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12 Lesson Plans for Teaching Writing to Secondary Students

It can be tough to think of ways to keep things interesting when teaching writing to high school students. Fortunately, there are so many great lesson plans out there to give you a starting point. We’ve compiled a list of 12 great lesson plans for teaching different writing techniques and styles to high school students.…

13 Little-Known Grammar Rules

The English language is complex, and it’s difficult for even native speakers to know all of the intricacies of its grammar rules. Here are a few of the more difficult grammar rules you can teach your students to help them master the purist’s version of the English language. 1. Who v whom Whom should be…

5 Reasons Gamification Works in the Classroom

Worldwide, we spend over 3 billion hours every week playing video games, and it’s estimated that by 2018, the global gamification market will reach $5.5 billion. Gamification is seen everywhere from the workplace to the gym – so it’s no surprise it’s also used a lot in the classroom. It also helps that the principles…

Word Mania 2017 Boosts Students’ Literacy Skills!

School students in Australia and New Zealand have spent the equivalent of 30 years practising their literacy skills during Word Mania 2017.

How to Determine Differences Between Learners in Your Classroom

Whether you’re new to teaching or are a seasoned professional, you’ll understand that each class and every student is unique.

New Gonski-inspired funding model

The Turnbull Government has initiated a plan to transition to a more equitable, needs-based funding model for Australian schools.

How to Correct 5 Common Punctuation Mistakes in the Classroom

There’s nothing worse than reading through one of your most promising student’s assignments, and it’s riddled with punctuation errors. 

Teaching Children to Read: 7 Creative Ideas for Your Classroom

There’s no one best way to teach young students how to read. Learning to read is a developmental process that takes time.

LiteracyPlanet schools at top end of 2016 NAPLAN results

The 2016 NAPLAN results show again that LiteracyPlanet is boosting literacy outcomes. LiteracyPlanet reviewed the published NAPLAN results