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  • Bears in the night

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    Maths matters are book notes but for a book you can use in Maths. They  have been written to support teachers in selecting key teaching points from texts they choose to use in Maths.

  • Domino Maths

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    Explore addition and subtraction using dominoes. A selection of activities and a template suitable for students in Kindergarten and year 1.

  • The gruffalo

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    The Gruffalo is a much loved and familiar story for many children. It is a great text to use with beginning readers in kindergarten and year one. The big ideas addressed in these teaching notes include: stories can be imaginary, authors create imaginary characters and playing with language makes reading enjoyable.

  • Poetry pack

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    Do you find teaching poetry daunting? If so then this Poetry Pack may be a useful resource for you. This A4 download comprises an introduction to teaching poetry. The poetic devices and poetic forms mentioned in the NSW English syllabus K-6 are unpacked. A number of step-by-step sheets guide you and your students to produce a variety of poems.

  • The very cranky bear

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    Beginning readers in kindergarten will love revisiting this favourite preschool book now they are readers. Teachers can explore the big ideas that authors create characters to tell a story and a narrative has a beginning, middle and end. Also download the noun and adjective sort from resources which contains a blank template and a sort to use with this text.

  • Emu

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    Emu is a hybrid text which includes both narrative and informative text. As such it provides teachers with a great way to discuss with students how the text has different text structures and language features when an author’s purpose changes. These teaching notes have been written with year three and four students in mind.

  • If I was prime minister

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    These book notes for the book, If I was prime minister, unpack teaching ideas for reading and responding to the text as well as composing. They have been designed for students in years five and six. The teaching notes encourage discussion about big issues facing Australia. This is a great book to make connections to history as well.

     

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  • Paper portaits

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    Using a variety of paper scraps and techniques such as curling, twisting and folding paper, students K-2 create their own faces in coloured paper.

  • Piggybook

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    Piggybook by Anthony Browne is a classic children’s picture book. There are lots of big ideas such as gender issues to be explored through this text. These lesson notes focus on how words and images work together to achieve the author’s purpose and have been written for students in years three to six.

  • Calendar maths activity

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    A maths activity for all grades based on the number patterns in a calendar month.

  • Cocoon

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    These book notes for the book, Cocoon by Aura Parker unpack teaching ideas for reading and responding to the text as well as composing. They have been designed for students in years 1 and 2. They address the big idea of patience, perseverance and friendship.

     

  • The short story of a fox and mouse

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    This six-minute short animated film tells the story of unlikely friends. These film notes unpack how the teacher can teach to English outcomes that deal with the big idea of understanding and appreciating  characters without language and the author’s message that friends support each other. These film notes have been written with students in years 3 and 4 in mind.

     

  • Peggy

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    Peggy tells the story of a brave little hen who is blown out of her safe home in the suburbs by a big gust of wind. These book notes have been written with kindergarten outcomes and explore narrative structure and how characters are developed within a story.

  • This is not my hat

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    These book notes provide a teaching sequence for English lessons using the book, This is not my hat.  The lessons have been written with students in years one and two in mind and examine the big idea that the author’s message can be conveyed through words and images.

  • Millie loves ants

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    Millie loves ants, has a simple storyline and clear illustrations that tell the story of Millie, an echidna, out searching for ants. Jackie French uses rhyming words, repetition, beautiful descriptive language and an interesting font to tell this story.This Book Note has been written for Kindergarten and explores early reading and writing behaviours. The text is read on You Tube so these lessons could be taught using the You Tube reading of the book.

  • I’m just no good at rhyming…St 2

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    Two poems from the book, I’m just no good at rhyming and other nonsense  by Chris Harris have been selected for this Poetry Picks which provides teaching ideas for the poems: ‘The one-eyed Orr’, a fun play on words and ‘My dessert tummy.’ The lessons have been designed for students in years 3 and 4.