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Edublog Awards

This blog, Teaching Literacy in the Early Years has been nominated in the 2010 Edublog Awards The blog has been nominated in the following categories: Best New Blog and Best Teacher Blog Click on the links above to vote!  *************…

2010 Edublog Awards – Nominations

The 2010 Edublog Awards are open for nomination. These awards, now in their seventh year, celebrate… …the achievements of edubloggers, twitterers, podcasters, video makers, online communities, wiki hosts and other web based users of educational technology. Here are the awards…

Persuasive Writing

Last week I focussed on persuasive writing (or expositions) with my Grade Two class. As it is the genre for the writing task in NAPLAN (which is national standardised testing we have in Australia)  next year, it is important that my students…

Commonwealth Games Activities

The upcoming Commonwealth Games has certainly been in the news a lot lately! I always like to do lessons and activities with students that revolve around important national and international events so I plan on covering the Commonwealth Games with…

Teaching word families

There are many ways to teach different word families. One week during last termI focussed on “tion” words. I chose this word family as it often misspelled by students and I felt that my Grade Two class would benefit from…

Film Study

For something different in Literacy this week my students completed a film study. We have been studying dinosaurs this term (which has been a big hit!) and we watched the classic children’s film The Land Before Time at the beginning…

Independent Reading

This week I went to a PD presented by Anne Hammond. It was a session designed specifically for Grade 2 and 3 titled “Effective reading teaching and learning in the grade two/three classroom”. One topic that Anne focussed heavily on was…