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Introducing 'An introduction to quality literacy teaching'

Guide references for video examples of modelled, guided and independent literacy teaching: Key literacy teaching strategies: Modelled, guided and independent teaching pages 22-25

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Guide references

An introduction to quality literacy teaching

 

This video provides an overview of the content of the guide and stresses the importance of literacy teaching and learning for all stages of schooling.    
(4.07 minutes)

Foreword, page 3

Contents, page 5

Literacy learning, pp.6-10  

An introduction to quality literacy teaching Literacy teaching and learning

 

This video describes key facts about literacy and explains the core messages of the guide: that quality literacy teaching needs to be explicit, systematic, balanced and integrated and that modelled, guided and independent teaching are key teaching strategies that support quality literacy teaching.
(4.43 minutes)

Foreword, page 3

Contents, page 5

Literacy learning, pp.6-10

An introduction to quality literacy teaching
Literacy in the early, middle and later years

The video provides insight into literacy teaching and learning in early, middle and later years. Differences and similarities between the different stages of schooling are highlighted.
It features footage from Miranda Public School, Macquarie Fields Public School, West Pennant Hills Public School, Canley Vale Public School and Sydney Secondary College.
(5.25 minutes)

Literacy learning in the early, middle and later years of schooling, pages 12-13

Literacy teaching in the early, middle and later years of schooling, pages 26-27

Catering for diversity in the classroom, page 32

Putting planning for literacy teaching into practice: An early years teacher’s perspective

On the video, Sue Orlovich, a teacher from Miranda Public School, describes the planning process she uses for literacy teaching. The accompanying footage shows Sue putting some of her planning into practice in her Kindergarten classroom.
(4.24 minutes)

Explicit and systematic, balanced and integrated literacy teaching, pages 16-17

Understanding explicit and systematic literacy teaching: A process for explicit and systematic teaching, pages 20-21

Putting planning for literacy into practice: A middle years teacher’s perspective

On the video, Jodie Clark, a teacher from Canley Vale Public School, describes the planning process she uses for literacy teaching. The accompanying footage shows Jodie putting some of her planning into practice in her Stage three classroom.
(4.49 minutes)

Explicit and systematic, balanced and integrated literacy teaching, pages 16-17

Understanding explicit and systematic literacy teaching: A process for explicit and systematic teaching, pages 20-21
Modelled teaching – Later years

On the video, Cassie, a teacher from Sydney Secondary College - Balmain Campus, explicitly teaches her students about the techniques that filmmakers use to create meaning.
(2.50 minutes)

 
Guided teaching – Early years

On the video, Andrea, a teacher from Pennant Hills Primary School organises a group of students who have their own copy ofThe Flower Girl to share the reading of the book.
(1.07 minutes)

 
Guided teaching – Middle years

On the video, Jodie Clark, a teacher from Canley Vale Public School, works with a small group, going over the process that was explicitly taught during modelled teaching.
(1.54 minutes)

 
Guided teaching - Later years

On the video, Cassie a teacher from Sydney Secondary College - Balmain Campus, moves around the classroom working with individual students as needed and then spends more time with a pair of students talking about their writing.
(1.51 minutes)

 
Independent teaching – Early years

On the video, Sue Orlovich from Miranda Public School, has students practising and applying what they learned by writing their own descriptions of events in the shared book,Alexander’s outing by Pamela Allen.
(1.23 minutes)

 
Independent teaching – Middle years

On the video, Jodie Clark, a teacher from Canley Vale Public School, organises her students (either in pairs or individually) to apply and practise what they have learned during modelled teaching. The students work by themselves and then come together to share their results.
(1.18 minutes)

 
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