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Creative Writing – Help The Younger Child

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Creative Writing Help The Younger Child Children need a stimulus to help them with creative writing. How often do parents hear “I don’t know what to write”? A short story from this site, the school library or your public library can help. Using the internet to research a topic, such as an animal, has its […]

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“Close Reading And Other Purposes”, Literacy

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Close Reading And Other Purposes Three Levels Of Reading Difficulty In the classroom, both primary and early to middle secondary school, these are: texts for pleasure, texts with enhancements, such as pictures, at a middle tier of difficulty, and texts for close reading. All of these levels should be provided to the same child or group […]

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Oxford Word Lists In Australian Classrooms, Discussion

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Oxford Word Lists in Our Classrooms Discussion What Are The Oxford Word Lists? These lists are the outcome of research commissioned by the Oxford University Press since 2007. The research was carried out in two stages and appears to be ongoing and subject to revision. What Is Oxford University Press? When I speak with parents […]

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“How To Teach Hand-Printing”, Literacy In Primary School

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How To Teach Hand-Printing To browse lesson packages click the blue button. How to Teach Hand-Printing gives parents and others step by step instructions. I use the term hand-printing to distinguish it from writing in script from Grade 4. This applies to children in Prep to Grade 4. However, many children persist in printing beyond […]

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“The Debate About Cursive Script”, Literacy In Schools

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The Debate About Cursive Script To browse lesson packages click the blue button. Cursive script is considered a waste of teaching time in some education circles. Associate Professor Dr Misty Adoniou said in early 2015 in The Conversation, available on line “The research doesn’t find any benefits for cursive writing.” https://theconversation.com/profiles/misty-adoniou-107235 She added the following, “Cursive […]

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“Handwriting Is An Intellectual Activity”, Literacy

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Handwriting Is An Intellectual Activity. To browse lesson packages click the blue button. Why Handwriting Is Important More areas of our brain are used to print using a pencil than to type on a keyboard. And more areas of the brain are used to write in script than to hand-print. There have always been children […]

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