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  • Deliberate use of Cross-Curricular Literacy strategies

    ...to use with your students.  Vocabulary development: Subject-specific vocabulary glossaries Clustering Preparing for reading: Features of Text Reading for Deep understanding: Sk...

  • Week 4: NZ resources and assessment during lockdown

    ...from. You might also like to check out  Reading Warriors from David Riley New Zealand based speed reading from Victoria University...are 'falling through the cracks' - interesting reading!     Noho...

  • Reading

    ...s to raise student achievement in reading.   National Librar...community. In the section 'Reading at home' http://schools.n...reader. It's no so much about reading stratgies per se, more about...Pamphlets for parents to slow the reading loss over the holiday periods...

  • Writing

    ...Creating-Young-Writers-Classrooms-Revisers/dp/013268585X     This website has downloadable pdfs on strategies for writing and reading.  Check out 'Th...

  • Weekly updates 2021

    ...Term 2 2021 Week 1: Welcome back and wide reading Week 2: More on Wide Reading Week 3: Initial and dia...Week 2: Conferences and Surveys Week 3: Standardised reading tests Week 4: NZ resour...

  • Week 2: More on Wide Reading

    ...ion and the link to the Extensive Reading Foundation finalists. &nbs...suitability of texts for the wide reading standards, in particular, the...aded readers used in an extensive reading programme. These are graded b...could adapt or even use for wide reading! Any Questions - C...

  • Persuasive writing

    Purpose Persuasive writing is intended to present a point of view on an issue being debated, or to market a particular product, process or line of thought.  T...

  • Explanation Writing

    Purpose   Explanation writing is about telling how or why something happens.  In choosing a topic for this writing, it is important to ensure that the topi...

  • Descriptive Writing

    Purpose   Descriptive writing is often used in conjunction with other styles of writing e.g. to describe a character, place or to set a mood in a narrati...

  • Narrative Writing

    ...short story (usually read in one sitting) needs a different style from a novel where the reader needs encouragement to come back and continue the reading over a longer and more fractu...