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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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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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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 ...

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Literacy coaching - reading comprehension

This teacher resource describes a successful evidence-based strategy developed by Darlington Primary School in South Australia to improve the reading comprehension of students from Reception (Foundation) to year 7. The central focus of the strategy was a literacy coach supporting teachers' explicit instruction of higher-order ...

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Literacy and Numeracy Pilot in low SES school communities

This teacher resource describes a pilot implemented in 76 public schools in Victoria, including primary, P-12, and secondary schools in two rural and regional and two metropolitan clusters. The pilot aimed to improve the literacy and numeracy of students in low socioeconomic status communities. This included new arrivals, ...

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Making the links: literacy across learning areas in secondary school settings

This teacher resource describes a collaborative learning strategy sponsored by the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia to improve the ways literacy across the curriculum is perceived and taught. The strategy was implemented in up to nine schools and involved six mentor teachers, 70 teachers and 600 students. ...

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Improving my practice

A pre-service teacher at Darwin High School works intensively with her supervisor to improve her teaching practice in her major subject – Music. In a senior school classroom she learns to cater for students who are learning at different music levels, teaching between two to four different sets of curriculum content during ...

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Music theory

In a composite music class at Darwin High School, a pre-service teacher is required to effectively teach two music classes. With one group studying at level 3 and 4 she explains and sets a learning task building on previously studied music theory. With students at level 5, she sets an independent group-learning task. In ...

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Differentiated music curriculum

A pre-service teacher at Darwin High School works with music students who are operating at levels 3, 4 and 5 and are also grouped according to their interests. Even with the support of an experienced teacher supervisor, she must plan and deliver a coherent lesson that meets her students' needs and interests. One of her ...