Online Course: Introduction to Comprehensive Literacy Instruction v2 now available!

I am delighted to announce that the updated version of the Introduction to Comprehensive Literacy Instruction course is now available! The course is now available for registration at To get more information about the course you can download the flyer below. An additional flyer around the site licences is also available below. If you

Organising Books - School-Wide!

In the next couple of weeks, Australian schools are heading back from summer break. As well as the usual "return to school" bits and pieces, we are also working our way through all the extra "stuff" due to COVID - as I know everyone around the world is. I hope you are all managing and

Book Tips for Older Readers

I am addicted to listening to audiobooks and Podcasts while gardening - it's my Saturday catch up time! This morning I listened to the current Lomah Podcast episode with the amazing Sally Clendon. If you haven't caught up with this, the Lomah Podcast is running a special 15 episode series at the moment on literacy

Zombies and Independent Reading

Over the last few years, I have come across a bunch of students who are highly motivated and interested in anything to do with Zombies! Now, Zombies are not something I know a lot about... but what I do know is that providing independent and/or shared reading choices in a student's area(s) of interest is

Reading At Home

As schools across the world are closing down in response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic, many educators are being asked to prepare home schooling programs. Later this week I'll be publishing some resources around this - but for the moment I've had a request from The Grove Education Centre for a simple pamphlet about

2019 Literacy Intensive

Great news! The 2019 Literacy Intensive course presented by myself (Jane Farrall) and Dr Sally Clendon is now open for registrations! Details Dates: Monday 30th September – Friday 4th of October Location Currumbin Community Special School, Currumbin 5 Hammersford Drive, Currumbin Waters, QLD 4223 Cost $1600 (includes morning tea, lunch and tea/coffee each day plus