Literacy and Numeracy - A to Z
(1) A packaged approach of differentiated sheets to cater for students requiring
additional support (via literacy and/or numeracy scaffolding) as well as challenging
activities for those students needing extension (via multi-step problems involving
critical and creative thinking skills).
(2) Deliberate mix of curriculum content/skills across literacy/numeracy/science/HASS,
with an emphasis on a thematic approach to engage students rather than a focus
on specific skills/topic areas. This encourages students to apply their
knowledge/skill set across a number of different scenarios and discourages
students from compartmentalising their learning.
(3) Mix of answering styles, including multiple-choice (like NAPLAN),
short answer and mathematical calculations.
(4) Use of cognitive verbs.
(5) Incorporation of reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation skills as needed for NAPLAN.
(6) Data analysis questions.
(7) Clear format with a defined marking scheme or automatic marking for ease of use.
(8) Perfect for use as homework sheets and as classroom activities for different ability levels.
(9)All three versions of the sheet could be used differently across a number of year levels depending on students’ needs.
(10) They are very suitable in traditional learning environments but also appropriate for a multi-age, high-top or home-schooling situation.