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Books in Homes Primary Programme

This teacher resource is about the Books in Homes Primary Programme, in which students in low socioeconomic status schools with limited access to books at home are provided with nine books of their choice per year. There are ten sections: Summary; Target student group; Method; Measures; Results; Lessons learned; Next steps; ...

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That's a RAP! Using Reading Adventure Packs to improve students' involvement in and attitude to reading at home

This is a teacher resource about the Reading Adventure Packs (RAPs) school-home literacy partnership developed by Orchard Grove Primary School in Victoria and implemented by other schools in Victoria and New South Wales. The resource is organised in nine sections: Summary; Target student group; Method; Results; Lessons ...

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Upskilling Kimberley Aboriginal Teaching Assistants

This teacher resource describes how the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia worked to support its Aboriginal Teaching Assistants (ATAs) to undertake approved study programs to improve their knowledge, skills and competencies so that they could meet the needs of Aboriginal students and their families in the school ...

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A statewide case-management approach to improving literacy and numeracy skills

This teacher resource describes how the Western Australian Department of Education used the case-management strategy in its National Partnership for Literacy and Numeracy project (NPLN) schools. The strategy addressed students' learning needs via differentiated curriculum and raised expectations of student performance. ...

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A comparison of the effectiveness of two strategy tutoring programs for children with persistent spelling difficulties

This teacher resource describes a small-scale research study into the capacity of two strategies of one-on-one tutoring (Look-Say-Cover-Write-Say-Check and Old Way/New Way - Mediational Learning) to help primary school students with persistent difficulties develop effective spelling strategies. It is presented in nine sections: ...

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Collaborative Professional Learning

This teacher resource describes a professional learning strategy established by the Catholic Education Office in Western Australia to bring about continual improvement in teaching and learning in its schools. Organised in nine sections: Summary; Target student group; Method; Results; Next steps; Lessons learned; Research ...

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Seeking different results: the Accelerated Literacy program

This is a teacher resource describing the evidence-based Accelerated Literacy strategy successfully implemented by Mayfield East Public School. The strategy improved the literacy, especially reading skills and levels, of its students and the professional competencies of its teachers. The resource is organised in eight sections: ...

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Improving year 7 literacy performance

This teacher resource describes a successful strategy developed by Seymour P-12 College in Victoria to improve year 7 students' performance in reading beyond the expected maturational increment. This was achieved through changes in timetabling; allocating students to classes based on current reading levels; and reducing ...

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Improving student writing outcomes through teacher induction

This teacher resource describes the induction program for new and beginning teachers at North Lake State College in Queensland and how it supports the college's literacy initiative, particularly in the early and primary years. Organised in nine sections: Summary; Target student group; Method; Results; Lessons learned; Next ...

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Improving reading in a community of schools

This teacher resource describes a highly successful strategy implemented by a network of four schools in Sydney to improve their students' reading in years 3 to 6. The Focus on Reading 3-6 professional learning program resulted in teachers developing and sharing their skills and experiences. There were also positive effects ...

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Getting Ready in Numeracy intervention program

This teacher resource describes a numeracy intervention strategy, Getting Ready in Numeracy (GRIN). Tutors in Victoria worked with small groups to improve numeracy outcomes for students who had been identified as falling behind in mathematics. The resource describes the method used for primary and secondary students and ...

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Successful language learners: whole-school ESL language and literacy practices

This teacher resource describes the Successful Language Learners Whole-school ESL Language and Literacy (SLL) strategy implemented in 11 Sydney metropolitan public and Catholic schools. The strategy met the needs of ESL students, particularly refugee students, newly arrived students with little or no English language skills, ...

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Meeting Initial Needs In Literacy

This teacher resource is about the Meeting Initial Needs In Literacy (MiniLit) program and its trial with 22 Foundation and year 2 students in a NSW regional public school. MiniLit is an intervention program providing instruction to small groups of young children struggling with reading. The resource describes how MiniLit ...

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Tasmanian Department of Education literacy and numeracy strategy: Raising the bar

This teacher resource describes Raising the Bar (RTB), a coordinated literacy and numeracy strategy implemented in Tasmanian Government schools. The resource is organised in nine sections: Summary, Target student group, Method, Results, Lessons learned, Next steps, Research base, Further reading and links, and Contacts. ...

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Leading Numeracy

This teacher resource is about a leadership development professional learning course called Leading Numeracy. The course builds the capacity of school numeracy leaders to work collaboratively with teachers to improve student numeracy outcomes in Victorian schools. The resource describes the objectives and content topics ...

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Consistency in reading assessment in ACT public schools

This teacher resource is about a strategy to improve student performance in reading through the use of benchmarks. The strategy was implemented in the majority of the 68 public early childhood, primary and P-10 schools in the Australian Capital Territory. The resource discusses how and why the benchmarks were developed ...

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Language, learning and literacy in the early years

This teacher resource describes the Language, Learning and Literacy (L3) program implemented in New South Wales public schools to address early disparities in children's language, reading and writing. Organised in nine sections: Summary; Target student group; Method; Results; Next steps; Lessons learned; Research base; ...

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Early Childhood iPad Initiative

This teacher resource is about a strategy called the Early Childhood iPad Initiative implemented in years 1 and 2 in 19 Western Australian primary schools. The strategy aims to integrate iPads into all aspects of the schools' engagement with early years literacy and numeracy. The resource describes the strategy's two-stage ...

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Standing Tall in Literacy and Numeracy

This teacher resource is about a strategy called Standing Tall in Literacy and Numeracy that targets Aboriginal students' transition to the Foundation year and improved achievement in literacy and numeracy throughout the primary years. The strategy was developed by St Joseph's Primary School in Taree, New South Wales. The ...

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Linking school targets to classroom practice

This teacher resource describes a successful whole-school approach by Rosemeadow Public School in New South Wales to enhance the reading and comprehension skills of years 3-6 students. Assessment for learning was used to identify desired results, develop whole-school targets, devise a reading and comprehension rubric, adjust ...