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Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers, Punctuation (VCOP) activities #2

I’m now starting to share the weekly activities to help improve student’s writing. Why not use them with your class, download them here.

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Clive Madge

Cultivating Voluntary Reading in the Classroom

One of the greatest gifts my family bestowed upon me was the love of a good story. My mother read to me daily, as did my grandmother, and my father created stories in which I was the main character. 269 more words

Elementary Education

Writing a Review

Last week the students wrote a review as part of the English Australian Curriculum where they need to view and respond to visual text. We watched a commercial from Thailand that I think has a beautiful underlying message. 196 more words

Sandy Warner

Young Writers Creative Writing Competition

Today we began to craft our short stories for this competition. A mini saga is a 100 word story, that has a beginning, a middle and an end. 24 more words


A Poem to be Spoken Silently

As part of our learning in literacy, we have spent some time reading and understanding a brilliant poem by a wonderful author called Pie Corbett. The poem’s title is: A poem to be spoken silently. 92 more words

Year 4

Friday certificates 

We received awards in assembly for: expressions in English, pronounciation in French and penalties for Maths. Also reading and eating awards were handed out today.


Text Mapping Nonfiction

We’ve been working with nonfiction texts this winter, and so I was doing my due diligence on better ways to teach students how to read and comprehend these texts. 400 more words