This is the title of an excellent paper by Judith Scott, William Nagy, and Susan Flinspach (2008). I have used this reference in a previous blog on this site, ‘The beginnings of literacy’, and as the basis of our online course, ‘Exploring literacy: Vocabulary’ (available soon). The paper puts the interactive role of vocabulary learning…
Primary Learning’s online courses have been approved until 31 July 2021 under NESA’s interim arrangements. This is a great opportunity to work on proven PD and ensure both learning and hours are consolidated.
Telling stories has always been an essential feature of human life. Ancient stories have enthralled and informed our lives, and stories continue to remind us of who we are, where we have come from, and how to make meaning out of life.
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.