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Creating the Calming Classroom

So, it has been a while. Between crazy yearbook deadlines, teaching, family, and M.Ed. classes, this was a clear place to save time. Honestly, time is still at  premium because I don’t know how to take a break. 785 more words


Working through planning "Context Days" for novel introduction: a stream of consciousness

Reading can be fun… if you know what the hell is going on.

One way I was very critical of my practices last year was not giving my students sufficient context before getting into a piece of literature. 1,242 more words

‘Close reading, codes and interpretation’ – booking open and line-up confirmed

ooking to our one-day symposium on ‘Close reading, codes and interpretation’, hosted by the Language & Communication is now open.

Book here.

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Close reading, codes and interpretation: Speakers and room confirmed

Our Language & Communication research cluster warmly invites you the one-day symposium on ‘Close reading, codes and interpretation’. Room number and speakers have now been confirmed… 222 more words

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Symposium on Close Reading in Education: 13th June 2017

The Language and Communication Research Cluster is pleased to announce its upcoming whole-day symposium on Close reading, codes and interpretation.

In some reckonings, ‘close reading’ is now around 90 years old, having been inaugurated in I. 162 more words

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ANZAC Day 2017

Two books which it seemed appropriate to save for this year’s commemoration – both of them not to be missed. Kokoda: Younger Readers edition – Peter FitzSimons OCT 25, 2016 | 9780734417435 | RRP $14.99 Hachette Australia Imprint: Lothian Children’s Books Journalist Peter FitzSimons has proven himself as Australia’s top non-fiction writer, consistently leading bestseller lists.

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Australian Education

Q Station, formerly known as the Quarantine Station at North Head, was the perfect setting for the NSW English Teachers’ Association inaugural Writing Teachers Retreat. Formerly a place of infection and despair, the revitalised Former Men’s Smoking Room was our primary writing space for two days at the beginning of these April school holidays.

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