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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 […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #9

I Wish That I Had Duck Feet By Dr Seuss A young boy weighs the pros and cons of possessing various animal appendages–such as a duck’s feet, a deer’s antlers, a whale’s spout, an elephant’s trunk, and a long, long tail–only to decide that he’s better off just being himself. A zany, insightful story that […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #8

Numerical Street Book by Antonia Pesenti and Hilary Bell ‘Starting with 1, begin in the park: Count up the street and get home before dark.’ From the creators of the bestselling Alphabetical Sydney comes a counting book set in a bright and quirky streetscape where there’s always something new to find. I am so incredibly […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #7

Into the Forest By Anthony Browne I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Jemima at her school and I am most appreciative of her willingness to share her teaching ideas.  Jemima introduced me to this engaging story, another book for my bookshelf. I love Jemima’s posts @jemluck Reading: This story provides the perfect opportunity […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #6

Pig the Tourist By Aaron Blabey View the book trailer Here Enjoy the read aloud  Here  This week I had to pleasure to collaborate with the Educators at Yarraville SDS! Thanks to everyone for professionalism and engagement in the Professional Learning sessions. We considered all the literacy learning opportunities for this text. In preparation for […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #5

Mix It Up By Hervé Tullet   A BIG shout out to Michael and Sarah Chapple for contributing ideas to this Take Away. I appreciate your generosity!   You can view the Mix It Up text here   Reading: This story provides the perfect opportunity to read aloud and respond to punctuation. Writing: I have […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #4

Lest We Forget By Kerry Brown A young boy visits his granddad and thinks about the important days in his life: his first day of school, playing soccer with his team, the day his baby sister was born. Yet through the illustrations the reader sees a parallel story of the grandfather’s experiences at war: wearing […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #3

Who Sank the Boat? By Pamela Allen Five animal friends decide to go for a row in the bay. Do you know who sank the boat?   A BIG thank you to Joel Brian and Carly White @misswhitesclassroom  for contributing ideas to this Take Away!   You can view the story here   Reading: This book […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #2

My Dad STILL thinks he’s funny By Katrina Germein Illustrations by Tom Jellett This series of books are fun to read and make you laugh! Story Box Library features the book – My Dad STILL thinks he’s funny! https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/stories/my-dad-thinks-hes-funny A BIG shout out to Courtney Trigg for contributing ideas to this Take Away! Reading: This […]