Getting kids EXCITED about learning!
'OK in Key Stage 3'
OK in Key Stage 3 - 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 KS3 was designed for those students by The Neurodivergent Reading Whisperer.
OK is suitable for ALL learners. OK will 'release the valve' which allows students to finally 'self-teach': implicit learning takes place.
An OK Learning Lab also suitable for Year 5 and 6 students - please ask about training
Ideally run 3 x 50 minute sessions per week until KS3 students 'graduate' - this depends on the individual.
These can be mixed aged classes - Years 7,8,9 - and are designed to allow for 'flow' of students in and out ie it doesn't matter if a child starts school mid-term, they can join the session if not reading and spelling at expected levels.
The aim is to get these students working at grade level within one term: you can have a staggered system whereby students gradually reduce the number of visits needed to the OK Learning Lab.
These operate in a classroom - with up to 30 students.
The ideal scenario is that this is a dedicated OK Learning space.
OK Lab Leader will need Smart/ Interactive white board
During sessions students do the same thing (routine is vital)
* Speedy Group Code Mapping - OK Leader Led (5 minutes)
Follow the Sounds, 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 student
ipad / tablet
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)