Your children are setting up their classroom libraries, borrowing from the library and having discussions with their   teachers about their reading in preparation for their reading journey to continue. As well as the instruction, learning   and practise that happens at school, it is vital that your child does daily reading practise at home. Parents can   support this by holding high expectations around this routine and help by setting regular times within family   schedules that will allow for quiet, uninterrupted reading time. Ideally this would happen after a snack and be   negotiated along with play, screen time and other activities such as sports, dance etc. The reason we ask for   children to do this after school reading is in order to apply the strategies they are learning and gain greater   exposure to texts. Children need to build up their stamina for extending the amount of time on focused reading.


Students are learning how to select just right books at school and will bring these books home to read.

Although some younger students may need to have a book read to them or have it read with them.

Home reading needs to be a relaxed time where student attempts are praised and reading is seen as a fun, worthwhile task. Bedtime isn’t always the best time to ask your child to read to you, as they could be too tired. Earlier in the day is better. It is however a lovely time for you to read to your child!

This has major payoffs across all learning across all learning areas:

We all need to foster a love of literature in children and encourage their efforts as they develop. 


Literacy Partnerships- Parent Course May 2015


This month we have had a group of parents working with the literacy coordinator, Andrea Gale on a three week course to discuss current teaching and learning processes at MPPS.

Over the three weeks week have covered


Simultaneous Reading Time


Yesterday the whole school took part in the annual National Simultaneous Reading Time where we read the picture story book, The Brothers Quibble written by Aaron Blabey.  Thanks to our wonderful reader, Dave Kiddle who really looked the part! The story was enjoyed by young and old(er) and many were able to relate to its theme of sibling relationships/rivalry. Classes then carried out some follow up activities about the story. Thanks to all who attended and enjoyed the story. What a fantastic thought, that we were enjoying this at the exact same time as many thousand other children and teachers across the entire country! Sharing the love of literature.

Andrea Gale




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Welcome to Moonee Ponds Primary School’s Literacy Blog

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Here you will find information about the common language and strategies used across our school and within your child’s classroom. These include Strategies for Reading, the key Comprehension Strategies and ways to support your child’s spelling. Besides giving an insight into what your child is learning the aim of this site is also to provide practical activities for you to do with your child at home and questions you can ask your child to help them learn.

If you have any questions please see your child’s classroom teacher.

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