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Teaching Resources and Ideas

 

Interacting through Reading Series

Interacting through Reading No 1: Grandma's Treasured Shoes

Before, during and after reading strategies linked to writing.

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Interacting through Reading No 2: Mallee Sky

Before, during and after reading strategies linked to writing.

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Interacting through Reading No 3: The Deep

Before, during and after reading strategies linked to writing.

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Interacting through Reading No 4: Soup Off! Challenge 

Before, during and after reading strategies linked to writing.

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Interacting through Reading No 5: This Small Blue Dot

Before, during and after reading strategies linked to writing.

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Interacting though Reading No 6: Not Cute

Before, during and after reading strategies linked to writing.

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Interacting through Reading No 7: The Shack that Dad Built

Before, during and after reading strategies linked to writing.

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Indulging in Poetry Series

Indulging in Poetry No 1: Setting the Scene

Before, during and after reading activities linked to writing poetry.

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Indulging in Poetry No 2: The Great Realisation

Before, during and after reading activities linked to writing poetry.

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Indulging in Poetry No 3: The Beach

Before, during and after reading activities linked to writing poetry.

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Indulging in Poetry No 4: (I Am) A Line in the Sand

Before, during and after reading activities linked to writing poetry.

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Assessment Resource Series

Assessment Resource No 1

Designing Assessment for Composing Texts

The first in the series for designing formative assessment to support writing.
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Assessment Resource No 2

What is my purpose when composing text?

The second in the series on assessing and designing teaching on text purpose.

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Assessment Resource No 3

Developing subject matter when composing texts

The third in the series on assessing and designing learning on subject matter.
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Assessment Resource No 4

Interacting with an audience when composing texts

The fourth in the series on assessing and designing teaching focusing on interpersonal choices.

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Assessment Resource No 5

Developing well organised cohesive        texts

The fifth in the series on assessing and designing teaching focusing on well organised cohesive texts.

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Focus on text purpose series

Understanding a writers' purpose 

Strategies for reading a range of texts with a similar purpose to support writing and talk about text and purpose.

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What's my purpose? Planning for writing. 

Strategies for planning writing and how to consider the relationship between text purpose and other choices. 

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Criteria for assessing the purpose of writing

Use this table to compare the craft of describing settings within a broader narrative text or adapt for other contexts.

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Additional resources

Using grammar to link reading and writing

Deconstruct model texts to develop choices at the clause level for supporting students to make choices as writers.
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From speaking to writing: Identity texts

Speaking and listening strategies to build on oral language structures and vocabulary to support the move towards writing.
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Student reflection on writing choices

Reflection sheet or interview to identify knowledge about language and metalanguage used by students after composing.

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Interacting with Anzac Day picture books

Tips and discussion questions for engaging with books related to Anzac Day.

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Lists of books / texts

Picture books on natural disasters

Take a look at this book list on topics such as fire, flood, drought and earthquakes.

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Picture books on cultural diversity

These books include diverse voices, languages and cultural practices for creating inclusive classrooms.
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Great descriptions of narrative settings

This list of novels and picture books provides great examples of setting descriptions for modelling writing.

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Picture books for learning about Anzac Day

Extensive list of picture books  for a range of ages when commemorating Anzac Day.

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Picture Books on the Refugee Experience

Picture books for use in Refugee Week or anytime, for teaching English and History content.

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Poetry Texts List

An abundance of poetry: List of poems and collections ranging from anthologies to picture books and podcasts.

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Videos

Jointly Constructing a Text in Class https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WByszvdMWm4

 

The use of Mentor Texts in the Context of Natural Disasters (PETAA 2020 Leading with Literacy Conference: Highlights) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPgSjFeQO_I

 

Teaching Writing: Persuasive Texts (PETAA 2022 PETAA Literacy Resources Portal for Early Career Teachers) https://www.petaa.edu.au/litportal/Resources-for-Curriculum/Lower-primary/Writing/Independent-writing/Video_teaching_writing_persuasivetexts.aspx

 

Teaching Writing: Informative Texts (PETAA 2022 PETAA Literacy Resources Portal for Early Career Teachers) https://www.petaa.edu.au/litportal/Resources-for-Curriculum/Lower-primary/Writing/Independent-writing/Video_teaching_writing_informativetexts.aspx

 

Teaching Modelled Writing  (PETAA 2022 PETAA Literacy Resources Portal for Early Career Teachers) https://www.petaa.edu.au/litportal/Resources-for-Curriculum/Lower-primary/Writing/Independent-writing/Video_teaching_modelled_writing.aspx

 

Teaching Independent Writing  (PETAA 2022 PETAA Literacy Resources Portal for Early Career Teachers) https://www.petaa.edu.au/litportal/Resources-for-Curriculum/Lower-primary/Writing/Independent-writing/Video_teaching_independent_writing.aspx

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