2022 Literacy Intensives

Waaaay back in 2019 I posted about the upcoming 2020 literacy intensives. It was going to be the first year that we were running two – one in Tamworth and one in Melbourne. Since then, we have had to postpone these events more than once – for reasons we’re all very aware of. However, we’re

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

Somebody’s Land: Shared Reading

Tomorrow in my home country, it is a National Holiday. It’s called Australia Day – and is supposed to be a day where we can come together and celebrate all the good things in this wonderful country of ours. Unfortunately, however, the date for this holiday makes it difficult for many of us to celebrate.

Word Wall Oxford 500

  10 years ago I started Jane Farrall Consulting – and also started this blog. Over this time, I have blogged quite a bit about word walls – about setting them up and using them. They are such a valuable tool for our conventional literacy learners. In Australia, the Oxford Word List is the most

The Problems with Hand-Over-Hand

Please note: an updated version of this is available at https://janefarrall.com/the-problems-with-hand-over-hand-v2-0/ Last week, I made an infographic called “The Problems with Hand-Over-Hand” and shared it on my Facebook page. I’ve had a few requests from people who couldn’t find it on Facebook – and so I’ve put it up here for easier access. Thanks to

AAC is Magic #AACaware21

It’s October – and October is AAC Awareness Month. Each year for AAC Awareness Month, lots of people around the world run AAC Awareness events aimed at raising the profile of AAC in their community. The hashtag for this year is #AACaware21 – check it out on social media! I’m very lucky this year to

Shared Reading: Book Week 2021

It’s Book Week again here in Australia – hooray!! Since I love books, I also love Book Week!! With a lot of Australia’s population currently in lockdown, I’m sure there are parents who are celebrating that they don’t have to create book week costumes for once! And I’m equally sure that there are lots of