Words for Life

Words for Life - from the National Literacy Trust (UK) - is an excellent resource that provides clear guidance on communication milestones from birth to late primary school. There are plenty of fun activities, recommended books, informative research and an excellent list of nursery rhymes. Check it out. 

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Voice of Literacy

The Voice of Literacy is a brilliant bi-weekly podcast of interviews with leading literacy researchers as they discuss the implications of their research. The conversations are of the highest quality, and they span all key elements of literacy education. Teachers, parents, principals, and policymakers will all find valuable insights into the ways we can work to improve literacy instruction for learners of all ages.

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Australian Curriculum Lessons

Australian Curriculum Lessons is a site designed for educators in Australia. Its aim is to create one of the largest curriculum-linked lesson sites that highlights and values innovation and excellence in the teaching profession. It is a site that also allows teachers to submit high quality teaching ideas which show off their skills in planning lessons and creating wonderful learning experiences for students in Australia and the rest of the world.

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Florida Centre for Reading Research

During 2004-2007, a team of teachers at the Florida Centre for Reading Research collected ideas and created Student Center Activities for use in kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms. Accompanying these Student Center Activities is a Teacher Resource Guide and Professional Development DVD that offers important insights on differentiated instruction and how to use the student centre materials. All materials are available for free, open public access.

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Reading Australia

Reading Australia was created by the not-for-profit Copyright Agency to make the very best of Australian literature more available for teachers, librarians, and avid readers too. Reading Australia showcases the work of leading Australia writers and illustrators to enrich our own diverse cultural identity. The online initiative presents a list of over 200 quality titles from many of Australia’s finest authors.

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