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  • 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.

  • Text sets Yrs 3-6

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    This is a list of examples of text sets that may be suitable for use in years 3 to 6.

     

  • 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.

  • Text Sets K-2

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    This list of possible text sets was created to encourage discussion at a professional learning session and is offered as a suggestion only.

  • Name that number

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    Name that number is a card game develops fluency through applying different numerical operations. Here is our version of this card game for maths. This game and variations of it are suitable for students in stages two and three.

  • 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.

  • Transitions

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    Time spent teaching students transition routines and practising how to move in an orderly way is time well spent. Teachers need to discuss expectations and the routines for transitions with students.  The routines you establish need to be consistently encouraged with praise and gentle reminders. Reinforcing  transitions is valuable and will ensure your day runs smoothly.

  • who, what, when labels

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    This is nothing new or extraordinary.  Use these labels to teach correct sentence structure and to expand simple sentences into complex sentences.  Print, laminate and cut up.  Then get the kids talking about sentences.

    Hand a label to students to build sentences, place them on the floor and get students to step out their news/ recount/ retell, stick them on chairs to tell a sentence, leave them a visual reminder and anything else you can come up with.

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Memory Unit

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    This is an example of the TRIO programming proforma in use.  This is not a complete unit but shows how the teaching ideas are linked directly to content, how the ideas are sequenced to suit the class and how the assessment is integrated into the learning activities.

    It is NOT perfect.  It is just an attempt to show you how straight forward programming should be.