As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, the School of Education at the University of Sheffield organised a day of Family Literacy Fun.
ORIM in WF13: Working with Bilingual Children and Families - lots of resources, including songs and rhymes, from this inspiring project in Kirklees
The Strands of Literacy – a series of articles published by practitioners in Teach Nursery
The ORIM Network – join the network and stay in touch!
By parents to parents – Booklet of tips and advice about early reading
Professor Cathy Nutbrown has won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nursery World Awards Ceremony on 28 September 2013.
She was recognised for her work - with and for - young children and those who work with them. Read the speech made by Peter Clough, Cathy's co-author and colleague, prior to making the award. The speech is also available as a PDF.
The Sheffield REAL (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy) Project began in 1995 and was the largest preschool literacy intervention study in the UK. Central to the REAL project programme was the ORIM (Opportunities, Recognition, Interaction, Model) Framework. It is designed to think about ways in which families can help children’s early literacy development.
This website provides:
It includes original materials from the project developed in 1997 and work carried out since.
The ORIM framework is based around parents providing four things for their children: Opportunities, Recognition, Interaction and Models of literacy (Parents’ roles in children’s literacy development). It also focuses attention on four key strands of literacy: environmental print, books, early writing and aspects of oral language (ORIM: A framework for practice).
Use the links at the top of the page or click on the cells of the grid below to find resources