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Conferring with Readers: Assessment Rubrics

Conferring with students is a unique and significant opportunity to learn about what a student is doing as a reader/writer as we engage with them side by side during the Reading Conference. This...  Read more

Conferring With Reader Prompts

Conferring With Reader Prompts Find out what your readers know about the act of reading with these 5 really good questions/prompts. Have them handy when you confer with each student individually, or during...  Read more

I Can't Said the Ant

I Can't Said the Ant by Polly Cameron, 1961 (old as me) and a favourite, is a perfect poem for writing innovation. We’ve been talking a lot about poetry in podcasts and this...  Read more

The Motivation to Read Profile - Survey for Students

Designing effective and engaging instruction means considering the motivational needs of students. The Motivation to Read Profile: Survey for Students is a tool that supports teachers in creating motivating classroom contexts for literacy....  Read more

Teaching Poetry: Mini Lessons

This resource, Teaching Poetry: Mini Lessons presents a range of Mini Lesson ideas K-6 to transform your teaching of poetry: from hearing it, to exploring it, to collecting it, to enjoying it, to...  Read more

Standardised Tests - Preparing Students

Included in this resource pack 'Standardised Testing - Preparing Students' is: NAPLAN/PatR reading tips for helping students do their best on multiple choice questions NAPLAN/PatR reading top 10 suggestions for embedding test-taking skills...  Read more

Question Answer Response - Resource Sheets

Included in this resource 'Question Answer Response - Resource Sheets' are:  4 Question Types Right There Questions Think and Search Questions Author and You Questions On My Own Question These tips/prompts are featured...  Read more

Reading Comprehension Prompts: Flip Chart Yrs 3-4 and Yrs 5-6

Reading Comprehension Prompts: Finding Specific Information in Texts, Yrs 3-4 and Yrs 5-6 This flip chart resource has a focus on 'Good Readers Find Specific Information in Texts.' It can be enlarged to...  Read more

The Teacher's Toolkit for Literacy

The Teacher’s Tool Kit For Literacy is the free podcast for motivated teachers and school leaders who want the latest tips, tricks and tools to inspire their students and school community in literacy...  Read more

New Writer's Workshop Planning Packs!

The Writer's Workshop Unit Planning Pack is everything you need for effective, high impact planning in writing. Download a pack for each year level from Foundation to Year 6. Each pack includes: Notes...  Read more

Help your kids thrive on Maths at home!

Dear Principal, AP, Numeracy Coordinator, Lead Teacher (Numeracy), My name is Rob Vingerhoets and I’ve been a Maths Consultant for over 15 years and have worked in many of your schools. To assist...  Read more

Reading Calendars

Over the years I have tried many ways for my Year 3-6 students to keep a record of their reading, but the most empowering and engaging format I have developed is the Reading...  Read more

Triple Treat online!

We are very excited to announce that the innovative Triple Treat trios of books are now available online. It is so wonderful that teachers in Pre-school or Foundation can now share all these...  Read more

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

Links to Amazon!

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