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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 […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #11

I See a Kookaburra! By Steve Jenkins and Robin Page   Learn how these animals and many others grow and thrive in very different environments.   A big shout out to my colleagues at Winchelsea Primary School, Victoria. This term we have been collaborating to plan and implement a Steve Jenkins Author Study. Steve writes […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #10

The Tiny Star By Mem Fox and Freya Blackwood Once upon a time, although this happens all the time, a tiny star fell to earth . . . This touching and timeless story combines, for the first time, the talents of world-renowned author Mem Fox with the heart-warming illustrations of Freya Blackwood. These two luminaries […]