Literacy Learning: The Middle Years

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 1, February

Comprehension Activities for the Middle Years of Schooling: Teaching and Learning to Comprehend Texts across the Curriculum
Introduction This article is a summary of some useful strategies for teaching comprehension across the middle years of schooling. Teaching reading comprehension is an important feature of any balanced literacy program. Children need to understand...
Curriculum Literacies: Linguistic Design in Everyday Science Texts
Primary Connections: Linking science with literacy The Australian Academy of Science's Primary Connections Project was developed out of recommendations by the Commonwealth's Discipline review of teacher education in mathematics and science (Department...
Down and Dirty with Grammar
Preamble: Before we start ... Read the primary student's work that follows. While there are lots of positives about the piece, try to decide what follow-up would be required to help the student write more effectively. FROGS Frogs jump and...
From the Editors of Literacy Learning: The Middle Years
This issue of Literacy Learning: the Middle Years is the first for 2009 and heralds a new colour for the cover and further reading about literacy learning in the middle years of schooling. This journal offers its readers, including teachers, pre-service...
Interactive Whiteboards, Productive Pedagogies and Literacy Teaching
Introduction The classroom use of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) at Richardson Primary School (ACT) has produced improvements in students' literacy. These improved outcomes have been evidenced through anecdotal observations of parents and teachers,...
Literacies across the Curriculum
This issue of Literacy Learning: the Middle Years builds on understandings that all teachers are teachers of literacies, regardless of their subject, content or discipline areas. Being literate is much more than knowing how to read and write in a standardised,...
Literacy Learning across the Curriculum: Flagstones and Frogs in Action
Introduction The Flagstone Schooling for the Future Initiative began as a collaboration between the students and staff of Flagstone Creek State School, a small rural primary school in the Lockyer Valley (east of Toowoomba and west of Brisbane) with...
National Reading Day Activities, 2007
These activities are part of a set that was originally commissioned for National Reading Day 2007. We thank Wendy Bean who prepared these activities. TruckDogs: A novel in four bites TruckDogs: A novel in four bites was published by the Penguin...
Year 10 Students Reflecting on the Classics
I love reading and words. I read anything almost anywhere. Yet many of my students do not read regularly and do not enjoy using words in interesting ways, except verbally in an informal setting. That may be fine--until major external assessments such...
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