Andy Griffiths is a prolific Australian author with over 30 children’s titles published. He is best known for his Treehouse series, The Day My Bum Went Psycho and the JUST! books. A passionate advocate for literacy and an ambassador for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and The Pyjama Foundation, Andy has written children’s books for over […]
Highlights of presentation from Oakhurst Community Primary School, Swindon talking about using the READ IT – Home Reading journals at their school.
Jake Uwland writes about developing critical readers from a young age Each and every day people are engaging with newspapers, magazines, books, Facebook, Twitter and endless other types of media and social media. In doing this, most people are actively engaged as critical readers but do they actually know or understand what it means to be a […]
Education Spotlight: Cool Australia – teaching sustainability on an educational site Cool Australia is dedicated to educational leadership in ‘educating for a sustainable future’. The site is in line with Australian curriculum requirements and includes curriculum resources for teachers and learning activities and a digital toolbox for students. For Teachers Teachers can access an amazing […]
Participate: act as one of the characters in the story you are reading.
Education Spotlight Ollie’s World: Interactive Sustainability Ollie’s World is a child-friendly site that tackles issues relating to sustainability and the environment. The site has two sections: adult and kids. The adult section contains information for teachers and an online shop. The kid’s section is packed with the fun stuff and covers Ollie’s four R’s of […]
Approximately ten years ago we were asked to mentor a group of creative writing primary students in Sydney. As the course progressed two things about the group I was convening stood out: · Their keen interest in creating “old school” print mediums · The technology they used to create printed mediums The group used pen […]
There is a huge range of online reading apps on the market targeted at pre-kinder to high school. Some are free, and others can usually be bought for a reasonable price. Reading apps offer an interactive self-paced learning environment that is age appropriate online reading for kids. This means they have appropriate content and will cater […]
DO YOU READ TO YOUR BABY? How Reading to Baby can assist early childhood reading It has been proven that social interactions, including talking, touching and playing are important for a baby’s early development. Reading aloud to your baby is an easy, enjoyable activity that you can continue to share for years to come, but […]
Start an Enjoyable Habit: 5 Tips for Getting Your Primary School Child to Read Every child is different. Some think reading is fun, and others need some encouragement. Very few hate reading unless they are forced to read texts that are either too hard or too boring. When a book is too hard for a […]