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Respond to texts, identifying favourite stories, authors and illustrators


  • talking about stories and authors, choosing favourites, discussing how students feel about what happens in stories (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • engaging with the humour in some stories and repeating favourite lines, jokes and ideas (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • returning to preferred texts and commenting on reasons for selection (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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3 teaching resources for those 'aha' moments
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    Book Wish List

    A book wish list for students to compile over time.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: 1 - 5
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    Reading Preferences Survey

    A survey for students to complete to gain greater understanding of the types of texts they like to read.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Years: F - 5
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    Recommended Books: Lower Years

    A list of recommended books for lower years created by award-winning teacher-librarian Megan Daley.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: F - 2