Saturday, March 19, 2011

Do you find time for some of the daily five program in your library?

The Daily Five is a management system for teachers that engages students in authentic literary tasks while they are not in a guided reading groups or working with the teacher. These five tasks include reading to self, reading with someone, listening to reading, word work, and writing. The system was developed by well-known leaders in the world of education, Joan Moser and Gail Boushey (also known as "The Sisters").

The Daily Five is a series of literacy tasks (reading to self, reading with someone, writing, word work, and listening to reading) which students complete daily while the teacher meets with small groups or confers with individuals.

Explicit modeling practice, reflecting and refining take place during the launching phase, preparing the foundation for a year of meaningful content instruction tailored to meet the needs of each child.

The Daily Five is more than a management system or a curriculum framework; it is a structure that will help students develop the habits that lead to a lifetime of independent literacy.

Read The Daily Five from Oxford Elementary School The Daily 5 by caitcamp

Like it? Create your own at It's free and fun!

Further Reading:
Beth Newingham's websiteThe Daily 5 site

Friday, March 11, 2011

Have you heard about Second Life but not yet visited? Intersted in Information Literacy?

  In this presentation you can see how to explore Information Literacy in Second Life:
Second Life official website. What is Second Life?

 Second Life is a free 3D virtual world where users can socialize, connect and create using free voice and text chat. Educators worldwide are discovering the limitless academic possibilities of Second Life. There are many educational virtual worlds available to visit. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

6th Online Conference -Your School Library

School Library Advocacy: Evidence & Image 

Your School Library’s conference on Advocacy, Evidence and Image will help teacher librarians develop strategies to explain the value of the library to administrators, colleagues and parents.

Your School Library’s Sixth International Professional Development Conference will include presentations by:

Gary Hartzell
Stephen Krashen
Keith Curry Lance
Carolyn Foote
Tricia Adams
Jerry Hurst
Maureen Twomey
Georgia Phillips
Sharon Bird, MP
Lisa Perez
Buffy Hamilton
Sarah Pavey

Join in and support learning for all students by a qualified teacher librarian.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Coming up very soon: State Library Day

March 12th 2011

Moving forward: Digital citizenship and re-defining 'classroom'

Accredited Professional Learning Event.

State Library NSW

Even if you can't make the development opportunity you have every reason why you should join.

Join the State Library to access a great range of 

online databases.

Access to databases from home you must be a New South Wales resident and must also be registered as a State Library client. If you are not a registered client of the Library, you can apply online. You will need to allow up to 10 days to receive your Library card before you can use these databases from home.

To use the online databases, you must be registered as a State Library client and agree to the following Conditions of Access.


2010 Professional Teachers' Council NSW Media Award

Nominated by ASLA (NSW)
Maralyn Parker wins the 2010 Professional Teachers' Council NSW Media Award
Congratulations on such a stimulating and valuable article. The 80 comments following the article are also well worth a read.