Demystifying the how-to of teaching literacy
Drawing on Pat Hipwell's extensive experience as an independent literacy consultant, logonliteracy offers a range of guides and teaching resources that aim to improve students' reading, writing and literacy skills.
student books & guides
The How to Write What You Want to Say... books help students plan their writing and offer a range of prompts to help them get started.
posters & graphic organisers
Pat's Posters and graphic organiser sets are comprehensive resources developed for educators teaching the cognitive verbs.
logonliteracy offers professional development training for schools in South East Queensland covering a wide range of topics.
Hooking students into learning
Hooking Students into Learning … in all curriculum areas is a comprehensive collection of strategies for teachers to start lessons with students engaged in meaningful learning activities.
This book is the culmination of many years' work. Patricia Hipwell is renowned for her skill in tackling the “how to” of literacy teaching and this practical resource brings many of her ideas and strategies together for teachers.
Hooking Students into Learning … in all curriculum areas was written for teachers of students from Year 4 and above in all learning areas.
What they're saying about logonliteracy
How to Write What You Want to Say fills a gap in that it draws together relevant elements that comprise a thinking skill.
The real proof of the quality of the book is the almost immediate positive impact its use has had on the way in which students write.
Head of Department, English & LOTE, Toolooa State High School
I have found that the ‘Little Blue Book’ has made teaching writing a lot easier. It helps with writing criteria sheets and, when a student gets stuck for sentence starters, it is great to be able to offer a couple of options.
Learning and Teaching Coach
As a teacher, your book has given me the confidence to teach students how to approach key task words and allows me to develop a framework for breaking down in-class and assessment tasks. Many of my students have experience the ‘light-bulb’ moment when they read the definition of the task word and then see it in action.
How to write what to say is a helpful book as it gives me a variety of sentences and words to choose from. Not only is the book small and understandable it does the thinking for you. I now no longer have a blank page. I can start my sentences easier thanks to the book.
I love this resource!
I am a first year university student (mature aged) and am struggling with writing academic essays for the first time in 30 years. I picked up your book and it is already dog-eared. It cuts to the chase and is, frankly, far more useful than the many resources and other 'how to write an essay' books I have come across.
These books give my students the confidence to begin to write and when they have that momentum they write with confidence and style.
Science and Maths Teacher
To be honest these books have probably given me a higher score in NAPLAN.
This book helps me a lot.
My son has found this so useful in writing assignments.
It's so easy to read and follow.
Trish - Brisbane
I am a high school teacher of English and Social Sciences. I use this book for every unit that I teach. It helps my students to be better writers and they really appreciate how easy it is to use. Fantastic resource - every student should have one.
Holly - Tasmania
I used the book during my assignments and it really helped to improve my grades.
Bena - Australia
We decided to purchase Hooking Students into Learning... as a toolkit of strategies for every teacher.
It’s so easy to use and relevant for beginning teachers to get started or for teachers who want to refresh their classroom strategies.
metropolitan state high school