Inspire your students to Jump into Reading and make the most of the wealth of material contained in School Journals in the process. This series has an easy-copy set of independent and follow-up activities that builds on a guided reading session with each story, poem and article in the Journals. The comprehension questions develop skills in inference, reorganisation, recall and evaluation skills, and options for e-learning and further website investigation are included.
Angie Simmons is interested in current best-practice learning approaches that encompass thinking skills, collaboration and problem solving. As an experienced educator, she has worked broadly across the educational sector of New Zealand. She worked as a primary school teacher for many years and as a university lecturer, when she was head of an educational technologies programme and taught prospective teachers. In another significant educational role, she was a digital technologies professional development facilitator working with schools across the Auckland area to integrate future-focused learning within the curriculum.