I love it when teachers ask for advice and ideas from others regarding suitable texts for particular grades, or texts on specific topics or appropriate to different subjects or themes. Here are sites to share with colleagues as you become a book expert yourself.
Recent research describes the importance and impact of teaching handwriting, particularly in the first four years of school.
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.
Several of the many facets of the complexity of schooling moved into the public arena with the ABC’s Four Corners program, DigiKids. DigiKids which aired on Monday 11 November, 2019.
What we do in the classroom builds on and around this for each child. We have to treat all literary practices as an integral component of our students’ lives, so that they can take themselves seriously as active participants.
Reading aloud to our students and building listening skills. Giving students practice in the use of skills that they can then bring to their own reading as it develops.
It’s Book Week! To celebrate book week, schools across Australia encourage students to read, hold book fairs or promote the joy of reading through dressing up as favourite characters, just to name a few of the common events. This year’s theme is Reading is my secret power, this focus reminds students of the amazing ability…
2019 – new year, new ideas, new perspectives. There will be some retreads and updates of oldies but goodies in everyone’s practice. And we can predict there will be a comeback for some of the repeatedly discredited same old same olds. There are ideas and mantras that keep turning up like uninvited guests. They have…