The Bear Who Wouldn't Share-lesson plan and resources

The Bear Who Wouldn't Share-lesson plan and resources

This resource is a lesson plan, worksheets and Notebook for the book, The Bear Who Wouldn't Share by Jonathan Allen. It outlines two simple activities to follow a shared reading of the story. The activities focus on the skills of comprehension, fine motor cutting and pasting and connecting texts to student's lives. The activities are designed for preschool and Kindergarten transition but could be used as independent literacy group activities for late Kindergarten students.
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The Snail's Spell-L3 'Reading To' Lesson.

The Snail's Spell-L3 'Reading To' Lesson.

This Kindergarten writing lesson sequence is informed by a L3 approach. It uses the award winning picture book, The Snail's Spell by Joanne Ryder. The lesson sequence includes L3 'Reading To' procedures 1, 2 and 3. Procedure 3 provides a writing 'responding to text' activity that incorporates drama/yoga. The NSW Syllabus outcomes and content this lesson sequence addresses, are highlighted. This lesson sequence could be used even if a L3 approach to literacy is not implemented at your school.
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There's a sea in my bedroom-Kindergarten L3 'Reading To' lesson

There's a sea in my bedroom-Kindergarten L3 'Reading To' lesson

This Kindergarten writing lesson sequence is informed by a L3 approach. It uses the award winning picture book 'There's a sea in my bedroom' by Margaret Wild. The lesson sequence includes L3 'Reading To' procedures 1, 2 and 3. It provides links to quality online versions of the text.Procedure 3 provides a differentiated writing 'responding to text' activity. The NSW Syllabus outcomes and content this lesson sequence addresses, are highlighted. This lesson sequence could be used even if a L3 approach to literacy is not implemented at your school.
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Social Story-I keep my hands to myself.

Social Story-I keep my hands to myself.

This social story is about keeping hands to yourself. It is targeted at primary age students. It addresses the way a student can keep their hands to themselves throughout the school day. It covers morning lines, floor time, desk work, lunch time, free play and lining up. Use this social story as a whole class presentation. Print a copy for the class library or send it home for further independent practice.
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Aboriginal Identity -Research an Indigenous Australian

Aboriginal Identity -Research an Indigenous Australian

This resource supports students to research an Indigenous Australian and make a PowerPoint presentation (or other format) about their research. A selection of famous Indigenous Australians from a range of fields are provided for initial discussion. A 'questions to answer'page is provided to scaffold the student's research. A modelled example about fast bowler Eddie Gilbert is also provided.
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My Place in Space Worksheet

My Place in Space Worksheet

This lesson and worksheet are inspired by the picture book -My Place in space by Sally and Robin Hirst. In this book Henry Wilson and his sister Rosie know exactly where they live - and not just the street, the town and the country. To the astonishment of the bus driver, Henry and Rosie are able to give their complete address, right down to their hemisphere, their planet, their solar system - and beyond. They know their place in space. This book will enthrall children and awaken their curiosity about the Universe. This lesson asks students to describe their place in space. They describe where they live using the words and pictures provided-street,suburb, state, country, planet, solar system, arm of universe and universe. Use the Publisher document to adjust images to match your context. The first page provides answers, the second page is the student worksheet and the third page is the images to cut and paste on the worksheet.
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Aboriginal Story-Wayamba the Turtle

Aboriginal Story-Wayamba the Turtle

This Aboriginal story (language group unknown) is a creation story about turtles. It is in PowerPoint format. Use this story to provide an Aboriginal perspective in literacy. The title slide references the source of the story. The final slide provides a link to an animated version of the story of Wayamba (Wayambeh). Compare representations of the story. Ask students to make their own representation.
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The Tale of Despereaux-Text Introduction and Theme Activities

The Tale of Despereaux-Text Introduction and Theme Activities

This 17 page PowerPoint presentation provides front loading activities to introduce and elicit prior knowledge about the text 'The Tale of Despereaux 'by Kate Dicamillo. It provides multiple activities to explore the themes of betrayal and nonconformity. Use the activities as they are or be inspired and adapt them for your unique context.
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'This Is Not My Hat' Kindergarten L3 Writing Lesson Sequence

'This Is Not My Hat' Kindergarten L3 Writing Lesson Sequence

This Kindergarten writing lesson sequence is informed by a L3 approach. It uses the award winning picture book 'This Is Not My Hat' by Jon Klasson. The lesson sequence includes 'L3 Reading To' procedures 1, 2 and 3. Procedure 3 provides three 'responding to' text activities. The NSW Syllabus outcomes and content this lesson sequence addresses, are highlighted. This lesson sequence could be used even if your school has not implemented a L3 approach to literacy. Support and extension activities for two of the tasks are provided.
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2,3,5,10 x Multiplication Facts Homework Worksheets

2,3,5,10 x Multiplication Facts Homework Worksheets

A single page worksheet for the 2,3, 5 and 10 x multiplication facts. This homework activity practice skills of repeated addition and multiplication facts in a variety of representations. The worksheets also uses the look, say, cover, write, check format to build automaticity.
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Kindergarten/Early Stage 1 Assessment Rubrics

Kindergarten/Early Stage 1 Assessment Rubrics

A collection of English and mathematics assessment rubrics addressing outcomes for NSW Early Stage One content. Devise teaching activities to address the content and assess students from work samples or observations of student engagement during these activities. Alternatively, devise assessment tasks which show aptitude for the content. Record student achievement on the assessment rubric. Keep a copy of the rubric in student’s journals/workbooks or in an assessment folder.
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Early Stage 1 Volume Assessment Rubric

Early Stage 1 Volume Assessment Rubric

This assessment rubric addresses outcomes for NSW Early Stage One mathematics volume content. Devise teaching activities to address the volume content and assess students from work samples or observations of student engagement during these activities. Alternatively, devise assessment tasks which show aptitude for the content. Record student achievement on the assessment rubric. Keep a copy of the volume assessment rubric in student’s mathematics journals/workbooks or in an assessment folder
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Rubric to assess the creation of a picture book

Rubric to assess the creation of a picture book

This assessment rubric is used to explicitly state and assess against success criteria for students writing and illustrating a picture book. A Word file is provided so criteria can be changed for specific contexts and year levels. Print double-sided as there is room for teacher comments on the second page. Alternatively get students to use the rubric to self assess or peer assess.
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Eddie Gilbert-A Great Australian Indigenous Fast Bowler

Eddie Gilbert-A Great Australian Indigenous Fast Bowler

This 6 page PowerPoint presentation introduces the relatively unknown and unacknowledged Indigenous Australian fast bowler, Eddie Gilbert. Use this presentation as a model for students to research and create their own presentation about an Indigenous Australian who is worthy of more recognition. This is an appropriate Reconciliation Week activity or an activity to address Aboriginal perspectives in the English curriculum.
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Phonics Worksheets

Phonics Worksheets

These two and three tiered differentiated phonics worksheets address all the digraphs and trigraphs of sounds taught to the end of Stage 1. Notebooks for Set 3 and 4 are also included. They can be used as an independent activity after whole class instruction or as an independent literacy group activity. The worksheets contain a phonics, vocabulary, handwriting and writing component. Students need to be introduced to the digraph and vocabulary containing the sound. They can then complete the worksheet by matching the vocab to the corresponding image and then write the word in the ‘word shape’ box. Students form the letters that represent the sound in a large ‘rainbow writing’ format and a smaller format on the lines provided. The final line on the worksheet is space for students to use the vocabulary to write a simple sentence. The worksheets are differentiated. The support worksheet does not require students to engage in the more controlled fine motor handwriting on the lines. Students could be extended by adding more words containing the sound around the ‘rainbow writing’.
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The first Australians and the settlers: An exposition writing prompt

The first Australians and the settlers: An exposition writing prompt

The first Australians and the settlers: An exposition writing prompt allows students to write an argument about whether the Aboriginal clans of the Sydney region had the right to engage in resistance against the settlers . This writing prompt uses the resistance provided by Aboriginal warriors such as Pemulwuy and Windradyne . Students are asked to respond to the question 'Some people say that Aboriginal warriors such as Pemulwuy and Windradyne were pests who had no right to fight for their land settled by the colonists'. Eight points to support the first Australians engaging in resistance are provided. Students can research this topic further using resources such as 'First Australians' series http://www.sbs.com.au/firstaustralians/ .
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10x Multiplication Fact Homework

10x Multiplication Fact Homework

A single page worksheet for the 10x multiplication facts. The homework sheet practice skills of repeated addition and multiplication facts in a variety of representations. The homework worksheet also uses the look, say, cover, write, check format to build automaticity.
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5x Multiplication Facts Homework

5x Multiplication Facts Homework

A single page worksheet for the 5x multiplication facts. The homework sheet practice skills of repeated addition and multiplication facts in a variety of representations. The homework worksheet also uses the look, say, cover, write, check format to build automaticity.
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2 x Multiplication Facts Homework

2 x Multiplication Facts Homework

A single page worksheet for the 2x multiplication facts. The homework sheet practice skills of repeated addition and multiplication facts in a variety of representations. The homework worksheet also uses the look, say, cover, write, check format to build automaticity.
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Recycling Posters for Whole School Sustainability Education

Recycling Posters for Whole School Sustainability Education

A series of four recycling posters to teach students how to sort their school rubbish. The posters represent landfill, paper and cardboard, soft plastics and mixed containers. Each poster contains images of rubbish students are likely to encounter in a primary school setting and a brief description of each kind of rubbish. The posters are specifically designed to be attached to school recycling bins to remind students how to sort their playground rubbish. Yet they can also be displayed in classrooms or around school as a part of a sustainability education program.
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