English

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  • Curriculum

  • Our English curriculum was released as a consultation draft at the beginning of 2017.
  • Click on the cover here to visit our dedicated English curriculum website.
  • Resources

  • We also have available for download some resources which have been developed to support the curriculum. Click on the links to download:
  • – Round-Robin Reading causes a number of problems for readers and is ineffective when used in a Guided Reading session. Read this article and find out why: Goodbye_Round_Robin

    – How Guided Reading should be organised is briefly covered here: How is Guided Reading structured

– This document includes some ideas on how to make the school library a valuable resource in developing information literacy in students: Information Literacy and Library

 

Library Books

If you have money to spend on library books check out these sites for guidance. Sites list most popular books for students. Sites are American and Australian and books do overlap lists. Remember children’s book should be read (and reread) to early readers. We don’t expect them to read books independently at first.

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge

Best Australian Picture Books

100 Best Young Adult Books

New Classics

50 Favourite Childrens Books

 

Also look out for Book Awards each year. Here are some recent awards:

Australian Childrens Book Council

Booktrust Book Awards Shortlist

Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

Reading Children’s Book Prize

Latest News

6 March 2017
Our annual SWAT testing has commenced. We test everyone of our Grade 4, 6 and 8 students in Mathematics, Reading, English Language and Spelling. We develop the tests ourselves to be sure that they are suited to students in a developing country, but we benchmark against international standards.

23 January 2017
The final consultation draft of our new English curriculum has been released and Julie McLean will be very busy this term helping schools to use it for planning. Have a look here and let Julie at the CPD know what you think.