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Free literacy tools for NGS Super members

15 Nov 2019 2 min read

Trish Weekes was an NGS Super Scholarship Award winner in 2018, with her project to create a free online literacy toolkit for NGS members. We’re delighted to announce that the material she’s developed is now available at this link.

As a literacy consultant and teacher educator with a PhD in literacy education, Trish is passionate about literacy and understands how difficult it can be for time-poor teachers to create useful, cross-curriculum tools.

At the same time, teachers are required to log professional development hours to retain their accreditation and literacy is a key standard.

Using her Scholarship Award funds, Trish created three online modules of literacy training that are time-saving and simple to use. They also count as three hours of professional development for teachers.

"I know that teachers don’t have much time", says Trish "so each tool takes 10 minutes preparation, or even less. The literacy tools can be used to build literacy skills that can be used by any teacher in any classroom in any subject."

The modules cover three literacy areas:

  • Module 1 covers literacy strategies for building reading and comprehension skills.
  • Module 2 addresses covers explaining, one of the most important thinking and reasoning and literacy areas across the curriculum.
  • Module 3 is about writing, focusing on paragraphs.

Click here for access to the free literacy modules and to find out how to log your PD hours.

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