Sharing Early Literacy Learning Journeys

Talking Teaching

“Where have the holidays gone?”


“And where do I start?”

Although not full-time teaching any more, it’s still exciting for me to hear friends, parents and colleagues ‘talking teaching’ – to hear of their hopes, plans, ideas and concerns for beginning another school year.

In response to requests and encouragement from Early Years teachers, I will re-publish over the next 14 days, my Seven Part ‘Starting School Series’ of blogs for ‘old’ and new teachers of Prep, Year 1 and Year 2, in particular for Early Years teachers in Australia, who are busy preparing for their new school year.

I have revised and enhanced the series; clarifying, simplifying and reorganising each of the seven parts. A scanned photo from my Doctoral Thesis of the physical layout of a previous classroom, has been inserted in Part 1 of the series. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, all the photos have been edited and enlarged for easier viewing.

Here’s what you’ll find in the new Seven Part ‘Starting School Series’…

Part 1: Organising the physical environment

Part 2: Sorting materials and starting the calendar wall

Part 3: Gathering hands-on materials and books

Part 4: Finishing touches – in preparation for the first day

Part 5: Reading and writing on the first day: morning session

Part 6: Reading and writing on the first day: afternoon sessions

Part 7: How many ways did I read today? A child’s perspective

Copyright © More than Reading 2014

Comments on: "Talking Teaching" (2)

  1. That’s great that you’re reposting this Coral. Even though I’ve been teaching for many years, I still love revisiting your ideas on all sorts of topics but this beginning school series of yours is just great! Thanks for sharing and for your undying enthusiasm towards quality education.

    • Thanks for your kind words Jen. Even when not teaching, literacy, books and teaching are still my passions! I hope the series does help lots of teachers. Meanwhile, love to hear how your classroom preparation is progressing…
      Coral

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