Saturday, 28 November 2015

The Twits: Book Review

Title: The Twits
Author: Roald Dahl
ISBN: 014241039X

Classification: Fiction
Themes: humor
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Friday, 27 November 2015

Handing Over the Baton


It's that time of year here in Australia when reports are written and classes for 2016 are set and ready to go with just a couple of weeks left until the end of the school year. Many classes begin the daunting task of finishing off work, sorting through trays and lockers, and then the dreaded fill-in tasks begin!

This activity was introduced to me by a colleague who was teaching next door to me at the time. I found it to be a fantastic activity and have completed it every year since. To me, this is the perfect end of year activity as it has meaning, is creative and allows for the teacher who will be gaining each student to have a sample of work to consider over the holiday 'break'.
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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Year of the Monkey

Being organised for the classroom next year is something already on the minds of teachers in Australia as term 4 rapidly draws to a close. For language classrooms it is equally important to be looking for resources relevant to the upcoming year to brighten the class and make it look and feel a little different than this year.

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Friday, 20 November 2015

The Tale of the Lucky Cat: Book Review

Title: The Tale of the Lucky Cat
Author: Sunny Seki
ISBN: 0966943791

Classification: Fiction
Themes: Japan, history, legends, courage, compassion, resilience
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Monday, 16 November 2015

Not Pretty Enough: Song Review


Song: Not Pretty Enough
Artist: Kasey Chambers
Year: 2002 (written 2001)
Nationality: Australian

Classification:
ballad
Theme:
feelings, social awareness

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