Exemplary teachers routinely have children actually reading and writing for as much as half of the school day – often around a 50/50 ratio of reading and writing to stuff (stuff is all the other things teachers have children do instead of reading and writing). (Allington, 2001)
Patricia Hipwell has developed these resources using a functional and guided approach which will enable students to say what they want to say and to know how to do so. Much thought and creativity is evident in the very helpful and well structured set of resources that are well designed to help students achieve the goal of writing with confidence to achieve an intended purpose.
We all know that reading is an essential skill, but many teachers struggle to fit it in with all the competing demands on their time. Rather than see reading as an extra thing to make time for, we need to see it as part of how we teach content and skills.
If you get to the end of each term and wonder where the previous 10 weeks went, you're not the only one! If you keep finding yourself making the resolution to be more organised next term, here are some areas you can focus on to help your students and make your life easier.