Update on Murray Gadd Literacy Term 3 2020

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Kia ora koutou, I do hope you’ve all had a great break, getting yourself ready to take on the challenges of the final term.  Yes, it’s been a difficult year hasn’t it, especially for those of us who live in Auckland.  But, as a professional community, I think we’ve done very well.  We’ve taken risks, we’ve found new ways of … Read More

Murray Talks: Topic & Task Selection

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In this episode of “Murray Talks”, Dr Murray Gadd talks about Topic & Task Selection and discusses: How do I devise topics and tasks for instructional writing? How do I ensure that they are meaningful and purposeful for students? Where do my topics and tasks come from? Do I involve my students in topic and task selection? How do I … Read More

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Murray Talks: Purposes Text Types and Audiences

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In this episode of “Murray Talks”, Dr Murray Gadd talks about Purposes, Text Types and Audiences and discusses: What purposes for writing and text-types should my students be covering? How do I get my students to reflect on purpose, text-type and audience when exploring a writing task? How do I ensure coverage of writing purposes and text-types over time without … Read More

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Murray Talks: Teaching Approaches

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In this episode of “Murray Talks”, Dr Murray Gadd talks about Teaching Approaches and discusses: Language Experience Teacher Writing Shared Writing Guided Writing Independent Writing It is supplemented by downloadable teacher notes. Download the Teacher Notes PDF here  Murray Talks Video

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Murray Gadd reads “How Do You Feel?” for NE & Year 1 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Motivation and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “How Do You Feel?” written and illustrated by Anthony Browne. This video is primarily aimed at NE-Yr.1 students.   “How Do You Feel?” – Purpose: The purpose for this lesson is for students to write about a feeling that … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads “Down the Back of the Chair” for Year 2-4 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “Down the Back of the Chair” written by Margaret Mahy and illustrated by Polly Dunbar. This video is primarily aimed at Year 2-4 students.  “Down the Back of the Chair” – Purpose: The purpose for this lesson is … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads ‘Treasure Box’ for Year 5-8 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Motivation and Achievement in Writing with Dr Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading and writing from “The Treasure Box” by Margaret Wild and Freya Blackwood. This video is primarily aimed at Year 5 – 8 students.  “The Treasure Box” – Purpose: The purpose for this lesson is for students to select and write about … Read More

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Launch Of Annual Membership for Online PLD Subscription Resource

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Kia ora tatou, I’m very excited Our new subscription product called: Annual Membership for Online PLD – “Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd” – is now available. Yay! I have geared myself up to this for a long time now, and it’s great to be able to finally present this resource to the world.  I … Read More

Murray Talks: Scheduling a Writing Programme

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In this episode of “Murray Talks”, Dr Murray Gadd talks about issues pertaining to scheduling a writing programme, including: How regularly should my students be writing? How often should I be teaching writing to my students? What are the two principal components of a writing programme? It is supplemented by downloadable teacher notes. Download the Teacher Notes PDF here    … Read More

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