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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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Auburn West Public School building

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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Video resources

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Language and literacy in the 21st century

Language and literacy in the 21st century

Assoc. Prof. Alyson Simpson and Prof. Frances Christie, Factulty 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
1: Coherent whole-school programs
2: Audit student assessment/ data
3: Process of whole-school planning
4: Audit staff resources

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

Teaching narrative writing

Christopher Cheng

What is NAPLAN?
For more information about NAPLAN, click here

Kate O'Donnell

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Mathematical reasoning

Professor Kaye Stacey, Foundation Chair, Mathematics Education, University of Melbourne

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How to spot patterns in numbers

Dr Jennifer Way, University of Sydney

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Creativity is the solution: Teaching maths creatively

Kristen Tripet, Mathematics Education Consultant

Teaching measurement K-6

Dr Diane McPhail, Numeracy K-6 Consultant, NSW Dept of Education and Communities

Student motivation and engagement in mathematics Parts 1-2

Assoc. Professor Janette Bobis, University of Sydney

Development of chance concepts and skills

Dr Jennifer Way, University of Sydney

Mental computation for numeracy

Dr Shelley Dole, University of Queensland

The problems with fractions

Dr Peter Gould, NSW Dept of Education and Training

Effective mental computation

Professor Alistair McIntosh, University of Tasmania

Maths in the real world

Dr David Wilson, University of NSW

Numeracy in the home: Children's access to kindergarten

Dr Thelma Perso, NT Dept of Education and Training

Teaching the empty number line

Assoc. Professor Janette Bobis, University of Sydney

Critical numeracy in context
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Dr Jane Watson

What is NAPLAN?
For more information about NAPLAN, click here

Kate O'Donnell