Scaffolding Literacy with Misty Adoniou

Key takeaways from this whole day professional learning session:

  • Why don’t students meet year 9 literacy benchmarks – they write as they speak
  • By year 9 a student needs a really deep language reservoir – as educators we need to give them the opportunity to fill that reservoir – by giving them more language
  • We do the basics well – celebrate that – and move on the the more complex
  • Slow down – go deeper – don’t need to go back to basics – need complexity
  • Differentiate instruction so all can access same content – rigour

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