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Take Away Teaching Ideas #21

Apes to Zebras By Liz Brownlee, Sue Hardy- Dawson, Roger Stevens Yeah! Another new book on my shelf. Thank you to Kylie Watson for introducing me to this awesome book but also for creating these brilliant teaching ideas. I only added a couple of ideas. I am lucky to work with Kylie at Dana St […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #20

The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants By Philip Bunting View the story    Visit Phillip’s website: https://philipbunting.com/   The people I meet and collaborate with is a major bonus of my work. In this edition I have had the pleasure of collaborating with a friend from WA! We were lucky to meet at AISWA professional learning […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #19

The Pear in the Pear Tree. By Pamela Allen When John and Jane went out walking what did they see? They saw a pear in the pear tree. This humorous rhyming story tells of their attempts to reach the pear.         I am sure you will agree with me that Jazz has […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #18

The Heart and the Bottle By Oliver Jeffers   Once there was a girl whose life was filled with all the wonder of the world around her. Then one day something occurred that caused the girl to take her heart and put it in a safe place. However, after that it seemed that more things […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #17

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! By Mo Willems   You can view the story here   Jenny Kompa and I share a passion for books! Jenny and I are often chatting about our latest reading lists. I was so excited when Jenny agreed to collaborate and with her choice of book! Thanks Jenny […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #16

Counting on Frank By Rod Clement   I have had the absolute pleasure of collaborating with Bron Chalmers and Gerard Brick for several years now. They are both highly effective Learning Specialists at Forest St PS, with a passion for all things about learning and teaching.  I am most appreciative of their willingness to create […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #15

Some Dads… By Nick Bland You can view the story below: Check out the author’s profile to share with your students here Reading: This book links to reading with fluency, predicting, inferring, and making connections. Writing: This book lends itself to exploring character descriptions, patterns in writing, use of punctuation and rhyme to engage your […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #14

  Monkey Puzzle By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler The story revolves around a child-like monkey who has lost his mother in the deep, thick, hot jungle. The monkey is then assisted to find his mother by a butterfly, who tries to think of whereabouts in the jungle she might be.   You can view the story […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #13

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy By Lynley Dodd First published in 1983, this is the first in a series of books about the adventures of a scruffy dog ‘Hairy Maclary’. Rhyming, catchy and comical with brilliant characters and plots. And just so you know a ‘dairy’ in New Zealand is a corner shop. You can […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #12

Ten Minutes Tops! By Andrea Hillbrick and Kristin Humphreys One of the many advantages of my profession is the people I meet! Ten Minutes Tops is a collaboration with my dear friend Kristin who lives in Perth. The thinking and planning of this resource began over a coffee and a hot chocolate in a café […]