The joy of teaching reading and writing 7-10

Deb McPherson loves reading and writing. She suggests some approaches and texts to enthuse your students using the NSW 7-10 English syllabus.

…the best time I had was in the classroom and the best time I had in the classroom was when I could see students hooked on reading and writing. … It’s very exciting to be living in a world where texts have exploded…

…there is a huge range of texts we can explore and that’s very exciting for students. …Student choice needs to be there front and centre…

… Getting into writing regularly and often and frequently, that is the key… it’s got to be a routine that you get into… to have writing in the classroom every day is really important.

Deb McPherson

Note for listeners: This episode was originally recorded for the JPL Podcast, hence the references to the JPL Podcast throughout.