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How to Help Your Child Become a Better Writer

Suggestions for Parents from the National Council of Teachers of English, 1980

Things to Do at Home

  1. Build a climate of words at home. Go places and see things with your child, then talk about what has been seen, heard, smelled, tasted, touched.
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On ICT Literacy in Australia (National Assessment Program)

Australia has an information and communication technology literacy assessment. Started in 2005 (run again in 2008 and 2011), the assessment looks at a student’s capabilities in Year 6 and Year 10 (approx age 12 and 16). 719 more words

A super week for 1MH

1MH has had a super week of learning! We’ve been very busy and here us a little update of what we’ve been up to!

In Literacy we have been continuing to learn the story of The Little Red Hen. 411 more words


Who tests the testers?

A recurring theme on this blog has been the inappropriateness of, and the difficulty faced by children sitting, large-scale external exams which require an immediate response to a stimulus that may have little relevance or interest to them. 337 more words


Photos from yesterday!! :)

Dancing, playing, predicting, questioning, helping, laughing, reading, discovering, wondering, sorting, adding, subtracting, listening, singing, ….. These things and more occur in our classroom every single day. 33 more words