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Posts by Literacy Planet

Rising to a global challenge

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 allowed little time to prepare or adjust. We have learned new things…

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Top 5 tips for schooling at home

Having children at home doing their schooling is a new experience for many parents and carers all over the world at the moment. Here are LiteracyPlanet’s top five tips to keep you sane, your learners on track, and make it work in your home: 1. Routine Encourage your child to go through the same routine…

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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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11 Classroom Games for Teaching Kids About Adjectives

Traditional language teaching often focuses on repetition and rote learning, but children want to learn through experience and engagement. Discover how you can make learning fun with these exciting and easy adjective-based language games. 1. Introduce yourself A good game to play at the start of the school year, the teacher can go first and…

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Tips for giving feedback to your students

Feedback is essential for student learning, but grading student performance means combining accuracy and empathy while understanding that every student has their own needs. How can you personalise your approach to marking while maintaining consistency across the class? Here are some tips for providing feedback. Give students an accurate assessment of their performance This might…

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How to Determine Differences Between Learners in Your Classroom

LiteracyPlanet - 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. Where some students excel in writing activities, others struggle to remain focused. From tapping their feet, to humming, to clicking their pen, it’s obvious when a student isn’t concentrating on the task at hand. Although…

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