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  • Guided reading planning

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    This resource enables teachers to plan for guided reading and is designed for teachers K-2. The guided reading planning sheets are written for levelled text up to level 26. There is an additional  blank sheet. Each sheet includes a number of  suggested teaching foci  related to the text level.  The template can be used to teach three guided reading sessions. At the bottom of the page there is an area for planning  before, during and after reading. In addition there is space to record student names and their achievement of the strategies taught.

  • Word tower: K-1

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    Word towers are an easy way to  have the high frequency words needed by a beginning writer easily accessible to them at their tables as they write. This A4 sheet is colour coded to assist students to quickly find words they need. It can be laminated, folded and taped together to form a ‘tower’ on the desk. Trim 1cm from left side of page and 0.5cm from right side of page before placing in a laminating pouch. This leaves a strip of laminate to fold and tape or staple to form the word tower.

  • Tracking student progress K-2

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    These forms may assist teachers of students, in Kindergarten to year two, to track student reading  and differentiate the teaching of reading and writing to meet all students’ learning needs. The first form enables teachers to record text reading levels across the year and measure against reading goals for each grade level. The second form Assessment and goal setting can be used, by the class teacher or  all teachers on a grade, to moderate work samples or reading levels. By establishing goals for different times in the school year teachers can see who is working at, above or below the benchmark selected and by analysing a reading record or work sample teachers can engage in discussion to differentiate the learning to meet different learning needs.

  • Parents supporting reading handout

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    Are you holding a meeting to inform parents about how they can support a beginning reader and writer? This  double-sided, folded, A4 handout uses parent friendly language to inform parents about useful prompts they can use as their child reads to them at home. It includes some information about beginning writers as well. The handout begins with general information, such as the value of reading to a child to develop a sense of story. The inside A4 sheet looks at supporting a reader before, during and after listening to a child read.

  • Starting School – Kindergarten Unit

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    Teaching Kindergarten at the start of the year can be challenging. Students come expecting to learn to read. They are excited but also unsure in a new environment. This unit addresses first reading steps, starting with student’s reading  their names, sharing stories and learning school routines. It has been written for the first few weeks of school and contains assessment tasks, writing worksheets and a template for individual alphabet books.

  • Speaking and Listening Mat

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    A mat for each student to use while listening to news or other spoken texts. Students place a counter on the word e.g.where, when they hear where the story took place. At the end of the talk students can give feedback to their peers. They can tell the speaker what areas where covered. They can base their questions on criteria that was not covered by a counter on the mat. Suitable for students in Kindergarten/Prep, Grade 1 and 2.

  • Bears in the night

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    Maths matters are book notes but for a book you can use in Maths. They  have been written to support teachers in selecting key teaching points from texts they choose to use in Maths.

  • Talking chairs

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    This collection of cards encourages a variety of responses when students tell news. Cut up the question cards and distribute to the audience. The audience listens to see if the question has been answered. Put the yesterday, today and tomorrow cards on chairs and select students to sit on the chairs and use the card to retell in the correct tense.

  • Teaching reading in Kindergarten

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    Teaching Reading in Early Stage 1 is a priority. This resource categorises the comprehension strategies students need to learn in kindergarten using the Freebody and Luke labels of code breaker, meaning maker, text user and text analyst.  This download helps teachers unpack the strategies that students need in their toolbox to be effective readers.

  • Domino Maths

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    Explore addition and subtraction using dominoes. A selection of activities and a template suitable for students in Kindergarten and year 1.

  • The gruffalo

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    The Gruffalo is a much loved and familiar story for many children. It is a great text to use with beginning readers in kindergarten and year one. The big ideas addressed in these teaching notes include: stories can be imaginary, authors create imaginary characters and playing with language makes reading enjoyable.

  • The very cranky bear

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    Beginning readers in kindergarten will love revisiting this favourite preschool book now they are readers. Teachers can explore the big ideas that authors create characters to tell a story and a narrative has a beginning, middle and end. Also download the noun and adjective sort from resources which contains a blank template and a sort to use with this text.

  • Paper portaits

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    Using a variety of paper scraps and techniques such as curling, twisting and folding paper, students K-2 create their own faces in coloured paper.

  • Peggy

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    Peggy tells the story of a brave little hen who is blown out of her safe home in the suburbs by a big gust of wind. These book notes have been written with kindergarten outcomes and explore narrative structure and how characters are developed within a story.

  • Millie loves ants

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    Millie loves ants, has a simple storyline and clear illustrations that tell the story of Millie, an echidna, out searching for ants. Jackie French uses rhyming words, repetition, beautiful descriptive language and an interesting font to tell this story.This Book Note has been written for Kindergarten and explores early reading and writing behaviours. The text is read on You Tube so these lessons could be taught using the You Tube reading of the book.

  • Me as my favourite animal

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    A lesson for K-2 students where students attach a photo of their face to an artwork of their favourite animal.