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Learning Blocks for Literacy and Numeracy — Occasional Teachers

Learning Blocks for Literacy and Numeracy

This article, from the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat’s ‘Reasearch into Practice’ series discusses the importance of having 100-120 minute blocks for literacy learning and 60-70 minute blocks for numeracy learning. Emphasis is placed on the fact that learning blocks allow for differentiated learning. The author also suggests tips for planning a classroom timetable in addition to outlining a sample instructional sequence for learning blocks.

Learning Blocks for Literacy and Numeracy