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How to re-engage students after lockdown

Approaching school post-lockdown is challenging for some students. These students have had the opportunity to access home-schooling for the potential first time in their life. But as normal life resumes, students are going to have to remember what attending school feels like again. The challenge now lies amongst educators to get kids back into their…

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What’s new for LiteracyPlanet

We are always endeavouring to improve our product, that’s why we are excited to share an update to our new program. There are new additions and improvements which will be covered below. What is new? The program encourages personalisation of student learning pathways and allows teachers to interpret student progress and performance in an easy…

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Back to school after COVID-19

COVID-19 was a disruption for nearly all industries earlier this year. As we see a lift in the restrictions, teachers and students are slowly heading back to school. Getting your students back in focus will remain key during this transitional phase. Below are some helpful tips for adjusting to a new normal: Routines Humans crave…

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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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Checklist: How to help parents support student learning at home

When students learning moves away from a classroom setting and into the home, the disruption can cause stress for both students and parents. Here is a simple guide to coping with this change, to ensure that learning continues in the most effective way. Get the printable version by clicking here. 1. Routine: Having a routine…

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Checklist: How prepared is your school for COVID-19?

During this difficult time where the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a global pandemic, navigating the disruption it has caused in schools can be tough for teachers and educators. Here is a simple checklist to prepare your school for potential closure. Get the printable version by clicking here. 1. Be safe and be informed. Get…

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How LiteracyPlanet’s Spelling program works

The ability to sound out each phoneme and recognise whole words on sight is reinforced by LiteracyPlanet’s Spelling Program that includes every phoneme, morpheme and lexeme in the English language. Every lesson includes instruction on the etymology or meaning of each word in context, enabling the student to not only learn how to spell the…

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How LiteracyPlanet’s Sight Words program works

The explicit teaching of letter-sound correspondences is essential to acquire synthetic phonics knowledge, although not sufficient on its own. Analytic phonics – the identification of a whole word (blue) and its consonant blends (br as in bread) – is also essential, as it helps students recognise words that cannot be sounded out (these are often…

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How LiteracyPlanet’s Phonics program works

The systematic and explicit teaching of synthetic phonics has been identified by literacy practitioners in the US, Australia, and the UK as one of the most effective strategies for students to develop their phonemic awareness. Synthetic phonics is the identification and blending of the 44 unique sounds that make up all the words in the…

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