Oz Lit Teacher Blog

1 Must-Use Strategy To Improve Oral Language In Your Classroom Feb 18, 2024

Many things have changed in the world of literacy instruction over the years, research has developed, new teaching approaches have emerged and some...

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Why Writing Histories Are Important Feb 04, 2024

Every writer has a 'writing history'.

This history is made up of all the positive and negative writing-related experiences we’ve had in our...

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6+1 of my top reads for kids for 2023 Dec 10, 2023

In my last blog, I highlighted my top 6(ish) favourite adult reads for 2023. (Click here to read that post). Today I’m highlighting 6 of...

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My Top 6 Adult Reads For 2023 Nov 26, 2023

 I often joke that I don’t read many books written for adults because I’m not mature enough to understand them, but here I am...

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Why I Don't Model Lessons For Teachers Nov 12, 2023

My husband and I recently commenced Operation Work-Off-The-Croissants.

Historically, these types of operations were running-based, but due to...

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The Problem With Mentor Texts Oct 29, 2023

 

Mentor texts are pieces of writing you can hold up as good in-practice examples for students.

They enable you to ‘show’ your...

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What Is Dyslexia? A Guide For Educators (Part 2) Oct 15, 2023

In my last blog, I shared some of the latest information available to teachers about dyslexia. (Click here to read the previous blog).

Dyslexia is...

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What Is Dyslexia? A Guide For Educators (Part 1) Oct 01, 2023

This post is dedicated to spreading the word about dyslexia.  

There’s been a lot of progress made in this field since I was at...

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5 Steps To Improving Your School's NAPLAN Writing Data Aug 11, 2023

The NAPLAN data is out and ‘paralysis-by-item-analysis’ has begun.

I remember the days of looking at item analysis spreadsheets with...

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The Critical Key To Improving Student Writing Data Jul 30, 2023

It’s NAPLAN results time.

The time when teachers and leadership teams want to know how to improve their student data in the most efficient...

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