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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

  • 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.

  • Animal Sort

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    This English resource is a sorting activity with four categories designed for Kindergarten.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • Flip book

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

  • 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.