Murray Gadd Reads “Haere – Farewell, Jack, Farewell” for Year 3 – 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 “Haere – Farewell, Jack, Farewell” by Tim Tipene. This video is primarily aimed at Year 3 – 8 students.  “Haere – Farewell, Jack, Farewell” – Purpose: The purpose for this lesson is for … Read More

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What Do Teachers Do After You Leave School for Year 3-6 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 “What Do Teachers Do After YOU Leave School?” by Anne Bowen. This writing lesson is primarily aimed at Year 3-6 students, though it could also be undertaken with junior students and could certainly … Read More

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Murray Gadd Writes a Senses Poem about “My Holidays” for Year 1-8 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray talk about his holidays and write a ‘senses poem’ based on this talk. This video could be used with any group of Year 1 – 8 students. It would obviously need to be adapted for junior students.  … Read More

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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 … 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 … Read More

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Free Sample: Murray Gadd Reads & Writes from “Library Mouse” for Year 3 – 6 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray reading “Library Mouse” by Daniel Kirk and thinking about writing as a result of the reading. This video is primarily aimed at Year 3 – 6 students. It was originally broadcast by Murray on YouTube during the Covid-19 lockdown (March & April … Read More

Free Sample: Murray Gadd Reads & Writes from “Our Granny” 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 “Our Granny” written by Margaret Wild. This video is primarily aimed at Year 2-4 students. It was originally broadcast by Murray on YouTube during the Covid-19 lockdown (March & April 2020) “Our Granny” – Purpose: The purpose for … Read More

Murray Gadd Reads “Sunday Chutney” for Year 4 – 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 “Sunday Chutney” by Aaron Blabey. This video is primarily aimed at Year 4 – 8 students.  “Sunday Chutney” – Purpose: The purpose for this lesson is just for students to have fun with … Read More

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Murray Gadd Reads & Writes from “When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry…” for Year 1-2 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 “When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry…” written and illustrated by Molly Bang. This video is primarily aimed at Year 1-2 students.   “When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry…” – Purpose: … Read More

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Murray Gadd Writes About Kangaroos for Year 1 – 2 students

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In this episode of ‘Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd’, we watch Murray writing about kangaroos, using information from an illustration. This video is primarily aimed at Year 1 – 2 students. It was originally broadcast by Murray on YouTube during the Covid-19 lockdown (March & April 2020) Kangaroos – … Read More

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