Spelling Tests Don’t Work

Is spelling the worst taught subject? tinysptepsmakebigstrides.com

I really hate spelling lists, you know the ones when the words come out on a Monday and a test is on a Friday.  The ones that have badly spelt words from the previous week or they are from some list that was concocted from a high frequency words list or worse still a topic vocabulary list! Continue reading

How Do You Prepare For NAPLAN? Part 1 – Reading

NAPLAN jingle

A jingle we use to calm the nerves

Love it or hate it the standardized test is here to stay, at least for a while yet!  There is no doubt that many schools now teach to the test and this is a sad state of affairs but who can blame them? We live in a world of statistics and tables and everybody is running for first place. Continue reading