This work aims to provide teachers of pupils with special educational needs with a detailed scheme of work which will help them to plan and implement the Literacy Hour. The second edition has been updated to link the revised objectives to the new 2001 QCA P levels and rewrites each of the reception objectives to reflect the progression expected within these level descriptors. Providing support for teachers in developing targets for individual education plans, the book can be used as a scheme of work and includes a case study of another school's scheme of work and sample planning sheets. Age appropriate activites and resources for pupils with severe, profound and complex needs who will work from the earliest learning objectives for much of their education are included. The book offers a foundation for delivering the Literacy Hour on which teachers can build, and the scheme can easily be extended to incorporate a programme for older pupils, both in Key Stages 3 and 4 and post-16.
With suggestions for books, materials and suitable information and communication technology resources, this books aims to equip any teacher concerned about the role the Literacy Hour should play in special education teaching.
Ann Berger is General Adviser for Bristol LEA and an experienced teacher of pupils with special needs. Jean Henderson is a retired teacher of pupils with SEN. Denise Morris is a Specialist Literacy Consultant for Bristol City Council