Sunday, April 13, 2014

Literacy Update 11 April 2014 - Financial Literacy Focus

Kia ora tātou,

The MAGICAL autumn weather continues as the end of term approaches. I sure hope it continues through next week and into the holidays. 

This week we are focusing on the Financial Literacy Resources
“Financial literacy is defined as the ability to make informed judgments and effective decisions on the use and management of money. Being financially literate gives students choices, helps to protect them from unexpected events, and enables them to have a voice as consumers and citizens.”
Financial capability allows teachers to explore a theme across all curriculum areas. This updated section on NZC Online provides ideas for key competency and values as well as downloadable teaching ideas.

In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the 
Anne’s Latest Literacy Links and Look ups…
  • Ten Things Good Writers Do by Tim Shanahan written as a blog post requested by high school students. Full of wonderful tips for writing, this is well worth reading and sharing.  "...good writing is bad writing that has been rewritten." 
  • Please take time this week to check out this amazing resource; Kid’s speak progressions - primary.  Huge thanks to Mary-Anne Murphy and the team who have worked tirelessly to create and share this resource for all to use, and adapt to suit their needs.  
  • Over on the Secondary Literacy mailing list Mikhal Stone, a science facilitator working at Team Solutions, shared a strategy called Talking to the Text. It is about making more concrete those things that good readers do. You can read his post or watch a short clip of talking to the text in action.


NZLA - the 37th New Zealand Literacy Association Conference. Register now.
CLESOL - the 14th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL. Register now. 

Ngā mihi nui

Anne Kenneally
Literacy Online Facilitator
CORE Education

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