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What the Heck is the Super Six?

What the Heck is the Super Six? Simply put, the Super Six are 6 simple, yet powerful strategies to help readers navigate and understand a text. The Super Six are, in no particular order, Making Connections, Monitoring, Predicting, Questioning, Visualising and Summarising. When these six, super easy to implement strategies are used while teaching, they… Read More What the Heck is the Super Six?

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20 Questions to Help You Get Back on Track

In the next few months, my school, like every other in my state, will be preparing their School Plan for the next three years. As with any type of planning, we have a set of guidelines that the Government and Education Department want us to follow and stick to. As part of the executive team… Read More 20 Questions to Help You Get Back on Track

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Why the Super Six is the Best Thing Ever!

The Super Six is simply the best set of strategies to use while teaching any subject, to any age group, ever! This seems like a BIG statement, but in my humble opinion, it is true. I was introduced to the Super Six a number of year ago, and since starting on the journey, I haven’t… Read More Why the Super Six is the Best Thing Ever!

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Surprising Ways to use the Super Six

Using the Super Six comprehension strategies has many benefits beyond understanding text. I use the Super Six strategies in multiple ways with my classes. This week I return to work after the Easter holidays. At the very end of last term, my Year 12 students completed their Half Yearly Exams. This entails the students completing… Read More Surprising Ways to use the Super Six

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10 Ways to use the Super Six in Music – Summarising

This post has been a long time in the making. I started this series on using the Super Six in the music classroom quite a while ago, and sadly I got distracted. It was however, always my intention to finish the series with a post on Summarising. The skill of summarising is something that every… Read More 10 Ways to use the Super Six in Music – Summarising

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Help your students perform better with CHIRRP

This post is all about celebrating success. This is my 100th post, and I have recently gained 600 followers on Teachers Pay Teachers! I know that these are not big numbers for some people out there, but I am truly happy with the progress that I have made on this little journey into the world… Read More Help your students perform better with CHIRRP

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10 Ways to use the Super Six in Music – Visualising

It’s hard to believe, but I started my own Super Six journey over 4 years ago! Since then, I have regularly used these strategies in my own music classroom. My most favourite of the Super Six would have to be Visualising. As a very “visual” person, I “see” things where other people would not. My… Read More 10 Ways to use the Super Six in Music – Visualising