Thanks to Wendy Cowey for putting together our latest teaching notes, for the 'The Snake and the Boy' by Azmin Sebastian. If you are working with young children (Kindergarten and Year 1), we hope you will enjoy teaching this story.
The text notes offered for August are written for Fox, a picture book written by Margaret Wild for Primary and Middle School students, with strong illustrations by Ron Brooks.
Earlier this year Wendy Cowey visited Tennant Creek Primary School and observed teachers Tracey Sant and Paul McLoughlin working on Colin Thiele’s ‘Pannikin and Pinta’. Wendy writes:
Check out our new teaching notes for 'Call it Courage' by Armstrong Sperry. This story (which has also been published under the name ‘The boy who was afraid’) is based on a Polynesian legend about a boy who feared the sea because of a trauma he suffered as a small child.
Helen Harper and Bronwyn Parkin are presenting a workshop The 'So What' Factor at the Australian Literacy Educators' Conference in Darwin in July. We know of several ALPAA members attending. If you will be there, look out for us and say hello.
This month the text notes are for Owl Babies, written by Martin Waddell, and illustrated by Patrick Benson. Be moved! Also new on the website is a Spelling record, available for download.
This month we feature Woodenbong Central School, a K-12 school located on land that lies within the Githabul Nation, in northern New South Wales.
Our new notes are up. This time we bring you notes for 'Louise Builds a House', a delightful book for young children. Enjoy!
The South Australian Accelerated Literacy Program developed a number of Fact Sheets for their schools. As well as describing the professional learning pathway, and clarifying the roles of consultants, teachers and the school principal in ensuring a quality program, three fact sheets might be of use...
The fourth and final workshop in the ALPAA Twilight Series was posted on Wednesday 9th April. This workshop and the accompanying materials are available to ALPAA members. Once you have logged in, you will see the new post under the Professional Development heading.