Bloom’s & Gardner’s Writing Matrix

Bloom’s & Gardner’s Writing Matrix

When we found this Blooms Gardners Writing Matrix it reminded us that we should be using Blooms Taxonomy and Gardners Multiple Intelligences matrix in our classroom, teaching and planning!  If you're looking for a great range of  higher order thinking verbs and effective questions to extend your students' thinking, for your next classroom activity, you'll love our  favourite Gardner's Multiple Intelligences and  Blooms Taxonomy ideas,…
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How To Help Students Who Are Dyslexic

How To Help Students Who Are Dyslexic

Do you have students who are dyslexic or displaying the signs of dyslexia? If you do then you need to know about the Dyslexie Font! Dyslexia is a language-based processing learning disability. It affects both adults and children and causes problems with accuracy & fluency in literacy, particularly difficulties in word recognition, decoding and spelling. These problems can also lead to problems in…
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Over Pronunciation, Syllables & Dyslexia

Over Pronunciation, Syllables & Dyslexia

  Here's a great piece by Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D.dyslexia Expert and Advocate from Edutopia who talks about how syllables & OVER- PRONUNCIATION  can mask morphological boundaries and  hide the meaningful structures of words. She demonstrates this with the misspelling of the word "evry"... How many times have you seen the word every misspelled as "evry"? What did you do to remedy the situation? I bet you…
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Reading Strategies

Reading Strategies

Guided Reading instruction is an effective strategy but only if you provide relevant support, books & Activities to meet your students needs. In fact without the correct scaffolds in pace guided reading can fail to assist students to develop & extend their reading ability... Maria Walther  a 1st Grade Teacher, Author, and Literacy Consultant (www.mariawalther.com) from Aurora wrote a very useful article for…
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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

6 Creative Apps For Creative Writing -By Monica Burns -www.ClassTechTips.com I don't know about you but many of my students find creative writing difficult, daunting & demoralising! They moan & groan and become anxious and unruly as soon as creative writing activities are announced. Now these students are usually motivated to participate & definitely have the required skills, so why this negative reaction?…
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Indigenous languages

Indigenous languages

While old Indigenous languages disappear, new ones evolve - By Felicity Meakins Here's a great little story about the importance of preserving Indigenous Languages published in The Spoke- Australia's Early Childhood Blog     By now we know that traditional Indigenous languages are losing speakers rapidly and tragically. Of the 250 languages once spoken in Australia, only 40 remain and just 18 of these…
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