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04-03-2019 17:53:37 in General by Admin
Hello, If I had a time machine, this is what I’d tell past me about getting started teaching with text types. Hopefully, these hindsight tips will be useful to some of you. Start collecting Find out if your school has a collection of example texts. If not, start one. I’d begin with 10 text types: narrative / chronological report and recount / description / review / non-chronological...

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28-02-2019 19:14:11 in General by Admin
Hello, Reading comprehension is a such an important part of literacy learning, but do standard comprehension questions further learning in the best way possible? Do they help children get ‘under the skin’ of a text and understand its voice and purpose? In my experience, reading comprehension questions all too often fall into two camps – those with a clear learning objective and...

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30-09-2018 00:00:00 in General by Admin
Hello, I'm very excited to be writing this - the first ever Write Example blog post; it's been a long time coming! Thanks for taking a look. Since first being inspired to use modelling texts as a mainstay of my literacy teaching, I've wanted to create a bank of quality texts for schools and families to use - delivering differentiated examples of grammar and punctuation (meeting curriculum require...

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