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Writers Camp 2015 is underway!

Our annual “Writers in the Environment Camp” for year 6 writers is into its 25th year and our 2015 students are in camp and busy exercising their creative juices already. 150 more words


Nature Book List: September (Fall and the Autumn Equinox)

Happy September! At the beginning of each month I will put together a book list related to learning about nature that will be influenced by the season and natural wonders that occur during that month. 219 more words

Who Reads Short Books in Easy English?

Last week I sent my eighty-eight-year-old mother The Good Friends Series and The Old House Series. I wanted to show her what Arleen and I had been up to, and I thought the books might appeal. 168 more words

Like A Book To Water

I could put limpets on your eyes
to show you an ocean
that only the sky can pursue

I could instil the gills you need… 49 more words


Back At School!

It is 1st of September! For most of the students, this month is a pure nightmare. New subjects, new classmates, new teachers and new things to learn and discover. 284 more words

Literacy as a set of social practices

Hmm… now, doesn’t that sound odd?  Literacy, by definition, is basically being able to read and write.  I always thought of reading and writing as individual practices, but in David Burton and Mary Hamilton’s Situated Literacies, they delve into the idea that literacy is a set of social practices. 377 more words

David Burton

Committing to universal education during Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month

Basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace. Over the years, we’ve helped make significant progress towards helping achieve the United Nationals Millennium Development Goals, especially within the basic education and literacy area of focus. 401 more words