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Jump into Reading with Journals (Levels 3-4), 2012
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 is the writer for the NiE (Newspapers in Education) for APN NZ regional papers and web site. She has worked in the educational sector for thirty years as a teacher, an ICT professional development leader and as an education lecturer. Angie is interested in current best practice learning approaches that encompass thinking skills, collaboration and problem solving. Find out more about Angie on her blog http://angelasimmons.blogspot.com/