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NATIONAL LITERACY and NUMERACY WEEK in NSW

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Ideas for parents:

Parents can find great ideas to help their children improve their literacy and numeracy skills in the Parent Support section.

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Literacy video — Language and literacy in the 21st century:

Professor Christie and Professor Simpson discuss the crucial role that literacy plays, social responsibility and writing development.

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A successful literacy idea — Auburn West Public School:

To celebrate National Literacy and Numeracy Week, Auburn West Public School has organised two author visits.

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Numeracy video — Mathematical reasoning

In this video, Professor Kaye Stacey explores reasoning that establishes why mathematical results are true.

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A successful literacy idea — Clarke Road Special School, Hornsby:

Clarke Road School will be holding a Literacy Day where students, staff and community members are invited.

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Literacy videos

Teaching reading – Differentiating for gifted learners

Teaching reading – Differentiating for gifted learners

Lynda Lovett, NSW Department of Education and Communities

Insights into literacy in the secondary classroom

Insights into literacy in the secondary classroom

Professor Peter Freebody, University of Sydney


Visual literacy and languages education

Visual literacy and languages education

Donna McLaren, NSW Department of Education and Communities

Teaching narrative writing

Christopher Cheng


Language and literacy in the 21st century

Language and literacy in the 21st century

Assoc. Prof. Alyson Simpson and Prof. Frances Christie, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Sydney University

Writing across the secondary curriculum series

Writing across the secondary curriculum series

Anna Mellar, English Teacher
Michelle Chivas, Visual Arts Teacher
Glenn Wykes, History Teacher
Barbara Doran, Science Teacher


Roslyn Arnold

Promoting writing development

Hon. Professor Roslyn Arnold, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney


Therese Corben

Questioning strategies Years 3-6

Therese Corben, Sydney Region Literacy Consultant

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Supporting oral language development in the K-3 classroom

Carmel Crevola, International Educational Consultant


Literacy across the school curriculum Parts 1-3

Peter Freebody, Professorial Research Fellow, University of Sydney

Creating effective persuasive texts Parts 1-2

Dr Sally Humphrey, Senior Lecturer, Australian Catholic University


The benefits of whole-school literacy plans Parts 1-4

Professor Allan Luke, Queensland University of Technology


Explicit teaching as an 'enabling' literacy practice

Dr Christine Edwards-Groves, Charles Sturt University

Science and literacy Parts 1-3

Professor P. David Pearson, University of California, Berkeley


Children's literature

Dr Alyson Simpson, University of Sydney

Talk around text

Professor Peter Freebody, University of Sydney


Literacy across the curriculum

Professor Peter Freebody, University of Sydney

Rich talk about text

Professor P. David Pearson, University of California, Berkeley, USA


Tutoring: Collaborative approaches to assisted reading

Dr Gary Woolley, Griffith University

Literacy learning and technology

Dr Kaye Lowe, University of Canberra


Parent education and literacy

Dr Kaye Lowe, University of Canberra

Supporting young children's literacy development

Dr Scott Paris, National Institute of Education, Singapore