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High frequency words used by young students in Australia

New research explores the words most frequently written by students in Australia in their first three years of schooling. Today’s infographic looks at the words that were written at a high frequency, unique to each year level.

Strategies to improve students’ vocabulary
Strategies to improve students’ vocabulary

In his latest Teacher video Greg Whitby, Executive Director of Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, speaks to Jessica Azar about her approach to improving students’ vocabulary. 

Early writers – high frequency words
Early writers – high frequency words

A new research study has compiled a list of the 500 most frequently used words written by students in Australia in their first three years of schooling. What influences their word choices? Are there any gender differences? And, how has the list changed in a decade?

Miss Chen’s blog: Literacy in the early years
Miss Chen’s blog: Literacy in the early years

In this regular blog, Miss Chen will be sharing some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom, which are all available to download for free via the Little J & Big Cuz website. For today’s activity, the class created their own picture story books about the animals they’d spotted while out on Country.

The importance of explicit handwriting instruction
The importance of explicit handwriting instruction

Early years classroom practitioners need to devote more time to teaching writing, including explicit handwriting instruction, according to research findings from an Australian study.

A structured coaching model to support staff
A structured coaching model to support staff

Introducing evidence-based programs and interventions is one strategy that can be used by schools to target specific improvements in student outcomes. For this principal, having ongoing support mechanisms for staff is a crucial part of the implementation process.

Literary festival gets students excited about storytelling
Literary festival gets students excited about storytelling

In an effort to better reach students who aren’t engaged in reading, writing and storytelling, staff at this New South Wales school decided to run a literary festival for Year 7 students, inviting a range of different authors, poets, cartoonists, illustrators and performers to run workshops on the day.

Improving student writing using a continuum
Improving student writing using a continuum

In an effort to improve student writing, teachers at this New South Wales school developed a writing continuum for students in Kindergarten to Year 10.

School Improvement Episode 9: Using literacy data to inform strategic planning
School Improvement Episode 9: Using literacy data to inform strategic planning

Tasmanian teacher Cath Apanah joins Teacher to discuss how her school has been using data to inform its strategic plan and how they went about upskilling staff to use data effectively.

Infographic: Frequency and enjoyment of writing and reading

The National Literacy Trust (UK) annual literacy survey asks eight- to 18-year-olds about writing frequency and their enjoyment of writing. Here are some of the results and comparisons with the Trust's data on reading.