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Friday, 26 September 2014

Literacy Learning in the Holidays

Inspired by Kiri Kirkpatrick from Panmure Bridge School, who is a part of the  Manaiakalani Innovative Teachers Academy  that presented at the Manaiakalani Hui in August, I created this Google Presentation that I embedded into our class site for students to complete in the Term 3 holidays.

These holidays will be the first time that our Year 7 and 8 students are allowed to take their netbooks home.  Fortunately, they were also given two books today as part of the Duffy Programme.

The aim of this is to:

  • Provide something for students who are bored in their holidays.
  • Hopefully maintain a level of thinking so the return back is not such a shock!
  • See the level of Learn, Create, Share maintained in the holiday break.
  • Keep students reading!

I will be interested to see:

  • Which students choose to take part in these activities.
  • If this will have an impact on their attitudes towards, and outcomes of, assessments starting in the first week back!
  • What types of texts students are reading for enjoyment.
  • What I can change/improve from this time around, for the longer holidays coming up at the end  of the year.
What strategies have you tried to keep students learning throughout their holidays?  

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