My new books have been released! They’re designed to help primary school students prepare for the upcoming NAPLAN Language Conventions tests.
NAPLAN – the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy – is a set of assessment tests run in all Australian schools each May. The tests cover basic English and maths skills: see the official website at http://www.nap.edu.au/naplan/naplan.html
I’ve written the Language Conventions books for years 3 and 5. Published by Pascal Press, the books include brief, easy-to-understand explanations, plus the opportunity for students to practise and apply the concepts. Practise tests are presented in the actual NAPLAN style, making it less daunting when the dreaded day arrives! Each book includes:
- a pre-test, to pinpoint areas of weakness that may require further attention;
- sections focusing on spelling, grammar and punctuation, each with a mini test;
- a sample NAPLAN-style test for timed practice.
The books are available at books stores, department stores, online book stores, and various newsagents. They can also be bought directly through Pascal Press, along with others in the Back to Basics series: http://www.pascalpress.com.au/naplan/
They’re a handy resource for teachers. They’re also popular with parents. They books are a great way to share the learning experience with your kids … know what they’re up to … maybe learn a thing or two along the way … Especially if you’re like me, and grew up in a time when grammar wasn’t taught much at schools!
As NAPLAN is just around the corner, I’m running a book giveaway. This is only for Australian residents. To enter, click on the comments box below and tell me which book you’re interested in – the year 3 book or the year 5 book. I’ll pick two names at random (one for each book). I’ll announce the winner in the comments section on March 25. Good luck!