Onsite Consulting - Personalised School Growth
We provide ongoing, onsite professional learning for teachers and leaders in Department for Education and Child Development, Catholic Education and Independent schools in South Australia. Your master consultant tailors the work to your school's needs, providing 1:1 coaching, planning days or administrative PD days. Of course, all this leads to powerful changes in teaching and learning at your school.
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'Word Work in Action' Feedback
A Teacher's key insights: "Where do I start? I always find these sessions engaging, informative (and entertaining!) This session particularly linked to a focus I have in my class, about vocabulary and word work, and I felt it could have been specifically talking about my class! Both presenters always talk about relevant 'in action' activities/approaches for 'real' classes.
Her translation to action: Some of the strategies discussed fit exactly what my students are needing, so I'll be trying some of these over the next 2 weeks. This has also given me some thinking points that I'll be reflecting on in my planning for literacy over the next month . . . it's been so valuable."
How to Create a Classroom Library
• Are you looking to improve your students' reading achievement?
• Do you wonder whether you are being effective for all students?
• Classroom Libraries are a great way to start achieving this easily!
See our FREE Classroom Library checklist here:
What is the Gradual Release Approach?
Candace at Kaurna Plains School in Adelaide explains how the Gradual Release approach works in her literacy block, and how it is changing engagement and results significantly.
See a 'Gradual Release' planner you can use here.
Developing the Reading Workshop
Two teachers (Sean and Chris) at Coromandel Valley Primary School describe how they have completely changed the structure of their Reading lessons to work within an inquiry model. The new model has all the elements of a Reading Workshop: 1. TO: Mini Lesson - Using a Read Aloud to model a strategy (Good readers use text to visualise characters & setting and to infer) 2. WITH: Shared Reading - Guided practice of the strategy using enlarged text for all to see (teacher and children do it together) 3. BY: Independent Reading - Independent practice of the visualisation strategy (the children practise the strategy in their own books) 4. SHARE: Turn and Talk - Discuss with an elbow partner how you used the visualisation strategy or other strategies in your own book
'At Your Fingertips' Resources
Allow curious learners to imagine, see patterns and leap to new understandings. Thousands of innovative literacy resources have been created by literary expert and teacher, Sharon Callen. "At Teachific, our mission is to inspire and support you with engaging, interactive resources, grounded in academic research, and 30 years of classroom experience."
Go to Teachific Literacy here