10 Of The Best Low Prep Spelling Activities That Really Work

10 Of The Best Low Prep Spelling Activities That Really Work - tinystepsmakebigstrides.comLearning to spell and thus the teaching of spelling should be part of an interwoven literacy curriculum, where creativity can sit alongside mechanics as partners not enemies. Continue reading “10 Of The Best Low Prep Spelling Activities That Really Work”

Spelling Tests Don’t Work

Is spelling the worst taught subject? tinysptepsmakebigstrides.com

I really hate spelling lists, you know the ones that come out on a Monday and a test is on a Friday. Β 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 “Spelling Tests Don’t Work”

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! Β 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 “How Do You Prepare For NAPLAN? Part 1 – Reading”

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