English


English at Majura Primary School is taught using the Australian Curriculum. Teaching and learning within this area at our school is underpinned by a set of beliefs, developed with and by our classroom teachers.

‘At Majura, we believe in fostering a love of reading. It is an essential skill for life that empowers students to access information and communicate effectively.

We teach writing to empower and enable students to communicate and share their voice. Therefore, we believe that it should be taught and celebrated in an engaging, meaningful, accessible and challenging way.’

USEFUL RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

The links below are useful programs which can be used to supplement reading and writing skills from home. Some sites will require a login, which you may need to create. Some classes may already be using some of these programs, please check with your child’s classroom teacher if you are unsure.

Link/program

Description

What it will help with

Suggested Age Range

A great website for accessing a range of free levelled online books.


Watch this video to find out more.

  • Reading fluency
  • Comprehension

P-6

Use your ACT public library membership to  access free audio books and magazines.

  • Reading fluency

P-6


Topmarks gives children the opportunity to learn online, through safe, fun and engaging games and activities.

  • Phonics
  • Punctuation
  • Words and spelling
  • Reading
  • Writing

P-6

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated and award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more.

  • Reading

P-4

Engage and motivate your class with exciting story starters and writing ideas every day of the year.

  • Writing
  • Sentences
  • Grammar/punctuation

2-6

(This is an American based site)

The Unite for Literacy organisation is run by educators and writers who want to bring the joy of reading to every home. They have published almost 200 digital books in the free library and have narrations available in multiple languages.

  • Reading

K-2

(This is an American based site)

ReadTheory provides high quality reading comprehension practice to students of all levels.

  • Reading
  • Comprehension

K-6

A diverse range of learning games, your child will have a blast building essential skills in maths, reading, writing, digital literacy, and more.

  • Grammar

K-6

PAID PROGRAM

ABC Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.

And it really works!

Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.

  • Reading
  • Phonics

K-2