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  • Talking chairs

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    This collection of cards encourages a variety of responses when students tell news. Cut up the question cards and distribute to the audience. The audience listens to see if the question has been answered. Put the yesterday, today and tomorrow cards on chairs and select students to sit on the chairs and use the card to retell in the correct tense.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Homophone Rummy

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    Explore homophones with your class using this pack of cards. The resources is a downloadable A4 resource.

  • 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.

  • Tracking text selections

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    Teachers in NSW schools are tracking the types of texts they use with students in order to meet the text requirements of the English Syllabus. This simple table will help teachers keep track of text selections that meet the content and text requirements of the NSW English K-6 syllabus as outlined on page 26 of the syllabus. This is an A4 word document.

  • License Plates

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    Two maths lessons based on using everyday objects, in this case license plates on cars, to apply mathematical understanding. Students will recognise and manipulate 3 digit numbers to identify the number before and after a given number. Suitable for students in grade 2 and above.

  • 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.

  • Poetry resources

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    This selection of poetry resources is just the set of resources that TRIO own and use. Some may be out of print and available only in libraries, others are current. This selection includes titles we mention in our presentations and some you may want to explore further.

  • Teaching reading in Kindergarten

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    Teaching Reading in Early Stage 1 is a priority. This resource categorises the comprehension strategies students need to learn in kindergarten using the Freebody and Luke labels of code breaker, meaning maker, text user and text analyst.  This download helps teachers unpack the strategies that students need in their toolbox to be effective readers.

  • 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.

  • Mashrabiya

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    Mashrabiya is a window enclosed with carved wood latticework. The latticework screens are commonly found in Middle Eastern countries, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and India. Mashrabiya were traditionally used in homes and palaces. In palaces it was used in some internal windows as a privacy screen. It allowed woman to be hidden from the men yet be able to hear and see the comings and goings of people in the palace. This unit is part of Trio’s Cultural Perspectives lesson series. It consists of four lessons, which are suitable for lower and upper primary grades and are particularly supportive for EAL students. The lessons can be taught in isolation or provide a cultural perspective when completing units on the Middle East, India, Morocco, Egypt, Persia, hot dry climates, architecture, privacy  or sustainable cooling techniques. All resources (lesson plans, online links, photographs and worksheets) are included.

  • Visual literacy posters

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    This set of ten A4 posters unpack some of the basic terms used to discuss the composition choices made by the composers of  visual images in picture books, art works, advertising, magazines, web sites, apps and digital resources. The vocabulary covered in the pack are the terms: vectors, salient image, gaze, colour, reading path, framing and borders, shot size, perspective, background and lighting. These posters support the teaching of visual literacy as outlined in the Australian Curriculum English.

  • Poetry pack

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    Do you find teaching poetry daunting? If so then this Poetry Pack may be a useful resource for you. This A4 download comprises an introduction to teaching poetry. The poetic devices and poetic forms mentioned in the NSW English syllabus K-6 are unpacked. A number of step-by-step sheets guide you and your students to produce a variety of poems.

  • 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

     

  • Chinese New Year

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    This unit is part of TRIO’s Cultural Perspectives lesson series.It consists of three lessons which are suitable for all grades, Kinder-grade 6. The lessons look at the lion and dragon dances which are significant aspects of the celebration of the Chinese New Year. The unit contains links to online resources and photos you can use to teach these lessons.