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Putting It All Together

Fri, 30 Oct 2009 02:46:51 +0000

Aaron’s Contribution: Level 4: Specifically, Grief The two topics that stood out for me from this week’s lesson were grief and comic books; two of the most oddly-juxtaposed topics I’ve ever come across. However, grief struck interest in me for the challenges and possibilities it can provide. In my opinion, grief is one of the […]

VELS Level 5 Part 2

Wed, 21 Oct 2009 09:20:14 +0000

Heather’s Contribution: Testing Times This blog is in response to the Lecture on Tuesday 20th October 2009 by Karen on assessment in language and literacy. Karen began by providing an example of an online assessment test for school children and she questioned the validity of this. In this technological age it is easy to assume […]

VELS Level 5 part 1

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 04:31:09 +0000

Melissa’s Contribution: My blog entry is concentrating on the chapter 7 of our text book. This chapter takes an in-depth look at the upper primary years and reading skills. Reading is a skill which gives us the ability to build our knowledge and helps us to learn. Upper year’s students are required to build on […]

VELS Level 4 part 2

Sun, 11 Oct 2009 21:19:11 +0000

Mark’s (H) Contribution: As a method of distinguishing the main features of Vels level 4 English I decided it to compare to Vels level 3 English and try to highlight the main differences. Level 4 prepares students for high school thus its curriculum should be reflective of this and is. Compare the work students should […]

VELS Level 4 part 1

Sun, 11 Oct 2009 21:17:21 +0000

Tom’s Contribution: Looking at a variety of literacy’s this week was an interesting approach as I generally only think of literacy being about the reading of words it really made me think. This also helped greatly with my essay topic of speaking and listening. Making me think more about the way people are able to […]

VELS Level 3 week two

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 11:07:48 +0000

Steve’s Contribution: Speaking and Listening at progressing towards Level 3 is really important for students to understand and develop. There is always a focus on a students ability to read and write at a high level and sometimes it seems that speaking and listening are the poor cousin. As new teachers we need to change […]

VELS Level Three part 1

Mon, 07 Sep 2009 12:44:59 +0000

Stuart’s Contribution: Reflection on Multi Modal Literacies… I have chosen to focus on Multi Modal Literacies (MML) and their affect on the modern learner. I hope to also look at how as teachers we can take advantage of MML and utilise them to advance all children’s literacy experience. Firstly I will attempt to define MML […]

VELS Level 2 Week two

Mon, 31 Aug 2009 11:53:33 +0000

Dave’s Contribution: Hi there folks. It has been a while since the lectures on VELS level 2 so I thought I’d read over some of the readings on moodle and base my reflections around them. My favourite reading was the chapter from Communication, Language and Literacy: learning through speaking and listening, reading and writing by […]

Level 2 part one

Sun, 23 Aug 2009 11:45:17 +0000

Erin’s Contribution Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! And VELS level 2 Hooray for Diffendoofer Day is a book credited by Dr. Seuss with the help by Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith. It is based on writings and pictures Dr. Seuss created before his death and was created into a book. The story is about a cool […]

Instructions for weekly reflections- 6 people per week, 300-500 words each

Sun, 23 Aug 2009 11:32:50 +0000

6 people per week, 300-500 words each Reflect on lecture, tutorial, resources, readings, events, textbook Negotiate who does what so that it is useful and shared Be respectful of all. Write in a style that is appropriate and suits you Blog is the shared site so it is accessible when you leave the course I […]