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Getting Started


with Diane Snowball

Part 1

Part 2



Reading and Viewing (Literacy Toolkit - Dept of Education - Victoria)

The Reading Workshop (Teachific)


Planning for the Literacy Block


Candace, a year 4,5,6 teacher at Kaurna Plains School, describes how Reading, Writing and Word Study are connected using a 'Gradual Release of Responsibility' model, and that this has created real purposes for the students. As a consequence, she has been able to develop high student engagement and greatly improved results. She is also able to make multiple connections across different learning areas. Candace uses a Gradual Release of Responsibility learning design document and Tally Charts, which are available on Teachific:

  • See Tally Charts here
  • See the Gradual Release Planner here: