Classroom Environment · Literacy · Teaching

The Literacy Block

The learning needs of all students become the focal point when the school day is structured to provide large, uninterrupted blocks of time for literacy related activities (“literacy blocks”) (Ontario Ministry of Education, 2003).

The video I have created below explores:

  • Modelled Reading
  • Shared Reading
  • Guided Reading
  • Independent Reading
  • Writing



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Creativity and Imagination

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Australian children’s author, Libby Gleeson. I was looking forward to Libby’s visit to Australian Catholic University and her humbleness, passion and knowledge truly inspired me. I took a few things away from her visit, including: writing a book is not an easy process even the best of us… Continue reading Creativity and Imagination