Tag Archive: Year 4


This video contains two clips from reading conferences in 4NB. By involving the students in assessing their own work using the Writing Continuum, Nicky has empowered these two students to think about and discuss who they are as writers. The second clip shows that teachers often need to help students to make the connections between what they would normally say about their writing and the language of the writing continuum.

There is a question at the end of the video. It would be wonderful to hear about your approaches to getting students really involved in the assessment of their writing…

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Listen to the way these students explain what they are doing and invite other people into their learning by being so articulate, expressive, honest and confident. Which conceptual understandings are these kids displaying?

Making it Clear

I really like the way that Year 4 produce this document:

At first, I thought this was just for teachers! It makes the transdisciplinary links clear and, from the perspective of language, shows the natural way that language arts connects with units of inquiry. I also really like how it shows the way that the same key concepts will be used to inquire into language.