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Weekly update 26th May

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Last updated by Breda Matthews

Hi everyone,

   We have had a busy week on the listserve and in the VLN groups.
On the listserve we continued our conversation on us 28058. Our conversation included interpretation of the standard, how make a request for a clarification and suggestions of where to find suitable texts. Here is the list of the suggestions. Many thanks to all those who contributed.
We also discussed resources for us 17372.
Bev has asked a question about using English standard 2.8.
On the VLN groups there has been lively discussion and sharing of resources for a wide range of standards. Click here to view the conversations. Remember to log into the VLN.
Chris McQuirk uploaded a new resource to the Teacher Resource Exchange. This is a unit plan for Foundation level students entitled My Place- A Home in Taamaki MakauRau.
I uploaded two more Setting the Standard resources to the VLN. The full list of resources now includes:
  •  2968 version 7: Read simple recounts of life experiences
  •  2969 version 7: Read recounts in familiar contexts
  •  2974 version 7: Read simple texts to obtain practical information
  •  2985 version 7: Read simple information texts
  •  17139 version 4: Write simple descriptions
  •  2986 version 7: Read information texts in familiar contexts
  •  3477 version 7: Write recounts on familiar topics
  •  17370 version 4: Write expressing a viewpoint
  •  17372 version 4: Write recounts
I will let you know when more are uploaded.
You will need to be a member of the English language unit standards group to access these. Contact your regional facilitator and click join the group here.
The May ESOL, English and Literacy newsletter is now available. Lots to read across the communities.
TKI has information and further links for Samoan Language Week.

On other communities
Literacy Online has had a great conversation on Science Literacy
In relation to this I posted a link to the LEARNZ materials supporting literacy in Science.
On Primary ESOL Online Janet posted latest links and ideas
Wow, we have all been busy! It is so good to be part of these vibrant discussions.
I store all of the Weekly Update on the VLN group so go there if you want to find something discussed in these update and can't track down the email.
Have a good week everyone.


Breda Matthews


Facilitator: Secondary ESOL community