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Guest Post Archive

Here is the archive of our guest posts from the Literacy Online Mailing List:


Bridget Compton-Moen - The power of the global read aloud

Tom O'Halloran - Reading to and with class

Cathie Johnson - Using Assessment Data

Louise Dempsey - Motivating Students for Writing

Sheena Cameron - Personal Choice writing

Jane Carroll - Kate Nation: Learning to read and learning to comprehend: Insights from poor comprehenders

Justine Hughes  - Literature Circles


Resources to support Guest Blog Posts:


Jane Carroll - Developing Oral Language Skills - Jane Carroll, Speech language therapist and PhD candidate discusses developing the oral language skills of those just beginning school. Jane outlines a project to help teachers share a common language of learning with their students about phonological awareness and emergent literacy.

Pam Becker - Phonological awareness and classroom based research - Classroom teacher Pam Becker worked with Jane Carroll, as part of research into the development of phonological awareness. Pam talks about the steps she took to improve student outcomes in their oral language development and the impact this had on her practice and her students.

Further viewing/reading re Literature Circles


Sheena Cameron - Slideshare

Literature Circles blog at http://hendersonliteraturecircles.blogspot.co.nz/p/about-literature-circles.html 

Blog posts by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano, on her Langwitches blog.
Literature Circle Discussions Part I
Literature Circle Discussions Part II – another layer
Literature Circle Discussions Part III – Amplifying learning opportunities