SSP Sound Clouds

SSP Sound Clouds have been ordered and are on their way for Rooms 9, 13, and 14 following discussions in regard to particular needs of students in these classes. Video attached to show how these can be used.

If other teachers think they could also use Sound Clouds, let leadership know of your interest and commitment to incorporate in your English program.

Kids News

This looks like a great opportunity to introduce and discuss current affairs and news stories of interest to students.
Each article is rated as either easy (green), intermediate (orange), or complex (red). Includes:
Headline, images, text and video
An audio file (using SoundCloud) so students can listen to the text as they read
Glossary of terms and words that students may be unfamiliar with.
Comment box for the students to interact with the editor about the stories.

Explicit Teaching of Reading Comprehension Examples from across the school

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Lisa uses these book marks, rather than sticky notes, during Guided Reading sessions. Students look for interesting facts, vocabulary, and connections to then discuss with the group/ teacher.

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Here is an example of how Tania explicitly teaches reading comprehension strategies through her Guided Reading groups. A clear purpose and explanation is given to students about why they need to learn and practice these strategies to become good readers.

Here are some student products as a result: (click on the image for detail)



PAT- R Retrieving Directly Stated Information

Whilst developing research skills with Year 5/6 students we have unpacked the description for each band in the Retrieving Directly Stated Information strand of the PAT-R and have identified one goal for each student. These goals would be suitable for students from years 3-7 depending on which band matched their Zone of Proximal Development. Refer to the student’s scale score.
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