Junior Cycle - Home Economics

 
 

 

Literacy
 

 
 

Literacy  in Home Economics

Placemat 

This technique requires students to be divided into groups of four.  Students gather around the Placemat Template which is organised with sections for each student to record their ideas and a central section for students to summarise their individual ideas.  First students individually think about a question and write down their ideas on their own section of the template.  Then students share their ideas to discover common elements, which can be written in the centre of the placemat template.  The purpose of the placemat technique is to provide all students with the opportunity to share their ideas and learn from each other in a co-operative small group discussion.  In doing so, students improve their oral literacy.  The benefits of the this strategy are that students have an opportunity to reflect and participate. They will extend their learning by listening to the ideas of others.  Click for more information on the placemat technique, as well as step-by-step instructions for successful implementation.

 

Other Literacy Resources

Useful Posters

 

Websites to Improve Literacy and Numeracy

Puzzlemaker Lots of different types of puzzles to make
Wordlearner Crosswords, wordsearches, bingo, matching and more
Wordsearches Make you own wordsearch
Pete's PowerPoint Station Good maths images and ideas
IXL Interactive revision site for maths - covers all topics
Skillwise Educational website to improve literacy and numeracy in adults
Quizlet Flashcards, Games and Tests
Studystack Flashcards, Matching, Crosswords, Tests, Quizzes
Wordle Create your own Word Cloud
Tagxedo Create your own Word Shape
Question Cube Create a question cube using Blooms Taxomony.  First enter your name, then click on "Create your own cube"

 

Checklists for Literacy & Numeracy

Oral Presentation Evaluation Form

 

This the National Strategy to improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011 - 2020.  Click here for the summary of the strategy.
Click here to download the full strategy.

 

Checklist for Literacy & Numeracy

 

 Resources for Spring Course 2013

Powerpoint from night click on link below.

Strategies for Literacy

Bingo Templates

 Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders can be played by using any of the question sets that you make. Simply print the questions out onto card, or if you don't like chopping up card, print them onto labels and stick them onto flash cards! The same question cards can be used both  for bingo and for Snakes and Ladders. Two for the price of one. Now that's good value!

You will then need to print out the snakes and ladders board. Download the template below and laminate. It is fine in A4 but you will need to use the smaller counters. Print in A3 if you have access to an A3 printer.

Template for Snakes and Ladders Board

i Quiz Templates

Template 1
Template 2
Template 3
Template 4
Food Studies Sample iQuiz

Question Cube

Tagxedo Samples

  PDF Files JPEG Files
Nutritive Value of Egg Link Link
Cigarettes Link Link
Dietetic Value of Cheese Link Link

Wordle Samples

  PDF Files JPEG Files
Healthy Living Wordle Link Link
     
     

Poster Sample

Nutrition Keyword Poster Sample Listening Poster  

Placemat

Other Resources

Q notes are a form of graphic orgniser that are useful to use with leaving cert students. Q notes combines two well-known and powerful methods:  SQ3R and Cornell Notes.  It is  called  “Q-Notes” because students  write Questions in the left-hand margin. When students are  preparing for a Quiz or as revision, the Questions serves as CUES to remind them of what they need to  know.  When using these notes as study aids,  students can fold the right edge of the paper over so that it lines up with the dotted line.  They can then see  questions in the Q-column which they can use these as a self assessment tool.

Websites to Improve Literacy

Dolceta Dolceta consumer online website
puzzlemaker Lots of different types of puzzles to make
wordleaner  Crosswords, wordsearches, bingo, matching and more
wordsearches Make you own wordsearch
pppst Good maths images and ideas
IXL Interactive revision site for maths - covers all topics
Skillwise {C} {C} {C} Educational website to improve literacy and numeracy in adults
Quizlet Flashcards, Games and Test
Studystack Flashcards, Matching, Crosswords , Test, Quiz
Wordle Create your own Word Cloud
Tagxedo Create your own Word Shape
Question Cube Create a question cube using Blooms Taxomony