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Week 10: NZQA Mythbusters

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Last updated by Breda Matthews

Hi everyone,

Last week our community shared


As assessment in our senior classes get underway it may be a good time to visit NZQA’s Mythbusters page. Several of the links will be of interest to our community including the following:



Upcoming events

AKTESOL Tuesday 11th April - details here.


What’s on in Term 2


Some reading for the upcoming break

Recently I have been thinking about how we teach reading and how I can know what students are actually doing when they read a text. Many students can ‘do’ comprehension texts but are not so good at reading complex texts independently and then applying the information gained. Some (short) text I enjoyed reading and make me reflect on what I do in the classroom included:


On other communities

Secondary Literacy discussed improving writing and engaging the wider community in schools.


This community also discussed apostrophe use.


It would be wonderful to start next term with suggestions of things we can discuss as well as your questions. Please have a think and share your ideas.


I hope you all have a well-earned break.

Kind regards


Breda Matthews

Facilitator: Secondary ESOL community 


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