Guided Reading using visual texts Thanks to our friend Maryanne for this interesting idea of using street art or graffiti to teach visual literacy. We designed this lesson using the
The WWF Together App is a free download. It is an interesting App because of the reading path is varied allowing the viewer to go up, down, left and right.
I love it when teachers take an idea and ADOPT and ADAPT. This is an excellent example from Sarah M. There has been lots of discussion at her school focused
I think that Stephen Covey has it right when he says, "begin with the end in mind." Knowing where you want students to be by the end of the year
One thing I have reflected on in my teaching career is how to be explicit. We all know the power of systematic and explicit teaching but what strategies do
The new NSW English syllabus requires students to reflect on their learning. This reminded me of how successful book recommendations were with my Kindergarten class. This would also
As we prepare for a new school year we are revamping some tried and true resources. Word towers are a favourite because they place high frequency words on the table
This is about establishing quality independent reading with a genuine purpose. Forget the post lunch book shuffle where kids pick and discard 10 books in 5 minutes. When you read
At the beginning of the year there is always a rush of excitement as this will be the year when it all comes together and works perfectly. And then there
Our action research project has shown that many students think reading is only about decoding or behaviours like sitting still, rather than about making sense and understanding what you read.