Goodness gracious, it’s been a busy year!
Procedural writing provides a reader with instructions or directions for doing something, such as following a recipe or a science experiment, or the rules of a game. It is a critical writing skill and an important stepping stone to more complex writing tasks, such as persuasive writing.
Students must acquire the skills of metalanguage as they progress through school and this all depends on their ability to first be able to accurately decode what they are reading. This becomes particularly important in the secondary years when it is expected that students should be able to compare, analyse and critique what they read.
Apps are an excellent way to support students with language and learning difficulties at home. They are also an effective way to engage students who are turned off from the traditional methods of instruction. However, we have found that apps can promise a lot and deliver very little. We have also learned that many educational apps are not “set and forget”.
Whether or not you, or your child, are just starting high school, holidays are a time to reflect and to prepare for the year to come. Here are some tips on how to get organised and ready for the school year.