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Ripper Reading Resources - Rigorous teaching resources for higher order thinking
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Text sets: Australian Aboriginal Identity 1
If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I love text sets. That is, picture books or junior novels that come together, sometimes eclectically, that have similar themes or teachings. I have been putting this blog post together for s...

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Refugee Week 2017: "With courage let us all combine"
Refugee Week is celebrated in Australia between 18 - 24 June 2017.  As Refugee Week draws to a close for another year, I thought it important to share some children's and young adult/youth literature about refugees and the courage it takes them to survive. ...

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Mentor texts for letter writing
Letter writing is a terrific way to encourage children to write, particularly if they are writing for a real purpose and a real audience. As part of modelled or collaborative writing, teachers could work with the students to compose letters to the Administr...

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How about you? "I'm Australian Too" by Mem Fox giveaway
What journeys we have travelled, from countries near and far! Together now, we live in peace, beneath the Southern Star.   Mem Fox's latest picture book, "I'm Australian Too" is a celebration of Australia's cultural diversity.   Touching on themes around Au...

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We go together - "The Cow Tripped Over the Moon" and "Eddie Frogbert"
"The Cow Tripped Over the Moon" by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood, is a hilarious innovation on the original nursery rhyme.   This version is a terrific tale of courage , persistence and resilience , which integrates maths (through the sequencing...

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What do you do when you have students who do not celebrate Easter?
It's happened to most of us...you plan wonderful Easter Art and Craft and picture book activities and then you find out that one or more students in your class does not celebrate Easter. What do you do? There are four books featured in this post that have s...

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Australian Dinosaurs - with freebies and three giveaways
Hi everyone When my son was little he just dug dinosaurs in a major way.  Today I am going to review a new picture book published by Magabala Books titled, " Return of the Dinosaurs " by Bronwyn Houston.   I am also going to link to dinosaur freebies from s...

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Australian Dinosaurs - with freebies and three giveaways
Hi everyone When my son was little he just dug dinosaurs in a major way.  Today I am going to review a new picture book published by Magabala Books titled, " Return of the Dinosaurs " by Bronwyn Houston.   I am also going to link to dinosaur freebies from s...

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A new resource for "Sugarplum and the Unicorn" by Julia Donaldson
I just love text sets and I just love Julia Donaldson's picture books, so when I came across " Sugarplum and the Unicorn " I just could not wait to make a reading comprehension resource for it.  You can preview that resource by clicking on the red hyperlink...

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"Budburra's Garden", "I'm a Hungry Dinosaur" and a freebie
Recently I blogged about picture books that have been recently published that feature food. You can read that blog post here .  I will post a section of my review of " Budburra's Garden " for those who missed the previous post: What's terrific about this pi...
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