Archive for November 2017

Word Mania Boosts English Skills Around the World!

Almost 400,000 school students from 100 countries improved their English literacy skills by participating in the world’s biggest school literacy competition, Word Mania International. Run by LiteracyPlanet for Years 1 to 9 (5-14 years), the Word Mania competition is based on a digital word building exercise that challenges students to create as many English words…

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Great Books Guide 2017

Reading is an essential skill for learning and life, and stories take children on wonderful adventures. As Dr. Seuss wrote in I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”. BookTrust has just released its 2017 Great…

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Scientific Study Shows LiteracyPlanet Improves Reading Outcomes

A study by leading reading researchers at Macquarie University’s Department of Cognitive Science has found that using LiteracyPlanet with children who are classified as poor readers has significant treatment effects. In the first study of its kind, reading researchers from Macquarie University and the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders,…

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Experienced Teachers Share Advice for New Teachers

A while ago, we asked this question on our Facebook page: what advice would you give to a new teacher? The answers we got were so great, we thought we’d share them with you here – noting some of the common themes that came through! Differentiate your teaching “Treat each child as an individual and…

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