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  • Advance Australia fair

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    This Poetry Pick looks at the Australian National anthem.You can obtain an official copy of the national anthem by searching Australian National Anthem word sheet. There are a variety of You Tube clips with words and music. TRIO really loves the picture book version published by Angus and Robertson in 2011  because it is illustrated with  a number of Australian paintings –  but it may be available only through a library.

  • Analysing an advertisement

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    Understanding persuasive texts like advertisements is a life skill. This resource provides teachers and parents with a way of exploring adds and analysing the language used to persuade. Use with students in years 3-6.

  • Australian painter: Arthur Streeton

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    In this lesson the work of Arthur Streeton is viewed and discussed. Students then create a frame and use this frame to create a drawing.

  • 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.

  • Calendar maths activity

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

  • Chalk Boy

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    Chalk boy was shortlisted for the Children’s book of the year awards in 2019, so your school library will probably have a copy. The words and illustrations combine beautifully to create a thought-provoking book. A great text to explore the author’s message and a useful text for teaching the language of visual literacy. These book notes were written for students in years 5 and 6.

  • Character

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    This template may help students in reflecting on characters read about and in creating characters to write about.

  • 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.

     

  • Community art

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    The community art movement started in California and has taken off around the world. Looking at community art in your location is the focus of this art lesson. Students create art that could be displayed in around school or classroom.

  • Continuous line drawing

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    An art lesson on drawing using continuous line.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Flip book

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    Use the book, I went walking and create this flip book with students in Kindergarten.

  • Hello lighthouse

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    These book notes answer the question, ‘What will I teach?’ in English as I use the book, Hello Lighthouse which is written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall. The lessons have been written with students in years one and two in mind.

  • Humpty Dumpty

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    Humpty Dumpty is a favourite nursery rhyme and a great poem to explore with beginning readers to remind them that everyone is a reader and reading is fun. These lessons have been designed for kindergarten students.

     

  • I’m just no good at rhyming… St 3

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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 around the idea of appropriation. The lessons have been designed for students in years 5 and 6. The poems selected are: Two Roads: which is  compared with The road less travelled by Robert Frost and Jack Sprat (Updated): which is compared  with the nursery rhyme Jack Sprat.