Literacy Week for First Years

This year as part of our focus on Literacy, we ran a Vocabulary Week for 1st year students. The week was a huge success.

December 2015: Desmond College Literacy week included competitions in Word of the Day, a Spelling Bee and Said is Dead, to broaded vocabulary and spelling skills December 2015: Desmond College Literacy Week 2015 December 2015: Desmond college works hard on promoting literacy focusing on vocabulary and spelling

TY students, along with their English teacher Ms Supple, designed and produced word games which were played in English classes during the week. Ms OMahony, Ms McConnellogue, Ms Griffen and Ms Ryan anchored these games in classes with support from TY students who came to help their First Year Buddies. These games focused on vocabulary and spelling.

2015 December: Transition year students who participated in Literacy Week 2015 December: Transition Year Students from Desmond College and the Gaelcholaiste Ui Chonba 2015 December: Transition Year Students Working With First Year Students during Literacy week to promote broader vocabulary and better english skills December 2015: Transition Year Students from Desmond college help with Literacy Week which included a Spelling Bee

A ‘Said is Dead’ Campaign ran for the week where students were encouraged to use a variety of different words to express themselves. An impressive poster display was on show for all to see on the library window.

December 2015: Desmond College Transition Year students year students participate in the literacy week December 2015: Literacy Week Desmond College First Years participating in English Word Games December 2015: Literacy Week Desmond College First Years December 2015: Literacy Week Desmond College Transition year students and their first year buddies

Following consultation with all Subject Departments at a staff meeting, a designated Word of the Day was chosen. Students received a good note, for the correct use of the word when used in a relevant context, from their subject teachers. Winners for each day received a small prize.

December 2015: Literacy Week Desmond College : Transition year students working with their first year buddies December 2015: Literacy Week Desmond College Vocabulary week for first years December 2015: Literacy Week Desmond College 2015 Literacy Week : December saw Desmond College have games focusing on Vocabulary and Spelling

Finally a Spelling Bee was held in each class with the winners going forward to a final where there were a variety of prizes to be won.

December 2015: Desmond College Literacy Week Desmond College Literacy Week 2015 December December 2015 : Literacy Week in Desmond college; Word of the Day in Conjunction with All Subject Departments

This week was a tremendous success. We look forward to running it again next year.

December 2015: Literacy Week, "Said is Dead" Challenge in Desmond College December 2015: Literacy Week "said is dead" challenge in Desmond College Work done in December 2015 by first year students and their transition year mentors promoting literacy through vocabulary and spelling