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National Literacy and Numeracy Week


National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW)  is being held nationally ​from Monday 25th of August to Sunday 31st of August.

This is the second year National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW)  literacy activities will include the A Poem in Your Pocket activity to celebrate learning and literacy. To participate, students should write a poem in any form they choose. Then students keep the poem handy (in their pocket, diary, school bag on their iPhone or laptop) to read the poem to classmates, teachers and parents throughout this year’s NLNW. The poem can be in any form including haiku, diamante, cinquain or blank verse!

For inspiration why not start with the book that has been selected for this year’s Read for Australia, Sunday Chutney by Aaron Blabey? The book explores many themes such as friendship, self-reliance and the importance of family. This is a great place to start to think about your ideas for choosing a pocket poem topic.

 National Literacy & Numeracy Week isn’t only for the classroom – parents can get involved too. This NLNW website has information and tools you can use to continue learning at home. It is important that students are taught good literacy skills but it is also important to emphasise the joy of reading. Parents can help to teach their children about reading and writing and that they are fun.


To view the NLNW Website click here.

To view the NLNW Literacy activities click here.

To view the NLNW Numeracy activities click here.