Getting Ready To Write - Part Three

Getting Ready to Write - Part Three looks specifically at the phonological knowledge students need to write. As I mentioned in Part One, students require a strong knowledge of letter sounds and names to be able to write independently. This blog focuses on and provides more detailed information about the phoneme understanding students need to write.

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Building a Classroom Community

Children who had come from different classrooms needed to come together to create an environment where we could all feel safe and learn. Read more about ' Building a Classroom Community'...

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Puppets are engaging toys that can help support oral language skills and communication, social/emotional development, and help children learn and understand the world around them through safe, imaginative play. Puppets offer children an engaging way to interact and explore their knowledge and understanding of the world.

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Phonological Awareness

It is important for children to hear, identify and understand the sounds around them. This is called phonological awareness. Children with good phonological awareness are aware that there are different sounds in speech. This is important for communicating, reading and writing.

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Discovery Time

Teachers provide exciting, activity-based activities which are fun, challenging, student-directed, and have an authentic context. Through teacher observations, interactions, conversations and questioning, students gain opportunities to explore, experiment, discover, and... Read more about 'Discovery Time'...

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Catching Snowflakes

Warm jerseys, gloves, scarves and beanies were part of our daily wardrobe. We could see snow on the mountains behind Lake Taupō-nui-a Tia. Read more about 'Catching Snowflakes'...

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