Annette Gray is a literacy consultant and adviser. She has many years’ successful teaching experience in classrooms K-10 across Australia and in international settings.

Female researcher reads information from a tablet standing in the greenhouse

Look who’s reading!

Here’s an idea to bring to your school. I found it while travelling, and was impressed with its potential. It starts with the question of just who is reading in your school? Students, of course, using whatever scheme/program/model favoured in your school. Teachers, naturally, reading important stuff, poring over the keyboard/tablet/smartphone. Reading to students with…

People walking around at night near Shinjuku in Tokyo

Graphic images

Understanding that visual images convey meaning on different levels supports the development of understanding that words in written text can do the same thing – the viewer/reader can infer meaning from the message created by the author.