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Gemma Dean

Using Clicker across the curriculum

18th May 2022

I had a Customer Care meeting recently with a school who wanted to expand their use of Clicker across the curriculum. I showed them that we have lots of resources for cross-curriculum literacy on LearningGrids. Many of these can be found in the English subject area of LearningGrids.

In the Writing Frames & Planners category, we have a selection of Word Banks to support writing in different styles. There are frames for writing explanations, instructions, letters and more. Each Word Bank includes a selection of sentence starters, key phrases, and useful vocabulary relevant to the style of writing. These can be used across subject areas, such as writing instructions for a science experiment, persuading someone to try a Victorian pastime, or a recount of the events of the Great Fire of London.

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Alongside these Word Banks, there are also Clicker Boards to support planning for a range of pieces of writing. These Boards give clear structures for learners to add their ideas. Send them to the document as a diagram for learners to easily reference while they’re writing. You can also find a KWL Chart Clicker Board here to keep track of what learners already know, want to know, and have learnt in different topic areas.

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To support learners in using high-frequency words successfully, we have Word List One and Word List Two. Word List One offers vocabulary from the Dolch high frequency word list. Word List Two expands on this, offering vocabulary children are likely to encounter as they become more confident readers.

Alongside Word List One and Two, we have banks of vocabulary for other high-frequency word groups such as colours, numbers, and days of the week. These are great for supporting learners with general writing tasks.

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These resources can be printed off as well, allowing you to provide differing levels of support to learners in your classroom with the same resource. Learners using Clicker on a PC, iPad or Chromebook benefit from the speech feedback and other support tools in the Document, while learners using a paper copy can fill in the boxes of a Clicker Board by hand or refer to the vocabulary offered by a printed Word Bank or writing frame.

You can book a Customer Care Meeting to discuss new ways you can use Clicker or any questions on getting the most out of your subscription with one of our consultants at a time that suits you!

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