Sunshine Books is one of Australia's leading educational primary publishers that specialises in literacy resources in both digital and print. Sunshine Books has published over 2,000 titles for the beginning through to independent readers. These titles have been used in classrooms across Australia and around the world to help children learn to read and to develop a love of reading. Sunshine Books now also offers these successful programs in a digital format for use at school and at home.
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The Sea Of Writing Ideas: 10 Ways We Got Children Choosing Their Own Topics.
Some good ideas for getting students writing: https://literacyforpleasure.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/the-sea-of-writing-ideas-10-ways-we-got-children-choosing-their-own-topics/
Want to Raise Successful Kids? Neuroscience Says Read to Them Like This (but Most Parents Don't)
An interesting approach for reading to children that could be useful to share with parents. http://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/neuroscience-kids-success-parents-best-practices.html
Executive Skills and the Struggling Reader
A interesting article about how children's "executive skills" impact on how they learn to read: https://www.edutopia.org/article/executive-skills-struggling-reader-kelly-cartwright?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject
A useful article to add to your reading list for when you get back from the beach? https://www.edutopia.org/article/6-techniques-building-reading-skills-susan-barber?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
Happy New Year teachers! We at Sunshine are looking forward to bringing you some exciting new products and ideas in 2017. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your holidays.
25 Tips, Tricks and Techniques From Master Teachers - WeAreTeachers
There is bound to be at least one useful tip in here for everyone, even if the tip about teaching the way you drive may not be it. http://www.weareteachers.com/25-tips-tricks-techniques-master-teachers/?utm_source=WeAreTeachers&utm_medium=Article_Facebook&utm_campaign=Capella_1607
A New Read on Literacy: The 3 Keys to Building Lifelong Readers
A brief and interesting article on the keys to creating lifelong readers: http://www.waynecojournalbanner.com/online_features/community_cares/article_4df664f9-1765-5c5f-946d-b6ca8cbf4f13.html
Wendy Pye Publishing is proud to receive the "Best Resource in Export" Award at this year's New Zealand Content Counts Education Awards. The product is "Keywords", a pack of 76 readers written by Joy Cowley that is being used in China as an English language learning resource. http://www.booksellers.co.nz/book-news/awardsresidencies/new-zealand-content-counts-education-awards-2016-winners-named
Three Tools for Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
There are some interesting tools for all teachers in this article. As well as improving your students' critical thinking skills, the "Ladder of Inference" could also help you avoid road rage incidents. https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/11/06/three-tools-for-teaching-critical-thinking-and-problem-solving-skills/
The Digital Natives Myth
Here's an interesting ILA blog for all the "digital immigrants" out there: http://www.literacyworldwide.org/blog/literacy-daily/2016/10/26/the-digital-natives-myth?utm_source=TW-11012016&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ThisWeek&utm_content=Story-1
Great to see Sunshine Books New Zealand getting in behind the Life Education Trust's "Great Auckland Duck Race" on Saturday. Their entry in the race was named "Little Ray" but after his performance in the rapids section it was changed to "Eddy". Wishing everyone more luck in the Melbourne Cup Sweepstake tomorrow! http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/85873992/thousands-of-ducks-let-loose-on-wero-whitewater-park-in-auckland