Decodable Texts- Yay or Nay?

Should you use decodable texts in the reading classroom? Are all decodable texts useful? Will they automatically improve reading? Which ‘side’ are you on? Are ‘sides’ even helpful? I’ve been …

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NAPLAN vs the 6+1 Writing Traits

“Will teaching my students about the traits improve their NAPLAN writing score?” It’s fast approaching NAPLAN season here in Australia, so the mad rush of ‘test prep’, ‘NAPLAN sprints’ and …

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How to structure reading conferences

In my recent blog post on effective writing conferences, I discussed the idea of stripping these now complex meetings back to their original roots. The most effective conferences (be they …

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The original Writing Traits Masterclass Series course opens on July 1st!

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