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  • Starting School – Kindergarten Unit

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    Teaching Kindergarten at the start of the year can be challenging. Students come expecting to learn to read. They are excited but also unsure in a new environment. This unit addresses first reading steps, starting with student’s reading  their names, sharing stories and learning school routines. It has been written for the first few weeks of school and contains assessment tasks, writing worksheets and a template for individual alphabet books.

  • Memory Unit

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    This is an example of the TRIO programming proforma in use.  This is not a complete unit but shows how the teaching ideas are linked directly to content, how the ideas are sequenced to suit the class and how the assessment is integrated into the learning activities.

    It is NOT perfect.  It is just an attempt to show you how straight forward programming should be.

  • Resilience unit stage 2

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    The key texts for this unit are: Cyclone by Jackie French and Bruce Whately, Circle by Jeannie Baker, Bureau of Meteorology website and a video about the godwit bird. This unit has been written for Stage 2 (years 3 and 4). The big idea is resilience. The idea is that people are resilient, that communities bond and help each other and that normal life will return. It is a positive hopeful idea in times when children may be traumatised.

  • Point of view

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    This English unit for stage 1 students uses the texts, Penguin Problems by Lane Smith, I’m the best by Lucy Cousins, My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald and Freya Blackwood and the poem: Back to School Blues’ by Bobbi Katz to explore point of view.

  • Starting the year – Stage 2

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    This unit is designed for the start of a new school year. Its focus is to create a community of learners by establishing clear routines for the literacy session, introducing reflective practice and embedding formative assessment into daily lessons. The central purpose of this unit is to build a sense of reading for enjoyment. As wide a range of texts as possible should be read and discussed.
    The unit should incorporate introductions to each other, sharing routines, classroom organisation, expectations for behaviour and learning and English syllabus content that supports classroom routines and organisation.

  • Poetry Stage 1

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    This two week English unit looks at five poems: Hop a little jump a little (Author unknown), Jiggle, wiggle and giggle by Pamela Chanko (In Pick a poem by Helen H Moore and friends, My sister by Margaret Mahy and Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy, Eating Blueberries by Sandra Olson Liatsos (in Read a rhyme, write a rhyme by Jack Prelutsky) and Row, row, row your boat (Nursery rhyme) with Row, row, row your boat by Matt Shanks. It can be used to teach features of poetry such as short lines, white spaces, repetition, rhyme, rhythm and introduce alliteration.

  • Starting the year – Stage 3

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    This unit is designed for the start of a new school year. Its focus is to create a community of learners by establishing clear routines for the literacy session, introducing reflective practice and embedding formative assessment into daily lessons. The central purpose of this unit is to build a sense of reading for enjoyment. As wide a range of texts as possible should be read and discussed.
    The unit should incorporate introductions to each other, sharing routines, classroom organisation, expectations for behaviour and learning and English syllabus content that supports classroom routines and organisation.