Primary Stage 2: Grades 3 and 4.
Crafted to meet Curriculum grade-level content descriptors for English and/or other teaching areas, the program aligns with developing literacy and other General Capabilities.
The Teacher’s Companion for each poem focuses on contextual teaching with suggestions and activities to facilitate learning and engagement with poetry, language and complex themes.
This comprehensive three level resource assists with the planning, implementation, and teaching of curriculum requirements. The poetry readers facilitate literacy development across key learning areas including: English, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Mathematics, the Arts, Technologies, Health and Physical Education (HPE).
The Teacher’s Companions contain some 200 A4 size pages of guides and student discussions and activities that directly follow the listing of poems as set out in the Readers and Poetry Book.
The first section of the Companions provide information on:
Pedagogical Approach, Cross -Curriculum Links, Cross-Curriculum Lesson Activities, and General Capabilities and Cross-Curriculum Priorities
Throughout the Companion, each poem is followed by:
Explanatory notes, Lesson objectives, Cross-curriculum links, General capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities, Extension Activities, Differentiation, Discussion points, Pre-reading activities, Activities.