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Fun literacy game!

I played this “Multiple Meaning Word Finder” game recently with my Grade Two students and they loved it! It is a jeopordy-style activity and focuses on thinking of words that have multiple meanings (eg. can, bark, coat).   Choose to play a one-player…

Guided Reading

Guided Reading is an important part of the Early Years classroom in primary schools across Australia. For those of you unfamiliar with Guided Reading, it involves the teacher working with a small group of students (around 4 or 5 is…

Reading at home

Reading at home is an important part of students’ reading development. In the Early Years, students are expected to read at home most nights from the take home readers supplied by school. While all schools and classrooms have their own routine,…

Reading Day

Yesterday my teaching partner and I Kathleen McGeady held a special “Reading Day” for our Grade 2 students. The idea originally came from Mr Salsich’s class in Conneticut. We were keen to have a ‘fun’ last week before the holidays and we felt…

Welcome to my blog!

In this gloabal world, where technology breaks down the time, distance and geographical barriers, I have decided to start this blog to share my ideas, thoughts, resources and strategies in the area of Literacy in the Early Years classroom. I also hope…