Junior Cycle Business Studies

 
 

 

Literacy
 

 
 

Literacy in Business Studies

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.

Teaching Keywords

 

 

Students need to encounter new words up to 17 times before they become part of their everyday vocabulary.  Here are 17 ways to ensure students repeat and use keywords often.  Note: although the examples given here are Science based, the methodologies are applicable in all subjects.

 

Other Literacy Resources

 

Graphic Organisers

Graphic Organisers may help to improve literacy.

 

Graphic Organisers for Teaching and Learning

Blank Graphic Organisers for class use (with some samples)

Sample Business exercises for use wth Graphic Organisers

Completed Business Graphic Organisers

Blank Graphic Organisers for printing

Template Graphic Organisers for completion by teacher

 

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"

 

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

 


Whole School Approach to Literacy

Developing a whole school approach to literacy is key.  Please see below the two presentations which literacy link teachers will have seen at their inservice.  

 

Literacy Link Day 1

 

Literacy Resources

The 'Explicit Instruction Model' could be displayed in your classroom. Click here to download.

An outline of the four steps of explicit instruction have also been uploaded.  Click here to download

Resources from Literacy Link workshops

Semantic Map and Peer Teaching

Cooperative and Group Role Cards

Vocabulary Guidelines and Prefixes

Speaking and Listening Checklist

Reading Checklist

Vocabulary Knowledge Checklist

Writing Checklist

Common Greek and Latin Morphemes

Graphic Organisers - for more infomation, please see below

 


Literacy  in Business Studies

The Trinity Immigrant Initiative has produced resources for a wide variety of subjects as part of the English Language Support Programme.  There are resources for several Business Studies topics.  Click below to access the resources for each topic.

The Business of Living

Economic Awareness

Enterprise

 


Strategies to improve literacy

Bingo Templates

Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders can be played using any of the question sets that you make (see example).  Simply print the definitions and solutions onto card.  If you don't like cutting up card, print the definitions and solutions onto labels and stick these onto small index cards.  The same question sets can be used for bingo, noughts and crosses as well as snakes and ladders.  Three for the price of one!

You will need to print out the snakes and ladders board.  Download the template, print it in colour and laminate it.  If possible, print it in A3. 

 


 


 

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"