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  • A different kind of brilliant Grades 1 and 2

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    These book notes are an A4, two page download and provide some teaching ideas for students in years 1 and 2, 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

     

  • A different kind of brilliant Grades 3 and 4

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    These book notes are an A4, two page download and provide some teaching ideas for students in years 3 and 4, 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

  • Brilliant

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    This two-minute short animated film Brilliant is told from an autistic boy’s perspective and discusses how it’s our differences that make each of us brilliant in our own way. Explaining autism in a positive way, the book, A Different Kind of Brilliant by Louise Cummins and now the film, Brilliant, have resonated with many parents and children. It is a valuable resource for use in classrooms. These film notes unpack how the teacher can teach to English outcomes and discuss the big idea that we are all different and  all have personal strengths. These film notes have been written with students in years K-6 in mind.

     

  • Elkonin boxes

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    The pages in this resource can be used to establish this practice of segmenting words into sounds. Many teachers will be familiar with Elkonin boxes. These cards are used to establish the practice and then students can use this principle in their writing with boxes or even lines for each sound.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Girl on wire

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    These book notes for the book, Girl on wire, by Lucy Estella and Elise Hurst unpack teaching ideas for reading and responding to the text as well as composing. They have been designed for students in years 3 and 4.

  • 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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  • Knuffle Bunny

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    Knuffle Bunny won the Caldecott honour book award in 2005. These teaching notes have been designed to address teaching outcomes for early stage one (Kindergarten) and deal with big ideas such as families and loosing something special.

  • Lennie the legend

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    Lennie the Legend, written by Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder, examines big ideas such as how we learn through the story of our past. Students in years 4, 5 and 6 connect with this story of nine year old Lennie making his way, alone, on horse back from country Victoria to see the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

  • 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.

  • Name that number

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    Name that number is a card game develops fluency through applying different numerical operations. Here is our version of this card game for maths. This game and variations of it are suitable for students in stages two and three.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Poetic devices

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    It is easy to teach what you understand! This ready reference brings together in the one place some simple definitions and examples of poetic devices.

  • Poetic forms

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    This resource unpacks the features of different types of poems. It is an easy resource to use as you select different types of poems to read with your students. Understanding the features of different forms of poems will be helpful as students attempt to write poems.