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Sharon Callen

Sharon is a literacy consultant in a number of schools in South Australia and Victoria. She works with leadership and teachers to inspire research based change.

Recent posts from Sharon Callen

  • Video Casts FREE for Teachific members

    Posted by Sharon Callen

    Dear all, All our Video Casts and Video Mini Lessons are now FREE as part of your membership.  Those who are not members can still purchase them throgh the SHOP. Access Video Casts and Video Mini Lessons here. Access the SHOP here.   * FREE VIDEO CASTS * - FOR ANY...

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  • Reading Calendars: Growing Your Readers

    Posted by Sharon Callen

    Reading Calendars (Years 2-6) are a simple yet highly effective tool for students to track and showcase their life as a reader over the course of a year. They promote independence and responsibility, supporting all students to be successful. The My Reading Calendar 2022 pack contains new features and tools:...

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  • Conferring with Readers: Assessment Rubrics

    Posted by Sharon Callen

    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 resource, Conferring with Readers: Assessment Rubric, allows you to have a comprehensive eye on the child as...

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  • Conferring With Reader Prompts

    Posted by Sharon Callen

    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 the Reflection/ Share Time. Or glue the sheet into their Reader's Notebook, ready for when you meet...

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  • I Can't Said the Ant

    Posted by Sharon Callen

    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 is one of those poems that has danced along with me through childhood and into adulthood. A...

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