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Performing the Dreaming: A Dreamtime Play

Performing the Dreaming: A Dreamtime Play

Get your acting pants on for this fun, dreaming-inspired play! Use the Performing the Dreaming Resource Bundle to engage your students in a study of the dreaming and its significance to Indigenous Australians! Australian Curriculum Links: ACHASSK083 This resource is delivered as a 13 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Playscript for dreaming-inspired play: Why the Bat has No Friends, containing 10 speaking roles ✓ 'Why the Bat has No Friends' extension worksheet ✓ 'Dust Echoes' story evaluation worksheet ✓ Unique Aussie Animals worksheet ✓ Performance Invitation template Purchase Issue 29 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag.
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Worksheet - clauses, fragments and sentences (ideal for NAPLAN or literacy tutoring)

Worksheet - clauses, fragments and sentences (ideal for NAPLAN or literacy tutoring)

Do you have students who constantly use fragments (incomplete sentences) in their writing? Do you want a resource that will teach students about clauses, sentences, and fragments so that you have a shared language when it comes to providing feedback at drafting time? If so, this may be the resource for you. This worksheet can be used as a one on one tutoring resource. Alternatively, you can take activities from here to use as fast finishers or homework activities. You could even put this into a PowerPoint for a NAPLAN preparation lesson. The first section of this worksheet includes explanations and examples of: independent, co-ordinant and dependent clauses. It also has a section about embedded clauses and how they can be an effective tool for writers. It also features a lot of activities to test students understanding of what they have learned. The second section of the worksheet looks at the requirements of sentences. It includes examples of the following types of sentence: simple, compound and complex. The information is interspersed with activities to check for understanding. The final section of the worksheet introduces students to fragments and why they are nonsensical and detrimental to your writing. This is followed by a writing activity (students are given a list of key points to turn into a newspaper article). It also includes editing prompts at the end which helps students to refine their initial story.
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Worksheet - Joining words (conjunctions) and adverbs (ideal for NAPLAN or tutoring)

Worksheet - Joining words (conjunctions) and adverbs (ideal for NAPLAN or tutoring)

Do you have students whose writing lacks cohesion because they just can't seem to connect their ideas together? The first half of this resource explains conjunctions and has a table of the different kids which could be printed as a poster for the classroom or given to the students as a handout to consult when drafting their work. Do you have students who don't know the various parts of speech e.g. adverbs? Are you approaching NAPLAN and want a way to save yourself some time while still having a quality resource to use in your classroom? If so, this may be the resource for you. This worksheet can be used as a one on one tutoring resource. Alternatively, you can take activities from here to use as fast finishers or homework activities. You could even put this into a PowerPoint for a NAPLAN preparation lesson. This worksheet includes explanations and examples. It also features a lot of activities to test students understanding of what they have learned. It also includes an extended reading activity (of a news article) at the bottom which challenges students to find all the conjunctions and adverbs in the text and explain the effect these vocabulary choices have on the reader.
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Parts of speech worksheet - Verbs (ideal for NAPLAN or tutoring)

Parts of speech worksheet - Verbs (ideal for NAPLAN or tutoring)

Do you have students who don't know the various parts of speech e.g. nouns, verbs and adjectives? Do you want a resource that looks at explains verbs and tense to your students? If so, this may be the resource for you. This worksheet can be used as a one on one tutoring resource. Alternatively, you can take activities from here to use as fast finishers or homework activities. You could even put this into a PowerPoint for a NAPLAN preparation lesson. This worksheet includes explanations and examples. It also features a lot of activities to test students understanding of what they have learned.
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Punctuation - commas (ideal for NAPLAN, tutoring and homework tasks)

Punctuation - commas (ideal for NAPLAN, tutoring and homework tasks)

Do you have students who don't know when to use a comma? Do you want a resource that looks at the rules around when to, and when not to, utilise a comma in your writing? If so, this may be the resource for you. This worksheet can be used as a one on one tutoring resource. Alternatively, you can take activities from here to use as fast finishers or homework activities. You could even put this into a PowerPoint for a NAPLAN preparation lesson. This worksheet includes explanations and examples. It also features a lot of activities to test students understanding of what they have learned. Suitable for upper primary and high school students.
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Literature Lab:  The Rabbits - Guided Writing Task Worksheet

Literature Lab: The Rabbits - Guided Writing Task Worksheet

This stand-alone lesson for STUDENTS 13-14 years includes a 2-page handout and detailed teacher instructions. Students compose a structured, critical essay based on the award winning picture book The Rabbits, by John Marsden and Shaun Tan. Contains links to Australian national and NSW curricula. This resource is part of The Rabbits: Complete 8-Week Program Value Bundle. www.literature-lab.com
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Literature Lab:  The Rabbits - Narrative Analysis Worksheet

Literature Lab: The Rabbits - Narrative Analysis Worksheet

This stand-alone lesson for STUDENTS 13-14 years includes a printable handout and detailed teacher instructions. Students explore the narrative structure and literary techniques used in the award winning picture book The Rabbits, by John Marsden and Shaun Tan. Contains links to Australian national and NSW curricula. This resource is part of The Rabbits: Complete 8-Week Program Value Bundle. www.literature-lab.com
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Literature Lab:  The Rabbits - Front Cover Analysis Worksheet

Literature Lab: The Rabbits - Front Cover Analysis Worksheet

This stand-alone lesson for STUDENTS 13-14 years includes a printable handout and detailed teacher instructions. Students analyse the front cover of the award winning picture book The Rabbits, by John Marsden and Shaun Tan. Contains links to Australian national & NSW curricula. This resource is part of The Rabbits: Complete 8-Week Program Value Bundle. www.literature-lab.com
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Literature Lab:  The Rabbits - Complete 8-Week Program Value Bundle

Literature Lab: The Rabbits - Complete 8-Week Program Value Bundle

The Rabbits by John Marsden & Shaun Tan is an award-winning and convention defying picture book describing the colonisation of Australia from the Aboriginal perspective. For STUDENTS 13-14 years. This massive 26-page unit includes a comprehensive 8-page program outline AND our 4 Worksheets (Analysing Visual Techniques, Front Cover Analysis, Narrative Analysis & Guided Writing Task). Contains detailed links to Australian national, NSW, UK (KS3) and USA (CCSS) curricula. www.literature-lab.com
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Literature Lab:  The Rabbits - Analysing Visual Techniques Worksheet

Literature Lab: The Rabbits - Analysing Visual Techniques Worksheet

This stand-alone lesson for STUDENTS 13-14 years includes a 2-page handout and detailed teacher instructions. Students explore visual techniques used in the award winning picture book The Rabbits, by John Marsden and Shaun Tan. Contains links to Australian national & NSW curricula. This resource is part of The Rabbits: Complete 8-Week Program Value Bundle. www.literature-lab.com
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The Adventures of Sajo and her Beaver People Reading Comprehension

The Adventures of Sajo and her Beaver People Reading Comprehension

In this Canadian classic, you will read about an Ojibwa brother and sister, 11-year old Sajo and 14-year-old Shapian, and their adorable pet beavers, Chilawee and Chikanee. One spring day, Sajo's father rescues two baby beavers from an otter attack and brings them home to their village. After one of the beavers must be traded for food, Sajo and Shapian set off to see if they can buy him back. Travelling by canoe and by train, they face various challenges on their trip to the City. They employ skills they have learned from their Ojibwa elders, and are also helped by a Missionary, American tourists, and an Irish policeman. Written in the style of old-fashioned classics like ‘Heidi’, this original tale by the renowned British-Canadian conservationist known as ‘Grey Owl’ is both informative and touching. Rich and reportedly accurate descriptions of the Eastern Canadian wilderness provide the backdrop to a story of caring people who triumph in their efforts to reunite two baby beavers with their family. Illustrations by the author provide added entertainment, as well as a glossary of Ojibwa terms. The book is divided into 23 chapters. Write your own definitions, answer reading comprehension questions, and research 22 topics (ranging from how otters and beavers hunt and eat, to how elevators and steamboats work). For each of these activities, you may go into great detail, or just scratch the surface – the material is adaptable to different students. Enjoy a trip into the past with a sincere story-teller and lovable characters! Research topics: Jacques Cartier, Ojibwa tea, beaver dams and lodges, how otters hunt, feeding human food to wildlife, Ojibwa/European trade, what beavers eat in the wild, what instinct is, the Hudson’s Bay Company, birch bark canoes, what ‘portage’ means, forest fires, steamboats, who are the Ojibwa, Native American spiritual beliefs, animals in zoos versus in the wild, travelling by train in Canada (in the past), how elevators work, the importance of saying thank you, what bannock is, autumn around the world, how dangerous wolves really are. Bonus! This title includes a set of Canadian Wilderness themed notebooking pages.
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