Welcome to the

EMOTION WORKS
literacy programme

Our Literacy Programme has a focus on expanding emotional vocabulary and language, and using reading and writing activities to develop emotional understanding.

  • If your pupils already know about the Cogs you can miss out Blocks 1 & 2, as this overlaps with our Getting Started work.
  • Block 3 supports you to follow a ‘1-emotion-at-a-time’ approach using children’s literature and texts.
  • Block 4 will provide examples of novel and film studies to help you deliver a more extended and in-depth approach to developing  emotional literacy in the classroom.
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Please feel free to preview the Training information and Teaching Block summaries below to see how the Literacy Programme will run. If you have further questions our FAQ blog might help.

If you’d like to sign your school up for the Literacy Programme, please progress through to our PRODUCTS page to select your school size and make your purchase.

OUR CURRENT SPECIALIST PROGRAMME & TRIAL PACKAGE

EMOTION WORKS LITERACY PROGRAMME

LITERACY PROGRAMME TRAINING & PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

FOR TEACHERS & SCHOOLS NEW TO EMOTION WORKS:

Training Recording

Watch the Inservice Training recording ‘GETTING STARTED with Emotion Works – a Literacy Focus’

Website training and teaching pages

Teachers – familiarise yourself with the Component Model Curriculum by working through the Getting Started training & teaching pages

Identify your starting point 

Think about your learners. What do they already know about Emotion Works and the cogs / cog language? Identify a level and starting point for your group based on their general curriculum level and prior experience of EW. Use the Progression Document to help.

 

Plan your own Schedule

Look over the proposed blocks and weeks of the Literacy schedule. Decide on how long you’d like to spend on each block and allocate dates to your personal schedule. 

Live Check-in / Q&A

Join us live if you can on Monday 30th August at 4:30pm for our first #EWliteracy check-in where we’ll provide more pointers for the Introductory teaching block and answer any questions you have.

 

or watch the meeting recording available from 31/8/21

FOR TEACHERS & SCHOOLS ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH EMOTION WORKS:

Training Recording

Watch the Inservice Training recording ‘NEXT STEPS with Emotion Works – a Literacy Focus’

Website training and teaching pages

Teachers – consolidate your understanding of the Component Model Curriculum by revisiting the Getting Started training & teaching pages

Identify your starting point

Think about your learners. What do they already know about Emotion Works and the cogs / cog language? Identify a level and starting point for your group based on their general curriculum level and prior experience of EW. Use the Progression Document to help.

Plan your own Schedule

Look over the proposed blocks and weeks of the Literacy schedule. Decide on how long you’d like to spend on each block and allocate dates to your personal schedule. 

Live Check-in / Q&A

Join us live if you can on Monday 30th August at 4:30pm for our first #EWliteracy check-in where we’ll provide more pointers for the Introductory teaching block and answer any questions you have.

 

or watch the meeting recording available from 31/8/21

Nursery & Early Years

Block 1: Getting started talking about feelings and emotions

Block 2: Word Works – developing vocabulary around cog concepts

Block 3: Exploring emotions in literature using ‘pre-cog’ language

Block 4: Building emotional understanding through an EW literacy topic

Lower Primary - P1, 2

Block 1: Introducing Emotion Works & the 5-cog model

Block 2: Word Works – Vocabulary building around the 5 starter cogs

Block 3: Exploring Emotions in Literature using a 5-cog lens

Block 4: Deepening emotional understanding using an EW literacy topic

Middle Primary P3, 4 & 5

Block 1: Introducing Emotion Works & the 6-cog model

Block 2: Word Works – Vocabulary building around the first 6 cogs

Block 3: Exploring Emotions in Literature using a 6-cog lens

Block 4: Deepening emotional understanding using an EW literacy topic

Upper Primary - P6,7 (& S1,2)

Block 1: Introducing Emotion Works & the 7-cog model

Block 2: Word Works – Vocabulary building around all 7 cogs

Block 3: Exploring Emotions in Literature using a 7-cog lens

Block 4: Deepening emotional understanding using an EW literacy topic

CHECK-IN SESSION RECORDINGS

MONDAY 10th NOVEMBER

MONDAY 27th SEPTEMBER

MONDAY 13th SEPTEMBER

MONDAY 30th AUGUST

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