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Letter Explorations that Transfer to Reading and Writing

Involving children in letter explorations helps them learn about the alphabetic system. Such explorations should occur alongside the regular reading and writing activities of the classroom. Letter explorations assist children in: understanding the...  Read more

View This Resource in Action!

Did you know that you can sometimes see photos of Teachific resources in action in real classrooms? Click on a resource and sometimes see the 'View This Resources in Action'. For example see...  Read more

7 Powerful Ways to Use Personal Word Walls Years 3-7

There's an amazing tool that enables your Yrs 3-7 students learn how to spell the words they most frequently use in their writing and understand how words work. It's cheap, it's simple, and...  Read more

Irresistible Reading Quotes

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables "Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can...  Read more

What are Quick Writes?

Quick Writes are my most favourite writing tool, writing strategy and writing buzz! And I haven’t yet had a student across Years 3-6, across the world, who hasn’t agreed with me. For me ...  Read more

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Make sure your colleagues have the opportunity to know about all the amazing resources on Teachific. Get them to sign up to this newsletter at the bottom of the Home Page. Every week...  Read more

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Did you know that you can sometimes find books that are related to our Teachific resources? Go to the 'Related Books' section if it appears under the product description. Click on the image...  Read more

How to Teach Students to Fix Their Reading When Meaning is Lost

What strategies can we teach our readers to enable them to fix up their reading when meaning is lost? When meaning is lost and children need to know what to do to continue...  Read more

The Teachific Blog is Now Open!

Our Blog page is now open! Go to it to find useful articles and links to more Teachific resources. See a recent blog on 'How to Develop Knowledge of Letters and Letter Names'.  Read more

How to Fill Your Classroom with Texts that Support Young Readers to be Successful

A most significant role for teachers in fostering childen's reading development is the provision of a broad range of supportive texts which allow children to read independently and build up a solid history...  Read more

8 Great Ways to Use a Classroom Library

Are you looking for better ways to use your Classroom Library? Learn about eight great ways to achieve this   Each book you Read Aloud to the class (or big books used in Shared...  Read more

How to Develop Knowledge of Letters and Letter Names

Involving young childen in instruction that helps them learn about letters, helps them learn about the alphabetic principle. Instruction should assist children in: Understanding the concept of letters. Learning letter names and knowking...  Read more

How to Develop Vocabulary to Support Comprehension

When students are taught vocabulary in a thorough fashion, their comprehension of what they read improves. Your students develop knowledge of vocabulary through extensive reading of text that is rich in new words....  Read more

How to Support Fluency Development for Strong Comprehension

Luke and Freebody (1997) refer to readers as 'code breakers, meaning makers, text users and text critics', and all of these need to be considered when thinking of comprehension instruction. Improving comprehension is...  Read more

Teachific Tips: Search Site Using 'Filter by Name' Function

New feature on the Teachific site! We've listened to your feedback, and we now have a new search feature on the site.  You can now type in key words in the 'Filter by...  Read more

Teachific Tips: Pay Yearly

New feature on the Teachific site! We've listened to your feedback, and you now have the ability to pay a yearly subscription as well as the usual monthly option! The Teachific resources page  Read more

Teachific Tips: 'My Dashboard' Function

Teachific site tips! Did you know that all the resources you download on the Teachific site are kept in My Dashboard which is accessed in the top right hand corner of the homepage!...  Read more

A New Toolkit for Conferring With Your Young Readers

Yay! They’re here! Our Reading Conference Toolkits have arrived. We’ve put together a toolkit of everything you need to run successful Reading Conferences with your students. One for each year level. The ready...  Read more

A Nifty Planner for Your Literacy Block

Yay! It's here! Our Gradual Release Planner has arrived. We’ve put together a planner with everything you need to run a successful Literacy Block with your students. See Candace (below) explain how it...  Read more

How to Create a Classroom Library

Yay! At last it's here and completely FREE! The definitive checklist for developing a stunning classroom library. Are you looking to improve your students' reading achievement? Do you wonder whether you are being...  Read more

New Mini-Lesson Flip Charts for Teaching Reading Routines

Establish your Reading Workshop (Years K-7) with strong routines and expectations to build foundations for reader engagement and growth. Each mini lesson flip chart pack contains: 14 Reading Workshop routines and expectations mini...  Read more

How to Teach High-Frequency Words for Reading and Writing

We learn to how to write high-frequency words by writing and we learn to read high-frequency words by reading. In this blog post, Diane Snowball, co-author of Spelling K-8: Planning and Teaching, helps...  Read more

How to Teach Comprehension

What is Comprehension? Comprehension is 'intentional thinking during which meaning is constructed through interactions between text and reader.' (Harris & Hodges,1995) It is personal. It is active thinking.   What comprehension strategies do good...  Read more

How to Support Powerful Reading Responses

What are Reading Response Journals? Reading Response Journals are books in which students write, draw, detail, describe, explore, organize, ponder, problem solve, record and share their thinking in response to texts heard, read...  Read more

How to Help Readers Talk About Texts to Develop Comprehension

'Time for students to talk about their reading and writing is perhaps one of the most underused, yet easy-to-implement, elements of instruction.' Allington & Gabriel Our students must be involved in analytical interactions...  Read more