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The Leveled Library; When Is It Time to Remove the Scaffold?

The Leveled Library; When Is It Time to Remove the Scaffold? | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
When I was a 5th grade teacher, I was told to level my library, or at least a part of it.  When I asked why, I was told that it needed to be done so that students could find the right fit books.  Yet, in our classroom, this was already happening.
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Levels are a tool, not a rule! Levelling can be incredibly useful, but over-reliance can limit children's choice.

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How do you get girls to school in the least educated country on Earth?

How do you get girls to school in the least educated country on Earth? | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
Niger is last among 187 countries in the UN’s education index, but getting girls into school affects many other areas of development. What can be done?
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Infographic: Frequency and enjoyment of writing and reading

The National Literacy Trust (UK) annual literacy survey asks eight- to 18-year-olds about writing frequency and their enjoyment of writing. Here are some of the results.
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How do English phrases travel from country to country?

How do English phrases travel from country to country? | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
All living languages change – but how? David Crystal explores how English phrases travel from country to country, across different languages
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Sesame Street: The Importance of Early Childhood Education

Young children are sponges for learning. From birth to age five, they're making giant developmental strides, more than at any other time in life. In thi
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Study suggests early learning in native language can help English skills | PsyPost

Study suggests early learning in native language can help English skills | PsyPost | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
Most U.S. school teachers instruct only in English; yet, the number of students from homes where a non-English language is spoken is expected to double by the
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NAPLAN results raise eyebrows

NAPLAN results raise eyebrows | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
The NAPLAN results have revealed some surprises when it comes to how students are performing in literacy and numeracy.
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Online literacy challenge excites students

Online literacy challenge excites students | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
One organisation is about to launch a national competition aimed at improving students’ literacy outcomes.
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Five storytelling techniques to support literacy in the classroom

Five storytelling techniques to support literacy in the classroom | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
Storytelling in the classroom can be a powerful way to support literacy.
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Literacy Coaches: Three Ideas for Next Year’s Goals

Literacy Coaches: Three Ideas for Next Year’s Goals | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
Are you a literacy coach? Here are three ideas to try next year.
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The timing is a little off, as US schools are planning for their new year right now. But these are great insights! It's so interesting to see the interest in providing student-centered learning growing and spreading.

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Teaching methods: Phonics FAQs

A recent study explored the benefits of synthetic phonics programs. Here, Dr Jennifer Buckingham addresses seven frequent asked questions about the teaching method.
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New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development : The Booklist Reader

New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development : The Booklist Reader | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development : The Booklist Reader https://t.co/qGpUNXGPUr
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The Research Files Episode 19: Reading for pleasure

Teacher speaks to Professor Rosemary Johnston about the findings of the Kids & Family Reading Report Australia, and the implications for educators and school leaders.
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12 Common Reasons Students Don’t Read & What You Can Do About It -

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12 Common Reasons Students Don’t Read & What You Can Do About It @teachthought https://t.co/Ihp2TvJmIZ https://t.co/OQeEfAigaf
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The five most effective ways to teach spelling

The five most effective ways to teach spelling | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
Teach spelling by breaking down rules and using activities that take a physical approach, says one primary teacher and literacy specialist
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How to bond with your child through reading

How to bond with your child through reading | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
Particularly interesting is recent work on the benefits of reading for pleasure. For primary school-aged children in this country – and their parents – reading is often associated with assessment, reading levels and literacy targets: reading is at risk of becoming an evaluated outcomes based product.

We forget that for as long as human beings have been able to talk, grown-ups have been telling children stories: they have done this for fun, of course, but also to teach things that are much more important and subtle than the content of the national curriculum.
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How to teach literacy so no child is left behind

How to teach literacy so no child is left behind | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
We need a clear plan in place to ensure that no child falls through the net. Such a plan needs to be both effective and cost-effective.
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Visual Literacy

What is visual literacy? This video created using PowToon explains and explores the concept of visual literacy and how it is an important aspect in literac
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'Reading Wars' reignited

'Reading Wars' reignited | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
The 'reading wars' have been reignited by claims that primary school teachers are still not teaching students how to read and write properly.
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What Doesn't Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

What Doesn't Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
Literacy strategies that waste instructional time include looking up words on lists, prizes for reading, weekly spelling tests, unsupported independent reading, and denial of recess.
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Literacy and numeracy lesson starters - e-Learning Feeds

Literacy and numeracy lesson starters - e-Learning Feeds | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
Getting the start of a lesson right is such an important thing. If you don’t switch the students on right away then you can lose them pretty quickly.
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The Leveled Library; When Is It Time to Remove the Scaffold?

The Leveled Library; When Is It Time to Remove the Scaffold? | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
When I was a 5th grade teacher, I was told to level my library, or at least a part of it.  When I asked why, I was told that it needed to be done so that students could find the right fit books.  Yet, in our classroom, this was already happening.
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Levels are a tool, not a rule! Levelling can be incredibly useful, but over-reliance can limit children's choice.

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Potential Power of Blogging for Pedagogy | 21st Century Learning and Teaching

Potential Power of Blogging for Pedagogy | 21st Century Learning and Teaching | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
I believe in the potential power of blogging. I believe it can be harnessed to be a powerful pedagogical tool in the 21st Century.
4 Benefits of Integrating Blogging into Pedagogy
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Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English-Language Learners

Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English-Language Learners | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from his book with fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, blogger Larry Ferlazzo looks at a few basic ways to reach students who are learning English as well as the subject at hand.
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Six-year-olds need delight, not drilling – this grammar regime is a farce | Angela Moore

Six-year-olds need delight, not drilling – this grammar regime is a farce | Angela Moore | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
As a teacher I’m glad the spelling, punctuation and grammar test had to be scrapped this year. We need to stop colluding with this damaging system
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Literacy Leaders Can Be Found in All Subjects

Literacy Leaders Can Be Found in All Subjects | Literacy in Schools | Scoop.it
One advantage of the Common Core State Standards is that they give all teachers—not just English teachers—the opportunity to become literacy leaders in their schools.
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