NAIDOC Week

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/ngarrindjeri-shorts/ZW0732A001S00

Shared Read Aloud this week:

Enora and the Black Crane by Raymond Meeks
This is a traditional story, based on Arone Raymond Meeks’ knowledge of the bush, the spirits who lived there and their laws as taught to him by his grandfather, a member of the Kokoimudgji group in Queensland.

Jandamarra’s Story
An important story belonging to the Kimberley people which focuses on one man’s resistance to colonisation.

The Burnt Stick by Anthony Hill
A poignant story from a young boy’s perspective of his removal from his mother and their group. A great insight for students into the trauma caused by the removal of children from their family and traditions.
A great companion read would be The Rabbits by John Marsden and Shaun Tan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTvXe84UqIQ

Hope you get a chance to share some of these stories with your classes during NAIDOC Week.
Feel free to add comments to this blog post in response to your class’s discussion/ ideas.
🙂

iSHAMPOO – A Figurative Language Acronym

School Collaboration:

Read, share, enjoy the Book Week books with your class.

Keep your eye out for examples of figurative language:
iSHAMPOO

 

As you find examples of these, write them as a quote on coloured pieces of paper.

EG.

Alliteration example

I will set up a display in the library.

Let’s see how many we can collect.

 

Australian Curriculum Links
Onomatopoeia – Year 3 – introduce as ‘sound’ words prior to this – Many of this year’s picture books have great examples.
Alliteration – Year 1, Year 3
Similes – Year 5
Metaphors – Year 5 – Year 6 (Use)
Personification – Year 5

Library News #1

1. Great Read Alouds
Are you looking for a good novel to read aloud to your class?
Check out the Reading Australia website. They have units of work for great Australian literature available. Here is a link to the primary recommendations: http://readingaustralia.com.au/Primary.aspx

2. History books
We have a handful of books on approval at the moment that would fit in with the Year 4,5,6 History Curriculum. Could you please give me some feedback about whether or not you think these resources would be suitable for your classes?