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  • Literacy block planning template

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    This literacy block planning template covers one week and is easy to use. It includes modeled and guided reading, writing, speaking and listening. There is space to include a spelling focus and handwriting. This template enables you to plan a week at a glance on one page.

  • Understanding sentences

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    The key to grammar is understanding how sentences work. A simple sentence, also known as an independent clause, is the building block for effective writing. This help sheet explains the features of clauses and simple, compound and complex sentences so that teachers can moderate student work for sentence structure and see what feedback students need in order to use a variety of types of sentences to suit their purpose and audience.

  • English block: daily outline

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    The NSW English K-6 Syllabus has responding and composing as its key processes.  It helps to rethink our traditional reading and writing times as responding and composing in order to address the range of mandated texts – spoken, print, visual and digital.

  • Weekly word work routine

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    This simple two page outline gives you a daily teaching focus for word work for your whole class and then breaks into guided groups for specific instruction at each group’s developmental spelling stage.

  • Reading detective sheet

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    This individual student worksheet is a way to scaffold student  thinking about the language and visual features of a text before class or group discussion. It supports explicit teaching around both the language and visual features of a text. It is particularly useful for visual, multimedia and multi-modal texts or text selections.

  • Learning to read

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    This diagram is a useful tool for teachers who are planning their learning intention for modelled or guided reading sessions. It outlines the sources of information readers use as well as the strategic behaviours that readers develop in order to become effective readers.

  • Visual literacy texts

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    Any text with pictures  can be used to teach the elements of visual literacy but here is a list of the favourite titles that TRIO uses when we work with teachers.

  • Weekly planner

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    By popular demand a weekly planner that captures all the elements of the English block. This planning sheet  is a word document which can be completed to provide a plan for modelled  and independent reading (responding), modelled, guided and independent writing as well as word work (spelling). It links TRIO’s English block plan, daily routine and the key processes of responding and composing.

  • Readers poster

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    This poster was developed as a teacher resource to highlight for students that effective readers are thinkers and reading involves understanding and remembering as well as decoding. It promotes the value of conversation as part of comprehension. This is a free download.

  • Maths picture books

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    Here is a list of the picture books TRIO has collected  to use for teaching maths. It is a list of TRIO’s favourites and they are a great ‘hook’ to engage students in exploring maths concepts.

  • Words their Way Inventory answer sheets

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    Everyone knows that TRIO are fans of the great spelling resource Words Their Way published by Pearson. Teachers have asked us for our simple answer sheets for each inventory and here they are. This PDF contains an answer sheet to use with the primary, elementary and upper spelling inventories.

  • Assessment quadrant

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    The assessment quadrant is a very simple tool.   After students’ current reading levels have been determined and compared with data from previous benchmarking, this grid can be used to map the students into the four quadrants.  The purpose is to raise awareness of student progress and promote careful discussion on how to differentiate the teaching to meet the vastly different needs of each group.  It looks simple but it can lead to very powerful conversations in year and stage level teams.

  • Effective maths lesson plan

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    This A4 downloadable template comes with one page, which unpacks each component of an effective maths lesson and a second blank table to use as you plan your maths lesson. Appropriate for all grades.

  • Poetic devices

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    It is easy to teach what you understand! This ready reference brings together in the one place some simple definitions and examples of poetic devices.

  • Tracking text selections

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    Teachers in NSW schools are tracking the types of texts they use with students in order to meet the text requirements of the English Syllabus. This simple table will help teachers keep track of text selections that meet the content and text requirements of the NSW English K-6 syllabus as outlined on page 26 of the syllabus. This is an A4 word document.

  • Poetic forms

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    This resource unpacks the features of different types of poems. It is an easy resource to use as you select different types of poems to read with your students. Understanding the features of different forms of poems will be helpful as students attempt to write poems.