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How to use Move4words in Schools
How to use Move4words in Schools
Set aside 10 to 15 minutes early in the school day for Move4words. You may feel nervous about taking time out of the curriculum to devote to Move4words, but our evidence has confirmed, time and time again, that you gain far more than you lose, through improvements in concentration, reading and other basic skills.
Move4words complements and enhances your current literacy strategy and does not replace it.
The programme gives the best results when you deliver the programme in timetabled lessons, in the classroom, early in the school day, and when it is delivered with a sense of fun and enthusiasm, and the students are encouraged to really go for it, even though it may seem daft as a brush!
We also strongly recommend that you run the programme with whole class cohorts, rather than choosing specific groups of students who have challenges with their learning. More mature students can model the exercises for those who find it more difficult to comply, and all students benefit from this inclusive approach. Even high achievers can increase reading speed and ability still further.
If children with severe special needs cannot keep up with the pace of the whole class, then by all means take out small groups to go at a slower pace.
We also recommend that you monitor your pupils' progress with a standardised reading test. We also supply a free reading speed test, which we recommend you use before and after Move4words. We provide a free data analysis service as part of your license.
Phone Dr Buffy McClelland on 01865 774909 to discuss your requirements
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If you've just heard about our new literacy programme, you might not know how to spell the name. It's not Move Forwards, nor Move for words, but Move4words
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Specifics for Primary Schools:
Move4words is very easy to fit into the school day in Primary Schools. Just have fun with it!
We recommend, as a rolling programme, that you use Move4words in the autumn term in Year 4, and then repeat the programme with the same children in the second half of their Year 5 or the first half of their Year 6.
Initially, you may decide to use the programme with every child in Year 3 through to Year 6 to make sure that every child gets as much benefit as possible.
Specifics for Secondary Schools:
Move4words takes a lot more commitment to fit into the Secondary school day, than in the Primary sector. Committed schools have done very well with Move4words. It's best to do the programme early in Year 7, while the students still think of themselves as Primary children.
It is VERY IMPORTANT not to take away fun activities from secondary students to squeeze Move4words into your already overcrowded day!
Technical Requirements to run Move4words in the classroom
● PC or Mac with DVD drive, with the free download Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader, available here.
Follow the instructions to install Adobe Reader.
**If videos don't play in Move4words after you install Acrobat Reader, then please look below to install the extra software that some computers may need**
● Interactive Whiteboard or Digital Projector;
● Speakers in classroom;
● A sense of fun!
A minimum of two teachers or teaching assistants need to attend a training session, to ensure that at least one trained person is available to help the children follow the programme safely.
You will need to wear comfortable clothing and low-heel shoes.
You may need to install this Extra Flash Player download to make videos play
A bug in the newly released Adobe PDF Reader 11 means that some schools find that the videos and music in Move4words will not play.
Most schools are OK! The problem is caused by changes which Adobe have made to the updating process, and you may need to manually download a new version of Flash Player.
Please use this link to download the additional version of Flash Player you will need.
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Last updated: Friday March 08, 2013.