Getting kids EXCITED about learning!
'OK in Key Stage 2'
OK in Key Stage 2 - Mapped Words®
- the Orthographic Knowledge (OK) Intervention for Teens that Can't Read
3 Activities - 45 Minutes
Without Orthographic Knowledge students cannot read and spell effectively in English. At least 1 in 4 students in the UK transition to KS3 unable to read and spell at even minimum expected levels.
OK in KS2 was designed by The Neurodivergent Reading Whisperer to prevent this: every child working at, or exceeding, grade level.
OK is suitable for ALL learners but targets those who learn differently, and who positively respond to 'less teaching, more learning'.
OK will 'release the valve' which allows students to finally 'self-teach': implicit learning takes place.
Ideally run 2 x 45 minute sessions per week - whole class learning
During sessions students do the same thing (routine is vital)
* Speedy Group Code Mapping - OK Leader Led (5 minutes)
'Leader Follows the Sounds, Learners Say the Word'
* Rapid Writing (15/20 minutes) see outline below - texts are prepared ahead of the session.
This differs from KS1 Rapid Writing as children use a prompt to think of a sentence themselves.
* Snap and Crack (15/20 minutes)
This also incorporates speed reading and comprehension skills
What do you need?
Dedicated Space / Classroom
Spelling Clouds on Walls (you can use a pop up wall)
Spelling Cloud Mats - 1 per table
ipads / tablets
Code Mapping Tool
OK Membership - to download texts
(everything is prepared for you - you have no planning - but you will need to download and print)
Boosting Orthographic Knowledge (OK)
"The OK intervention is not just about seeing words differently: we
need students to see THEMSELVES differently, as learners"
Neurodivergent Reading Whisperer