Literacy

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Young people and news media literacy
Young people and news media literacy

Family and teachers are seen to be the most trusted news sources for young people, and often act as a news filter for children and teens, according to new research from Western Sydney University and Queensland University of Technology. In today’s article we speak to the report’s lead author, Dr Tanya Notley.

Evidence-informed literacy strategies to improve primary students' learning
Evidence-informed literacy strategies to improve primary students' learning

Literacy is a core set of skills that can help students overcome social and economic barriers and underpin success in everyday life. Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel share recommendations for the development of good literacy skills among primary students.

My experience as a Learning Specialist
My experience as a Learning Specialist

The introduction of the Learning Specialist role, as part of the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017, has allowed experienced teachers to support colleagues to improve their practice, while still being able to remain in the classroom. In today’s reader submission, Nicole Kelly, a Learning Specialist at Ararat Primary School in Victoria, shares her experience.

Implementing a structured writing program
Implementing a structured writing program

Southbank International School in London introduced a structured writing program in the primary years to improve students’ narrative writing. In today’s article, teacher Stefanie Waterman explains what they learned throughout the process.

Researching Education: Five further readings on early childhood education
Researching Education: Five further readings on early childhood education

This month’s edition of Researching Education: Five further readings explores early childhood education. We’ve gathered five further readings available on this topic, including open access research papers from various online databases, and Teacher archive content you might not have come across yet.

Supporting students with their reading
Supporting students with their reading

A recent study tracked the reading trajectories of children in Grades 1, 2 and 3. Alongside this, the concerns teachers held in relation to their reading, as well as the support they provided, were analysed. Here, the study’s authors discuss the implications of their findings for educators.

Teacher's bookshelf: A post-apocalyptic novel blending life and literature
Teacher's bookshelf: A post-apocalyptic novel blending life and literature

‘[My former students] were proclaiming that “Station Eleven is becoming real!”.’ Here, Ben Tiffen shares how Emily St John Mandel’s post-apocalyptic novel is an opportunity for teachers to choose a study text drawing on students’ recent experiences.

School Improvement Episode 22: Early years literacy and numeracy
School Improvement Episode 22: Early years literacy and numeracy

The Association of Independent Schools New South Wales (AISNSW) has been working with 38 of its schools on a targeted early years program that aims to help students in Kindergarten to Year 2 master key literacy and numeracy skills.

Students' attitudes to school and reading achievement
Students' attitudes to school and reading achievement

Can student voice offer insights into how schools can improve reading achievement? A new Australian study examining the link between secondary students’ attitudes towards school and reading performance has found that experiencing bullying has a strong relationship with how students perform on the NAPLAN reading assessment.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 11: Books and school libraries
Teacher Staffroom Episode 11: Books and school libraries

In this episode of Teacher Staffroom, we look back on the content published on Teacher magazine over the past month, focusing specifically on the articles published on the topic of reading and school libraries.