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More than just grammar

The lifelong work of a teacher fascinated by language, learning, linguistics, neuroscience and assessment, Gramatica aims to reverse the age-old dislike of grammar and instead re-makes it into something altogether innovative, simple, relevant and fun.

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Students on track for record-breaking Word Mania

Australian students are putting their spelling skills to the test in LiteracyPlanet’s Word Mania. As part of this year’s challenge, over one million games have already been played, with students spelling 20 million words correctly so far.

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Word Mania spelling competition returns

Australian students are invited to put their spelling skills to the test, as schools around the nation prepare to take part in Word Mania, a free online spelling competition with a prize-pool of over $350,000.

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Enhancing literacy

At Tyndale Christian School in Adelaide, LiteracyPlanet’s comprehensive e-learning program is helping to develop English literacy skills and improve student engagement. Read more

Phonics-first test not the answer

Acknowledging and respecting that children are capable and confident learners, Professor of English Curriculum and Literacies Education at Griffith University and experienced classroom teacher, Beryl Exley, says we don’t need a phonics-first and nationally mandated synthetic phonics check in the early years.

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