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The Text Express

The Text Express

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The Text Express toolkit helps to support the transition from oral to written language. Using an explicit approach, The Text Express teaches the macrostructure and microstructure of 8 text types using icons, graphic organisers, explicit lessons and model texts.  


Designed for students from K-6 and older children with limited language skills, non-English speaking backgrounds, or students with disabilities, The Text Express can be used by teachers, speech pathologists, education assistants, and parents or volunteers (under teacher supervision).


The Text Express pack includes:

  • A comprehensive easy to follow teaching guide
  • 9 icon packs for narrative, persuasive, personal recount, historical recount, biographical report, information report, instructional text, procedural retell structures 
  • 134 palm-sized icons for the above features
  • 4 narrative rulers for editing
  • 10 exciting theme-based problem-resolution narratives with pictures, differentiated scripts, comprehension questions and text analysis
  • 34 A3 write-on-wipe-off story boards and graphic orgnsiers for all genres
  • 34 A3 write-on-wipe-off text planners for writing across the genres
  • Access to The Text Express companion website with access to electronic copies of all resources, training videos and additional fully editable explicit teaching lesson PowerPoints for use in the classroom
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