

Rhydywaun Key worker:

Player/team profile/poster making exercise

St Johns Key Worker:

‘Golden Letters’ Competition

Ferndale Key Worker:

Year 9 life skills library group– Presenting Ferndale Infants promoting the library services in Rhondda Fach.

Hawthorn Key Worker:

Launch Buddy Literacy Reading Programme – Year 7 students have opportunity to practice reading with 25 year 12 A-Level English students who volunteer their time. Ongoing project.And various projects in English Department throughout the week across KS3 (Wordsearches etc)

DYW – Blaengwawr: Spelling Treasure Hunt

DYW – Mountain Ash: quiz based on Mountain Ash

DYW – Hawthorn:Street Football Quiz

DYW – Y Pant: Poems in Hellium Balloons

DYW – Tonypandy: Chalk Hopscotch and Snakes and Ladders

YIO: Treherbet/Treorchy

Tonypandy/Tylorstown

Maerdy/Cymmer/Garth Olwg/Beddau/Hirwaun

Abercynon Youth Club activities

Garth Olwg Key Worker: Year 7 Poetry Competition- Running all week.

Lunch time ‘Scrabble’ & ‘Boggle’ activities.

Meddwl-Dysgu-Llwyddo lessons focusing on Literacy.

Year 10- Local Library Visit

Y Pant Key Worker: Short story writing competition

Pontypridd Key worker: Literacy awards to primary school children after school. Followed by a tour of the literacy suite. There will be a “ Roving library available

THURSDAY 29th September 2011

Treorchy E3+/Key worker: ?Eco Poem/ rap performances and literacy games – 13:15pm – main library.

Treorchy E3+ ?Creating and developing a magazine – E3+ Room – (lunch-time activity)

Rhydywaun Key Worker: ?World cup commentary activity

Hawthorn Key Worker: ?Launch Buddy Literacy Reading Programme – Year 7 students have opportunity to practice reading with 25 year 12 A-Level English students who volunteer their time. Ongoing project.

And various projects in English Department throughout the week across KS3 (Wordsearches etc)

Garth Olwg Key Worker: ?Year 7 Poetry Competition- Running all week.

Lunch time ‘Scrabble’ & ‘Boggle’ activities.

Meddwl-Dysgu-Llwyddo lessons focusing on Literacy.

Year 10- Local Library Visit

Y Pant Key Worker:

Short story writing competition

Curriculum Development & tRaining:

CardiffCity Literacy Project

WICID Creative Writing Week – Submitting articles relating to W-I-C-I-D.

DYW – Mountain Ash: quiz based on Mountain Ash

Cirriculum Development & training:

YsgolHenFelinCardiffCity Literacy Project

DYW – Mountain Ash: quiz based on Mountain Ash

DYW – Hawthorn:Street Football Quiz

DYW – Y Pant: Poems in Hellium Balloons

DYW – Tonypandy: Chalk Hopscotch and Snakes and Ladders

YIO: Treherbet/

Treorchy/Tonypandy

Trehafod/Maerdy/

Cymmer/Blaengwawr

Miskin/Penderyn

Abercynon/Beddau/

Hirwaun/Garth Olwg

Youth club activities

E3 Magazine Launch – all clusters

FRIDAY 30th September 2011

St JohnBaptistHigh School:

RAWR workshop ­– Music Review Writing & Poetry

Treorchy E3+/Key worker: Prizes awarded and fun games to finish week – 13:15pm – main library. Creating & develoiping E3 magazine.

Rhydywaun Key Worker:

Word graffiti based on Rugby World Cup

St Johns Key Worker:

Graffitti Art

Hawthorn Key Worker:

Launch Buddy Literacy Reading Programme – Year 7 students have opportunity to practice reading with 25 year 12 A-Level English students who volunteer their time. Ongoing project.

And various projects in English Department throughout the week across KS3 (Wordsearches etc)

DYW – Blaengwawr: Internet quiz

DYW – Mountain Ash: quiz based on Mountain Ash

DYW – Hawthorn Friday Night Cinema Review:

DYW – Y Pant: Poems in Helium Balloons

DYW – Porth: Grafitti Project- Word Search in community centre playground

Porth E3+: E3 Magazine & Book Club

IO; Combine house/Tonypandy/

Treorchy/Cymmer/

Youth club activities

 For more information on the above, contact Laura Morgan:  laura.a.morgan@rctcbc.gov.uk

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