Teacher’s notes, activity sheets and craft ideas based on Kylie Howarth’s award winning picture books and Fish Kid chapter book series.
Teaching ideas for this gentle story about family memories and buttons.
Bedtime, Daddy! Teaching notes contains: Book sharing ideas, activities linked to the West Australian school curriculum, colouring pages, word searches, mazes and much much more.
Classroom ideas for this beloved tale of a small rhinoceros with big dreams, from award-winning author/illustrator team Meg McKinlay & Leila Rudge. Themes include bravery, adventure, resourcefulness and family.
Read the book? Publisher Fremantle Press has prepared some fun and interesting ways to talk about what you thought if it.
Read the book? Publisher Fremantle Press have put together some fun ways to talk about what you learned.
Unleash your imagination with ‘The Incurable Imagination’ teaching notes and activities.
Classroom ideas and activity suggestions for Ten Tiny Things, by Meg McKinlay & Kyle Hughes-Odgers. Themes include environment, nature, sustainability, mindfulness, slow-living.
Ideas for exploring alongside Cristy Burne’s children’s novel, To The Lighthouse. Set on Rottnest Island.
Ideas for exploring alongside Cristy Burne’s children’s novel, Off The Track. Set on WA’s Bibbulmun Track
Perfect for kids who can’t get out and about – learn about the lives of Aussie Kids in all our wonderful Australian States and Territories! But especially our glorious West. Meet Eve in the Outback! Yes, we are going back to Nowhere and this time cousin Will is coming to stay.
Classroom activities and discussion questions for Meg McKinlay’s whimsical chapter book “Bella and the Wandering House”. Themes include adventure, imagination, family, and houses that like to walk around at night!
Homonyms ahoy! Teaching resources for Meg McKinlay and Nathaniel Eckstrom’s duckish tale of farmyard misadventure. Stimulus questions, activities and more.
Is this intriguing man who he claims to be? Are his ripping yarns the concoction of a charlatan? Is he, as skeptics claim, the greatest liar on earth? A variety of activities and questions based around the concept of persuasive language in historical narratives.
Teaching ideas for the picture book Meet Mary MacKillop.
Just because you can’t spell, doesn’t mean you can’t write! Teaching resources and activities to accompany this fantastic book about dyslexia and creativity. Includes a video about the interesting process with which the illustrations for ‘My Storee’ were made.
Teacher’s guide and activities for the book “Simpson and his Donkey” which traces the story of a man and his donkey and a strange twist of fate that brought two boyhood friends together one last time.
Teacher’s guide and activities based on the book, “Midnight – The Story of a Light Horse”, and one of the last great cavalry charges in history during WW1.
Investigate historical concepts and ideas with critical and creative thinking activities. Links to topics in Australian history and the curriculum in learning areas of English and HASS
Activities and Teacher’s Notes linked to the book’s text and illustrations and highlights points for discussion. Teacher’s Notes for the book about an elusive and mysterious gold reef that holds a significant place in Australian folklore. Contains maps and clues to one of the world’s great mysteries.
Teaching guide for middle grade fantasy adventure novel, Alex and the Alpacas Save the World
Discussion questions and classroom activities for the palindromic picture book “Drawn Onward” by Meg McKinlay & Andrew Frazer. Themes include emotional well-being and intelligence, optimism, resilience.
The Teaching Guides for Norman Jorgensen’s picture books and novels are included in his website have been created by practicing professionals. They have been used successfully by many teachers to increase the reading pleasure and provide vital background to the historical times he writes about.
Dedication, daring and discovery! Ever wanted to find the answer to BIG questions? Or dreamed of inventing the Next Big Thing? Well now you can download the FREE 32 page comic book, and teaching notes, for some super fun science times!
Teaching ideas for this heart-warming story of a golden-eyed dog set in war-time Western Australia.
Teaching resources for exploring WWI, Anzac Day, soldiers, animal mascots and the Light Horse Regiment
Study guide and activities for “The Book of stone”. Themes of geological wonder, solitude, special memories and places.
Activities related to the verse novel, Roses are Blue, by Sally Murphy
Teaching ideas for Pearl Verses the World, by Sally Murphy
Teaching ideas for the picture book Do Not Forget Australia.
Classroom ideas for the children’s novel, Looking Up.
An extensive set of activities for the verse novel, Pearl Verses the World, linked to the year 3 curriculum, but adaptable to other year levels.
Sally Murphy will share learning ideas, blog posts, Facebook live, Skype and more through her website for four weeks in April and May.
Teaching notes for guided discussion around Meg McKinlay’s middle-grade novel “Catch A Falling Star”, a coming-of-age story about hope, science and falling spaceships.
Teaching resources and discussion questions for Meg McKinlay’s middle-grade novel “Surface Tension”, an atmospheric mystery/adventure set near a drowned town and evoking questions around history, family and place.
Teaching resources for exploring WWI, soldier stories and family members who remained, behind as well as lighthouses and local history
Teaching resources for an exciting quest novel set in Papua New Guinea, linking to the ancient practice of ‘shark-calling’.
Teaching resource for a WWII picture book exploring Australian war history, differing viewpoints and common humanity along the Kokoda Track in 1942.
Teaching resources for exploring WWI, Spanish Influenza, suffragettes, nursing, WWI hospitals and Anzac Day
Learning ideas based on the verse novel Toppling, by Sally Murphy.
Ideas for teaching 1915. Linked to the year 6 curriculum, but adaptable to other year levels.
Teaching resources and discussion questions for Meg McKinlay’s multi-award-winning novel “A Single Stone”, a challenging and thought provoking story raising questions around gender, power and conformity.
Study Guide with Language and Literacy activities for “Boomerang and Bat”. Relevant in curriculum areas: Arts (Language and Literacy, Visual Literacy, Creative Arts); and Studies of Society & Environment (Themes, and Values).
Notes and activities which capture both the adventure and the mythical nature of the life of Jandamarra. Linked to the book with relevance in areas of Language and Literacy, Visual Literacy, Creative Arts and Indigenous History and Culture.
Activities and Study Notes exploring topics relevant to the Australian National Curriculum. Teacher’s notes about a book that became a National Treasure and contained the “secrets to happiness” such as the importance of friendship, kindness, compassion, generosity, loyalty, faith, courage and hard work.
Moonwalkers. Dream astronaut dreams, and celebrate Australia’s role in one of humanity’s greatest achievements
Teen / Young Adult Teaching about empathy and cyberbullying, based on Nadia L King’s novel “Jenna’s Truth”.