It is report time in Australia right now and tens of thousands of parents are either reading, or about to read about their child’s academic progress over the last two terms. All schools in Australia are required to grade children’s academic results on a 5 point scale. In many schools this is represented through A… Continue reading The C Grade
Engaging Reluctant Writers
Every classroom has students who are reluctant writers. Today I will outline the possible causes of difficulty and how you can structure your writing lessons for maximum participation.
The Value of a Quality Program
Photo by Oleg Magni on Pexels.comImagine going to the hardware store knowing you need to fix the mould in your bathroom. You look for ‘mould products’ and discover a wonderful looking bottle of mould killer that promises to eradicate all of your bathroom problems. You take it home, spray your bathroom liberally and regularly and… Continue reading The Value of a Quality Program
Using Decodable Texts to Meet Student Needs
One size does not fit all An interesting question came my way on Twitter today regarding instructional approaches and reading strategies for early readers. As I started to formulate my response I realized that it required more than a tweet to fully flesh out. Firstly, the simple answer to the above question is a resounding… Continue reading Using Decodable Texts to Meet Student Needs