Selecting books


I am really enjoying working with the Australian Curriculum and the NSW English Syllabus. I love the request in the rationale to use quality texts that students will enjoy! ENJOY! Can you believe it: Teachers are being asked to find and use a range of texts that children will enjoy and respond to. This is easy, even at a Kindergarten level. I was working with a school the other day as they planned a unit on families. I suggested including some texts about different sorts of families to be inclusive of different family set-ups and encourage discussion. The three books pictured are: The Family Book and It’s Okay to be Different both by Todd Parr and Who’s in a Family by Robert Skutch. Perhaps you and your class would enjoy these titles.