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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: years 1-2

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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.

  • Programming Proforma: Stage 1

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    Teachers are trialling a multitude of ways to program English using the new NSW English Syllabus. We offer this variation for Stage 1 teachers as a way to make clear links between the syllabus outcomes, content and teaching and learning activities. Reading the content and then thinking about what strategies or steps need to be in place to teach that content is a key part of the planning process.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Point of view

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    This English unit for stage 1 students uses the texts, Penguin Problems by Lane Smith, I’m the best by Lucy Cousins, My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald and Freya Blackwood and the poem: Back to School Blues’ by Bobbi Katz to explore point of view.

  • Cocoon

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    These book notes for the book, Cocoon by Aura Parker unpack teaching ideas for reading and responding to the text as well as composing. They have been designed for students in years 1 and 2. They address the big idea of patience, perseverance and friendship.

     

  • This is not my hat

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    These book notes provide a teaching sequence for English lessons using the book, This is not my hat.  The lessons have been written with students in years one and two in mind and examine the big idea that the author’s message can be conveyed through words and images.

  • Chinese New Year

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    This unit is part of TRIO’s Cultural Perspectives lesson series.It consists of three lessons which are suitable for all grades, Kinder-grade 6. The lessons look at the lion and dragon dances which are significant aspects of the celebration of the Chinese New Year. The unit contains links to online resources and photos you can use to teach these lessons.

  • I’m just no good at rhyming…St 2

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    Two poems from the book, I’m just no good at rhyming and other nonsense  by Chris Harris have been selected for this Poetry Picks which provides teaching ideas for the poems: ‘The one-eyed Orr’, a fun play on words and ‘My dessert tummy.’ The lessons have been designed for students in years 3 and 4.