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?
This weekend is set to be a very cold one – we are expecting minus temperatures overnight! I do like this time of year, it means lots of time spent inside with the fire going. It makes me start to dream of what it would be like to have a White Christmas. Here in Australia,… Read More Christmas in July Sale!
I have been a Teacher/Author on Teachers Pay Teachers for a few years now. I started after my school started a big push for improving literacy and using the Super Six. It helped me soooo much! I found resources that I could use in my classroom, the very next day. I knew that the resources… Read More The Benefits of Teachers Pay Teachers
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!
If you live North of the Equator, you might be nearing the end of your school year. Personally, my year is still “warming up”. I have just started Term 2 for 2017. But, my colleagues in the USA are starting to think about how they can end the year on a positive note, and keep… Read More How to End the Year like a Boss!
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
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