(Category: Literacy)
This intervention was developed by a JCSP co-ordinator. Students are challenged to learn keywords and keyspellings across subject areas over a six week period. Parental involvement is an element of this intervention. Materials are available to support the initiative:
• Keyword notebooks
• Keyword wall charts
• Keyword folder inserts
• Keyword wall magnets
• Keyword bookmarks
• Key spelling bookmarks
• An outline of the programme will be provided to participating schools


• The funding is available for schools to organise a keywords and key spelling challenge across subject areas over a six-week period.
• The following materials will be sent to schools: Keyword notebooks; Keyword wall charts; Keyword folder inserts; Keyword wall magnets; Keyword bookmarks and KeySpelling Bookmarks.
• An outline of the programme is also enclosed.
• Please enclose in your evaluation a detailed description of the activities undertaken in the running of the initiative along with any relevant photographs of the activities undertaken. We would be very grateful if the photos are sent to us digitally as the quality is great for publications. Please make sure that you have sought permission from parents/guardians to use the photos in publications. Some schools write to all parents asking them to make contact with the school if they object to photos being published.
• The evaluation should be submitted online at www.jcsp.ie. More details below.