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  • How to Engage Struggling Students in Reading and Writing

    Posted by Sharon Callen

    How to Engage Struggling Students in Reading and Writing Struggling or ‘striving’ readers and writers can be better supported by teachers using a range of strategies to promote higher engagement. On Episode 60 of The Teacher’s Tool Kit for Literacy, literacy expert Sharon Callen talked about the methods for supporting...

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  • Teaching Poetry: Mini Lessons

    Posted by Sharon Callen

    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 creating it. The seven categories of Mini Lessons: Reading & Enjoying Poetry Collecting Poems Reading Like a...

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  • New Writer's Workshop Planning Packs!

    Posted by Sharon Callen

    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 to guide you through each of the 9 steps in the planning process F-6 Australian Curriculum: English...

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  • What are Quick Writes?

    Posted by Sharon Callen

    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 Quick Writes are simply one of the most important tools I can add to my writers’ tool...

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