Same Text- Different Formats

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TRIO has been interested in the English unit being planned for a Kindergarten class at a nearby Primary School. The students will look at the Gruffalo book by Julia Donaldson and Axel  Scheffler and then explore the text as a  film with the added dimensions of music and animation. They will then attend the play at the Riverside Theatre Parramatta. Text selection is an important aspect of the Australian Curriculum. The emphasis is on using quality texts in the classroom and this modern classic is a great text set for Kindergarten to explore. It will be interesting for the students to discuss the differences between each multimodal presentation. Theatre visits are always exciting. How special to see the play of the book they have been reading in class. I will update this post as the unit unfolds.