This is the perfect text to use with students to illustrate how the modes can work together to shape meaning.  If the students don't know the story, read the words first without looking at the pictures. Then re-read using the pictures and words and discuss how the meaning has changed.

This is the perfect text to use with students to illustrate how the modes can work together to shape meaning. If the students don't know the story, read the words first without looking at the pictures. Then re-read using the pictures and words and discuss how the meaning has changed.

Look for the connections between this book and many Dr Seuss classics....

Look for the connections between this book and many Dr Seuss classics....

Noni the Pony by Alison Lester. This reading could be used to address ENe-1A, by especially focussing on the final four content points in the outcome. http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/english/english-k10/content/857/

Noni the Pony by Alison Lester. This reading could be used to address ENe-1A, by especially focussing on the final four content points in the outcome. http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/english/english-k10/content/857/

Students love this book because they can find a little bit of themself reflected in the characters. Use as a companion to Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley.

Students love this book because they can find a little bit of themself reflected in the characters. Use as a companion to Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley.

The Foggy Foggy Forest by Nick Sharret. As he often does, Sharret plays with the phrase 'Foggy foggy forest'. This is a good text for developing prediction skills ES1 and S1. Nice use of repetition and the reference to fairy tales will help teachers teach students that texts connect to each other.

The Foggy Foggy Forest by Nick Sharret. As he often does, Sharret plays with the phrase 'Foggy foggy forest'. This is a good text for developing prediction skills ES1 and S1. Nice use of repetition and the reference to fairy tales will help teachers teach students that texts connect to each other.

Sharing our stories, this site contains 6 Aboriginal dreaming stories. They are presented as either spoken or film texts.

Sharing our stories, this site contains 6 Aboriginal dreaming stories. They are presented as either spoken or film texts.

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns by  Hena Khan and Mehrdokht Amini. This is a beautiful rhyming text, which would be perfect for exploring creative language features for Early Stage 1.

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns by Hena Khan and Mehrdokht Amini. This is a beautiful rhyming text, which would be perfect for exploring creative language features for Early Stage 1.

Starting School is a beautiful representation of the first day of Kindergarten. A must for pre-schools and ES1 classes alike.

Starting School is a beautiful representation of the first day of Kindergarten. A must for pre-schools and ES1 classes alike.

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