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Ripper Reading Resources - Rigorous teaching resources for higher order thinking
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What a beautiful picture book :)
"The Heart of a Whale" by Anna Pignataro
"The Heart of a Whale" by Anna Pignataro
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"The Heart of a Whale" by Anna Pignataro
I don't often review books on my blog, but tonight I had the absolute pleasure of losing myself in the magical language and illustrations within Anna Pignataro 's gorgeous new picture book, The heart of a whale . This book is a useful addition for those stu...
"The Heart of a Whale" by Anna Pignataro
"The Heart of a Whale" by Anna Pignataro
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Check out my latest blog post where I share a project I am working on to develop hands-on approaches for teaching phonemic awareness and phonics :).
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Teaching phonemic awareness and phonics - the hands-on way!
I have been having fun putting together some hands-on phonemic awareness and phonics sets for our classes.  I started purchasing some mini objects and then sorted them into their major vowel sound groups - both short and long vowel sounds. This is a work in...
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I Do Not Like Books Anymore by Daisy Hirst (2018) Read Aloud
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Constructions and representations of disasters
Today I am sharing something that has perplexed me for some years.  I do not have the answers, but I do have the wonderings... Adventures in Thinking :  creative thinking & co-operative talk in small groups  by Joan Dalton was published in 1985.  For a pre-...
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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...
Mentor texts for letter writing
Mentor texts for letter writing
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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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