Staff Room Displays

Mastery Learning Folders manage the spaced retrieval practice of classroom learning. In 2021, Nicola Carr-White  completed a research MEd aligning the process used by the folders with evidence-informed research in strategies of desirable difficulty. Her thesis was examined by Drs Bjork, Sweller and Hattie and passed without amendments by Edith Cowan University, Perth. Nicola provides complementary training via Zoom to schools interested in learning about how Mastery Learning Folders can support differentiated, cumulative practice of classroom instruction. Schools within Australia can also request product samples for staff room display and discussion.

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Mastery Learning Folder School Sample

Mastery Learning Folder

Interested school administrators (principals, deputy principals, learning area co-ordinators) are invited to order a Mastery Learning Folder sample. Other school staff may request a sample, however, it must be posted to a member of the school admin team before being passed on. Thank you for your understanding.

A demonstration of the new Mastery Learning Folder strategy is available via a dedicated webinar, scheduled according to school needs (duration, day & time).


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Handmade Mastery Learning Folder Class Kit

I’ve spent plenty of years gathering the separate supplies to make mastery learning folders but these days those gold library pockets are becoming harder and harder to find! I’ve gathered everything you need to create your own handmade folders into the one class kit (28 folders) for less than $3 per student. They are bright blue and come with photocopy masters, pockets and labels. The folders are also set up with 8 pockets to utilise the new mastery learning folder strategy.

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Here’s a video to show you what’s in the kit:

Using the Mastery Learning Folder has been a wonderful experience for my child. She looks forward to the Friday tests. I think this program should be included in every school curriculum as it makes children learn words a lot faster.” Rayan, Parent

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Phonological Awareness Screeners

Phonological Awareness assessments are usually long and involved. Sometimes all that is needed for formative assessment is a quick snapshot. These one page PA screeners may be handy as we head into report writing, just as a quick tool to gather evidence of student progress in literacy skills. After you’ve used them, please let me know in the comments below how you went !

Join the Flashcard Club for access to other free Australian content. Use the Flashcard Club content in a Mastery Learning Folder to support your struggling students.

See also my post on Screening Tools & Standardised Tests.


Word Level Quick Screener

Syllable Level Quick Screener

Onset Rime Quick Screener

Phoneme Level Quick Screener A

Phoneme Level Quick Screener B

See links to Phonological Awareness Diagnostic Tools


“For those who use the Mastery Learning Folders the results are excellent. The folder is well constructed and can be reused for several years. Flashcards are age appropriate and open ended. The editable template is an excellent resource. We enjoy our experience with the Mastery Learning Folders and will continue to use them.” Judy, Teacher

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Quick PA Screener Sample

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Handmade Class Kit

Take a look at what’s in the Handmade Class Kit that has all you’ll need to create 28 Mastery Learning Folders for less than $3 per student:

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