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Literacy, meaning making and social and cultural capital: six thoughts

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to spend a morning listening to David Didau talking about literacy. Like all good inset, this give me time to think and reflect on new ideas and filter some thoughts into proposals and practices. 760 more words


Weekly spellings

Lots of good scores in our weekly spelling test today.

Here are this week’s spellings :-)



Arriving at Full Circle

My year at CAT has been one of the most exiting rides of my life, where I gained knowledge, experience and fulfillment. Working at CAT has given me behind-the-scenes insight into… 442 more words


Learning literacy outside

I had never thought about  outdoor learning as a medium for supporting literacy learning until I met an expert from Scotland the other day on the plane. 106 more words


Learning a story in Year 1. Splash! Anna Hibiscus. 

Today I introduced my Year 1 class to this story without sharing the book. Well, without sharing the book to start with.

Our school have a real push on writing at the moment, although I can’t think of a single school who hasn’t. 437 more words

Year 1

Rules of Syllabication

I’ve been taking some practice tests for the reading specialist Praxis II exam and learning some of the things – especially for students at the earlier stages of reading development – that I am grossly unfamiliar with.  184 more words