Engage your Students at Home with Story Box Library!
16 Mar 2020
During this uncertain and unprecedented time, Story Box Library is working to support educators in continuing to provide a learning program to students in the cases of school closures and home isolation.
In doing so, we wanted to remind educators of the supplementary resources we provide that might assist during these circumstances.
SCHOOL SUBSCRIPTIONS ALSO ALLOW ACCESS FOR STUDENTS AT HOME AS WELL AS IN THE CLASSROOM. Simply provide families with the school viewer log-in details via email, your school newsletter or in conjunction with our pre-written letter to families.
In an effort to further engage children with our stories, we provide family subscribers, school subscribers and public library members with access to an Activity Time for each story.
Activity Time provides families and educators with an idea to further engage children with the themes and characters presented in the stories. They involve minimal preparation and are quite general, providing scope to adapt the activity to suit children of a variety of ages and abilities. Often with a focus on art or play, the activities promote an active, balanced lifestyle for young children and an opportunity for family members to connect.
Scroll to the bottom of each story page to find Activity Time for each story.
CLASSROOM IDEAS FOR EDUCATORS
Classroom Ideas are made accessible to educators with a Professional or School Subscription, providing practical discussion questions and activity ideas for further use of our stories in the Primary Classroom. Our Classroom Ideas are aligned with the content descriptions across the learning areas of English, Maths, Humanities, Science, Health and Physical Education, The Arts and Technologies, in addition to relevant General Capabilities and Cross-Curriculum Priorities.
Classroom Ideas are based on the unique themes, story structures and language features of each story, and are designed to provide a flexible and easily accessible resource that can be adapted to suit each educator’s needs, whether as stand-alone activities or as a sequence of tasks. We encourage educators to use their discretion in selecting activities that are relevant and appropriate for the level of their students, which can be easily simplified or extended to meet the needs of students at various year levels. Classroom Ideas are provided as an interactive PDF, allowing us to conveniently link to relevant stories and additional resources. They can also be downloaded and printed for convenience.
Scroll to the bottom of each story page to find Classroom Ideas for each story.
INTRODUCING STUDENT TASK SHEETS
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the possibility that individuals are being asked to self-isolate, SBL is producing Student Task Sheets that are single-page PDFs designed to be used directly by students and providing them the opportunity to view stories and complete tasks independently from home if required. Students can choose from three task options that help them work towards meeting achievement standards set out in the Australian Curriculum for their year level.
The PDFs can be printed and used in the classroom or included in hard-copy student packs or they can be sent electronically to students via email or student management systems. Using the document electronically allows the use of direct links to stories and external resources to help students complete the tasks, such as graphic organiser templates.
STUDENT TASK SHEET SELECTION SHELVES
SBL has sorted Student Task Sheets onto shelves according to year levels, making it easier for educators to browse and choose relevant and age-appropriate Student Task Sheets for their individual students. The Student Task Sheets are linked to stories that cover a range of themes such as ANZAC Day, Global Issues, STEM and Health and Wellbeing.
Use the arrows or dots displayed under the shelves to scroll and view the complete collection of Student Task Sheets for each age group, and click on any selected task sheet to view and download the document in FULL SCREEN mode.
We endeavor to add to these collections of shelves over the coming weeks.
STUDENT TASK SHEETS FOR LOWER PRIMARY (Foundation, 1 & 2)
STUDENT TASK SHEETS FOR MIDDLE PRIMARY (Years 3 & 4)
STUDENT TASK SHEETS FOR UPPER PRIMARY (Years 5 & 6)
STUDENT TASK SHEETS FOR ANZAC-THEMED STORIES
Please ensure your check the age recommendation for each story before viewing or selecting task sheets for students.