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Archive for 2022

Whole Part Whole Model (video)

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 at 7:46 am

In this week’s Q & A video, Angela discusses the ‘Whole Part Whole’ Model.

Many schools adopt a ‘whole-part-whole’ approach for classroom literacy instruction. Not only does this support the gradual release of responsibility model, but it also provides a clear framework for focused teaching episodes.

When adopted by schools, this framework ensures a consistent whole-school approach is embedded across all year levels. Whole class explicit teaching, …

Correcting Every Mistake in Students’ Writing

Wednesday, 1 June 2022 at 10:02 am

In response to a recent question, Angela discusses the issue of ‘Correcting every mistake in students’ writing’.

In this short video, Angela considers the yield of this practice and discusses some of the issues teachers should consider.

The Reading Wars:
Time for a Truce?

Tuesday, 24 May 2022 at 9:29 am

For decades, if not centuries, academics, educators, politicians, and more recently, the public, have weighed in on the issue of how reading should be taught. Fuelled by the best of intentions, the virtues, and shortcomings of a phonic-centred, or phonological approach and a balanced literacy approach have been contested. Though the debate remains somewhat constant, erupting periodically and then simmering over time, it has re-ignited, …

Quick Writes – Q&A Tips

Tuesday, 3 May 2022 at 7:51 am

In response to a recent question, Angela Ehmer discusses Quick Writes. These short writing episodes, also referred to as demand, lightning or timed writes usually occur daily.

In this short video, Angela provides some tips for improving the implementation of quick writes in the classroom.