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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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Leadership and Chinese language: working together

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video showing how a teacher of Chinese language in primary school used ICT to promote parent participation in Chinese language learning as well as engaged students and colleagues. Supported by the Leadership team, she introduced ...

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Rich conversations in mobile settings

A teacher drives a mobile preschool van to a school site, where her colleagues assist in setting up play-based learning opportunities. In this learning environment, the teacher scaffolds mathematics learning as children use coloured tiles to sort, create patterns and begin to match numerals to their collections of objects. ...

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Supporting reading at home

The Head of the Junior School leads and facilitates an information evening for the parents of students enrolled in the school’s kindergarten program. They are initially introduced to how the school teaches reading and language. Parents are then provided with some approaches to assist their child to read at home. The emphasis ...

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New contexts for learning

The teacher of Rona Glynn Preschool acknowledges that previously a number of parents/carers had been uncertain about the school's processes and practices. Welcoming parents/carers into the Bush Preschool with the children has allowed the school and teachers to make these processes and practices transparent. It has also ...

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Two-way communication

A teacher of a composite year 4/5 class is committed to establishing and maintaining effective written communication with the parents/carers of each of her students. She has adopted a strategy at the beginning of the school year where she comments on each student's 'diary sheets' about their daily progress. The parent/carer ...

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Engaging parents/carers

The teacher outlines the importance of engaging for parents/carers in her school and demonstrates how this can be achieved responsively and respectfully. In a formally scheduled parent/carer interview, she reports clearly and accurately about a student’s progress and uses work samples to demonstrate the student’s development ...