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  • Conferring with Readers: Assessment Rubrics

    Posted by Phillip 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 Phillip 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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  • The Motivation to Read Profile - Survey for Students

    Posted by Phillip Callen

    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. Students who are engaged have their eyes on what they are doing, are ardently attending to the...

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  • Standardised Tests - Preparing Students

    Posted by Phillip Callen

    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 into the Reading Program NAPLAN/PatR reading prompts to teach readers how to find specific information in texts...

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  • Question Answer Response - Resource Sheets

    Posted by Phillip Callen

    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 on our Teacher's Toolkit for Literacy podcast, episode 23. Enjoy!

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

    Posted by Phillip Callen

    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 A3 and made into a handy chart for easy reference and display to students. Purpose: To support...

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