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Classroom Ideas for School Subscriptions

If you’re an educator, (with either a Professional or School subscription) you’ll benefit from easy access to a printable PDF for each story segment. This provides engaging discussion questions and activity ideas on ways to use the book further in the classroom. The Classroom Ideas are based on the themes, story structure, language or illustrations presented in the books.  Having a hard copy of the book may assist in the completion of some of the Classroom Ideas.

The PDF also demonstrates where the activity ideas link to the content descriptions, General Capabilities and Cross-Curriculum Priorities of the Australian Curriculum.  In addition, the activity ideas demonstrate ways the books can be used across the curriculum - beyond the learning area of English.

It’s flexible too, so don’t worry that you must complete all activities with your students.  This is about helping you with an easily accessible resource – to be used in the way that suits your needs.  Ideas can be used as stand-alone activities or they can be used as a sequence of tasks.

Only one PDF has been produced for each book.  For teachers, this means activities that are relevant and appropriate for your students can be chosen at your discretion.  The ideas can be easily simplified or extended to meet the needs of students at various year levels.

Find 2017 Book Week Classroom Ideas here.