From Susan Stephenson (aka The Book Chook) with a twist from me...

Harper Collins US has two reading posters free to download. One is an ABC of literature, featuring characters like P for Paddington, U for Ugly Duckling and I for One and Only Ivan (mostly US books but lovely graphics). The other Fly Away with Books, a balloon filled with book covers

And the twist? Download this version which does have many US titles, and challenge the students to come up with more familiar characters, not necessarily Australian but perhaps with a lean towards that. Maybe M could be the Muddle-Headed Wombat or the Magic Pudding??? Or Madeline or even Milly-Molly-Mandy!

Or extend the students' literature repertoire by introducing them to the characters in this version.

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Primary Connections: Light Shows

  • TLF-IDS7084
This comprehensive teacher resource explores the properties of light through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Reflection, absorption and refraction of light, and consideration of how humans use light, are investigated using hands-on activities. Eight structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit.