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Posts by Kirsten Torresan

Social-Emotional Learning: Everyday LiteracyPlanet Instruction

Social-Emotional Learning: Everyday LiteracyPlanet Instruction By Kristy Lam | August 14, 2019 Sharnell Jackson explains how LiteracyPlanet’s exercises weave social-emotional learning (SEL) into literacy instruction. Perseverance and resilience are core SEL skills that integrate well across all subject areas. While students are reading literature about a character’s challenging journey, or learning to persevere through difficult…

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LiteracyPlanet schools at top end of 2016 NAPLAN results

LiteracyPlanet schools at top end of 2016 NAPLAN results By Literacy Planet | April 28, 2017 The 2016 NAPLAN results show again that LiteracyPlanet is boosting literacy outcomes. LiteracyPlanet reviewed the published NAPLAN results of its most active school subscribers and found they achieved on average 5-14% higher than the Australian schools’ averages in the…

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Rising to a global challenge

Rising to a global challenge By Literacy Planet | April 27, 2020 Never before have schools faced such disruption on the scale inflicted by the coronavirus COVID-19. In all corners of the globe, and in the middle of a school term for most countries, schools had to adapt to remote teaching, at a pace that…

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Students on track for a record-breaking Word Mania

Students on track for a record-breaking Word Mania By Kristy Lam | July 24, 2019 Students in Australia and New Zealand are on track for a record-breaking Word Mania, with just two weeks to go until the competition officially starts. Created by LiteracyPlanet, an award-winning online English literacy education program, Word Mania challenges students to…

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RAST Education appoints LiteracyPlanet for schools in Iraq

RAST Education appoints LiteracyPlanet for schools in Iraq By Literacy Planet | February 21, 2017 Rast Education in Iraq has chosen LiteracyPlanet to support English literacy teaching at its British International Schools in Zakho and Duhok. The Zakho British International School and Duhok British International School partner with the British Council to deliver both the Cambridge and the Oxford international curricula,…

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Prepare your class with a New Year Migration

Prepare your class with a New Year Migration By Kristy Lam | January 23, 2019 Well, we’ve certainly reached the pointy end of the school holidays. We hope you’ve had a lovely break and are refreshed and ready to hit the ground running in 2019. You probably have a million things on your mind at…

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Premier League clubs win big with Word Mania

Premier League clubs win big with Word Mania By Kristy Lam | March 26, 2019 You have to be as quick between the ears as you are on your feet if you want to be a professional footballer, and academy players from the top Premier League clubs have been given an extra edge this year…

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Premier League clubs shoot to score in Word Mania challenge

Premier League clubs shoot to score in Word Mania challenge By Kristy Lam | February 28, 2019 The Premier League is one of the most popular football competitions in the world, and this year the excitement isn’t just on the pitch. Academy players from some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs are taking part in…

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Phonics and Sight Words Program

Phonics and Sight Words Program By Kristy Lam | January 13, 2020 Why is a Phonics and Sight Words program important? An explicit, systematic approach to the teaching of phonics and word recognition skills is recognised as foundational to reading and writing development. Every comprehensive government review of reading instruction, including the United States, the…

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Study finds parents concerned about literacy development

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Study finds parents concerned about literacy development By Literacy Planet | November 30, 2014 Australian parents are concerned about literacy development, and welcome online resources to boost literacy learning at home. New research shows that 86% of parents of primary school aged children are concerned about the development of their child’s literacy skills. The survey…

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