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Reading Bookmark and Before Reading Prompt Card

Wednesday, 20 July 2011 at 8:49 pm

It is vital that students apply before, during and after reading strategies with confidence and independence. As students develop better understandings about what proficient readers do and think, it can be helpful to provide them with supports or scaffolds to prompt for the thinking required.

To assist students to “warm up” for reading, we are happy to provide you with a “Warm Up for reading” …

Signs of illiteracy in the strangest places

Saturday, 27 June 2009 at 7:40 pm

I had a pretty stressful experience on the week-end that kept reminded me of two important things. Here’s what happened …

It was Saturday morning. I had a very important appointment in the city. I parked the car in a multilevel basement car park and walked to the lift. On the way I passed a stairwell to street level, a quicker exit option, but noticed it …

It’s a start!

Tuesday, 5 August 2008 at 10:05 pm

After debating whether to devote time and energy into adding a blog to this site, I have finally decided to do it. Hooray! for David, my web obsessed husband. He has finally managed to drag me into the twenty-first century.

Since it’s always easier to do things when you have a sense of purpose, I have spent much time thinking about what this blog should be …