SPaG, SOAP and VCOP – structure, expression and growth

A significant area of concern, with respect to my role as a primary school class teacher, is literacy. I must be effective in delivering SPaG – spelling, punctuation and grammar. With respect to grammar, I must be clear about two other acronyms, which represent important areas for lesson planning, provision and progression. SOAP is similes, … Continue reading SPaG, SOAP and VCOP – structure, expression and growth

Achebe, Ong, orality and literacy

Consider that Chinua Achebe’s novel No Longer at Ease (1960), which draws directly on Ibo oral tradition in West Africa, provides “abundant instances of thought patterns of orally educated characters”. (Ong, 2002: 35) As Ong observes, Achebe’s work relates the experiences of speakers who “reflect, with high intelligence and sophistication, on the situations in which they find … Continue reading Achebe, Ong, orality and literacy