Team Transactional Strategies Instruction (TSI) is an approach to literacy teaching and learning. Team TSI guides teachers to support pupils to independently apply comprehension strategies and develop skills such as; working in groups, developing vocabulary and giving effective feedback. Team TSI outlines how children can direct their own learning at their own pace, in a collaborative and inclusive way.
Because it works…
In TSI, children learn that what matters in successful learning is effort, persistence, having good strategies and access to help. Interest in and attitudes to reading improve. Children come to school already experienced in deep learning and natural inquiry. TSI encourages these attributes, both critical for future educational and life success.
Team TSI -What our Students sayOur students give us great feedback which we keep learning from. Read some of our student and teacher testimonials
Team TSI Testimonials What the Students Say…
You can make a connection back to yourself, when teacher explains a word she explains it in old people’s language, I understand it in young people’s language (not old people’s language!!)
TSI increases your vocabulary.
It helps you to prepare for secondary school.
It is very helpful, you learn new words and it helps you to understand the book better.
You get to have a go, it’s not teacher telling you to find out something, you want to find it out for yourself.
I get to ask questions not just teacher.
I understand more words, before I’d read over them.
I know more words and I use them.
I do the same work as the smart children.
What the Teachers Say
It was like this huge new thing (TSI)… they weren’t just being taught at anymore, they actually were taking ownership of this programme.
I’m beginning to feel obsolete during TSI, they do it for themselves, pupils who usually would need a lot of support are working independently.
They are not just reading, they are using reading strategies. I heard a TSI group discussing a connection and they began to negotiate which type of connection it was without any teacher support… If I’d been involved I think they would have clammed up.
What the Authors Say…
TSI: Rich engagement with text
TSI: Effective social skills for learning and working
TSI: Comprehension strategies – independently applied
TSI: Natural inquiry motivating learning
TSI: All pupils giving and receiving help
TSI: Teaching and learning as a team
TSI: Vocabulary learning in a whole new light
TSI: Meaningful feedback supporting learning