How Do You Prepare For NAPLAN? Part 2 -Language Conventions

Punctuation Saves Lives

unctuation Saves Lives!  From Punctuation Mark by Belinda Ellis

The Language Conventions test is probably the hardest to learn without direct instruction.  Direct instruction does not have to come from worksheets. Children can learn far more from fluid conversations and discussion with modelling of concepts.  The mechanics of language are learned over time and there is a tendency to push this earlier and earlier. All this knowledge comes with time, practice and experience,   these conventions are not in oral language and so have to be consciously learned.  Rote learning will not concrete any concepts. It is only in the concrete that children can then adapt and process this knowledge to use it further. Continue reading