TomTom- Tom Tom provides a rich source of literature-based learning for children. For non-Indigenous students, it provides the opportunity to see the great commonalities that exist between Indigenous children and themselves, and also develop an understanding of the differences which exist in the ways people live. For Indigenous children, it provides the opportunity to see their own life brought to the page; a chance to see themselves in literature
Indigenous Literature #ozengchat for 31/7/2013 (Storify by vivimat78) In this chat session, we had special guest @anitaheiss to share her insights on Indigenous Literature and great texts to try for the new Australian Curriculum.
My Place by Nadia Wheatley, illustrated by Donna Rawlins, the 20th birthday edition. A delightful children’s classic, My Place depicts the history of one particular piece of land in Sydney from 1788 to 1988 through the stories of the various children who have lived there. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales: http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/record=b2653048~S2
20 pages of activities and guidance notes to identify the point of view in a text . (Australian Curriculum No ACELY1675) Students use the story of Fantastic Mr Fox to identify the point of view in a text and suggest alternative points of view.
This text could be used to explore how movement is represented in literature. Glenda Millard has used rhyme to create a sense of movement. The visuals are dynamic and both the horse and environment visually display movement. Syllabus reference EN2-7B -contents points under 'understand and apply language forms and features' (BOS 2012)
OOP The River A picture storybook set in China. Contrasts traditional and contemporary China through the eyes of a young girl who goes on a quest.This resource aligns to the Australian Curriculum for English at Years 5 Drawing on the power of the imagination, The River presents characterisation (resourcefulness, determination, resolve) and life in China (religion, ways of living) in words and pictures to provide a rich reading experience.