Friday, December 27, 2013

Literacy online update - 11 December 2013

Kia ora tātou,

Week nine and, as promised, this update is focused on opportunities to engage priority learners in continuing their learning over the break! But first let’s take a moment to celebrate a very important birthday! Happy 50th birthday 'Ready to Read'  It’s time to celebrate - the Ready to Read series turned fifty this year! For half a century, Ready to Read books have inspired, delighted, stretched, and supported New Zealand students as they learn to read. There are more details on the Ready To Read Flyer including important changes to text levels.

I have noticed a real increase in my social media stream of ideas for keeping readers reading through the summer holiday break:

Check out some of these:
Literacy Tips and Tricks for parents discussion in the vln has a wealth of ideas to support learners through the break.

Reading Together is a great Home School Partnership support.

Reading at Home from National Library has great ideas.

Kapiti Coast Library Holiday reading support Perhaps we could each add a response with the library holiday programme in our individuals areas to support all learners across NZ.  Let’s see if we can have NZ covered by the end of the school year with links to send home with our learners. 

Dunedin Public Library Summer Reading Programme.  I have also linked my home town programme to get this initiative going.

What are you doing?  How can you use and share these resources?

Blog posts to check out:
How do we develop an agreed methodology for teaching literacy? An interesting Australian based look at literacy instruction.

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students How could you use these questions to enhance your learning journey?
·      What do you think?
·      Why do you think that?
·      How do you know this?
·      Can you tell me more?
·      What questions do you still have?

Other sites to check out:
Readworks is well worthwhile checking out for support for your literacy programme.  It contains a wealth of research and resources.

Survey – A HUGE thank you!
We are delighted with the number of responses to our survey so far but would love your feedback if you have not yet had a chance to complete our Literacy Online Survey.  We really value your feedback; in fact we NEED it, to improve your experience with Literacy Online and the community forums. 

Ngā mihi nui

Anne Kenneally
Literacy Online Facilitator
CORE Education

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