Oz Lit Teacher Blog

4 Common Misuses of Decodable Texts Apr 28, 2024

I always say that if there's one thing us primary school teachers are good at, it’s taking something and implementing it in ways that were...

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6 Tips For Using Turn And Talk EffectivelyĀ  Mar 24, 2024

A few weeks ago I shared a blog post outlining 6 reasons every teacher should be using Turn and Talk in their literacy classrooms everyday. (Click...

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6 Books To Read for Harmony Day (Guest post) Mar 11, 2024

We have a special guest writer on the blog this week: my very own daughter, Ashleigh Leung!

Ash teaches a year 5 class at a large primary school...

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5 Australian Books To Read For International Womenā€™s Day Feb 25, 2024

We’re only a couple of weeks away from International Women’s Day, so I thought now would be a good time to share some...

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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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