2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

Narrative Conventions

In Australia, the English curriculum mainly evolves around conventions. I find it interesting to see that, even though the subject is called English, the language is not studied much. Instead, the students learn to analyse different types of text through a very structured manner. First, they analyse the generic conventions and then they will move onto specific type conventions such as visual conventions for feature films and narrative conventions for stories.  Continue reading “Narrative Conventions”

1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities, 1.6. Strategies to support full participation of students with disability, 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area, 2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies, 3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs, 3.4 Select and use resources, Book Review

Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

As a kid, I have devoured the Harry Potter books. Not only have I read them all in English, but also in my mother tongue, Dutch. Ever since my year 5 teacher read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to us, I was a fan. I can see myself using the Harry Potter books in my classroom for many reasons and in different year groups.  Continue reading “Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”