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  • A different kind of brilliant

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    These book notes are an A4, two page download and provide some teaching ideas to be used in conjunction with the book, A Different Kind of Brilliant, by Louise Cummins. This book will help children understand what autism is and will also help children to better understand and support autistic classmates or siblings. This book is available online at https://adifferentkindofbrilliant.com

     

  • 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.

  • Assessment Checklist

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    This checklist supports teachers to consider assessment against the guidelines for effective assessment practices from NESA. In addition there is a grid to assist in designing effective assessment tasks for English. Suitable for use with all stages.

  • Assessment quadrant

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    The assessment quadrant is a very simple tool.   After students’ current reading levels have been determined and compared with data from previous benchmarking, this grid can be used to map the students into the four quadrants.  The purpose is to raise awareness of student progress and promote careful discussion on how to differentiate the teaching to meet the vastly different needs of each group.  It looks simple but it can lead to very powerful conversations in year and stage level teams.

  • Beginning, middle and end

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    This template, for drawing and writing about the beginning, middle and end of a story that students have read or are planning to write, needs no instructions. A useful tool for all grades.

  • Calendar maths activity

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

  • Character

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

  • Cultural celebrations

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    These cultural celebration dates are based on the terms and weeks listed in the NSW school calendar. Teachers can take the opportunity to add any cultural dates related to the students in their class. This information enables teachers to differentiate the program – ensuring  lessons are specifically suited to the class.

  • Effective maths lesson plan

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    This A4 downloadable template comes with one page, which unpacks each component of an effective maths lesson and a second blank table to use as you plan your maths lesson. Appropriate for all grades.

  • Effective questions

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    Asking questions that lead students to further learning requires thought by teachers. Here is a chart to raise awareness about what makes a effective question.

  • English block: daily outline

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    The NSW English K-6 Syllabus has responding and composing as its key processes.  It helps to rethink our traditional reading and writing times as responding and composing in order to address the range of mandated texts – spoken, print, visual and digital.

  • Fact or fiction sort

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    This resource contains a blank template to make a fact or fiction sort. It is suitable for use with any students. There is also a written sort for use with the book, The truth about penguins.

  • Learning to read

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    This diagram is a useful tool for teachers who are planning their learning intention for modelled or guided reading sessions. It outlines the sources of information readers use as well as the strategic behaviours that readers develop in order to become effective readers.

  • Literacy block planning template

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    This literacy block planning template covers one week and is easy to use. It includes modeled and guided reading, writing, speaking and listening. There is space to include a spelling focus and handwriting. This template enables you to plan a week at a glance on one page.

  • Maths picture books

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    Here is a list of the picture books TRIO has collected  to use for teaching maths. It is a list of TRIO’s favourites and they are a great ‘hook’ to engage students in exploring maths concepts.

  • Moon festival

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    The Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival is a Chinese celebration which traditionally marks the end of the harvest season. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Lunar calendar each year and is the second largest Chinese celebration after Chinese New Year. In addition to China, the Moon Festival is celebrated by Chinese communities around the world. South-East Asian countries such as Vietnam, Singapore, Laos and Malaysia have very large Chinese communities. This set of three lessons looks at aspects of the Moon Festival and is suitable for K-6.