Phonics and the literacy journey, part 3: A compelling case for poetry every dayNovember 09, 2018
Use poetry, song, literature, drama and the visual arts every day in your classroom to help students’ oral language development, lecturer in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Dr Kathy Rushton says.
Phonics and the literacy journey, part 2: Go from the meaningful to the abstractNovember 08, 2018
Laughing kids learn, curriculum consultant David Hornsby reminded teachers attending the Centre for Professional Learning’s course, Understanding the Role of Phonics in the Literacy Journey.
Phonics and the literacy journey, part 1: Start with quality, literary textsNovember 07, 2018
The purpose of reading is to make meaning of text in the broadest sense, so that should be a priority from the moment a child is born, Professor Robyn Ewing told K-6 teachers at a Centre for Professional Learning literacy course recently.
Change is coming from the classroomOctober 31, 2018
Engagement between Australia’s Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people is shifting, says author and Indigenous literary advocate Dr Anita Heiss, and the classroom is taking the lead.