Teacher Article by Zoe Kaskamanidis

For many of Australia’s regional and rural schools, accessing reading material can be tricky, and finding culturally relevant resources that connect students in remote communities with home languages and culture can be even more challenging.

Clyde Fenton Primary School in Katherine, Northern Territory, is working to bridge this literacy gap for students in remote communities through programs such as Walking Talking Texts – focusing on the oral teaching of English as an additional language/dialect (EAL/D) alongside written English – and with support and culturally appropriate resources (including texts in language) from the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF).

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