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Australian Geography Series is a nine book blackline master series (Foundation to Year 7), written specifically for primary school students in Australia, studying Geography. All nine books are linked to the Australian National Curriculum.

Australian Geography Series - Teacher Superstore

Human tower-building competition: 2012 Concurs de Castells | The Kid Should See This

The 1st Grade All-Stars Sing the Visualizing Song

Free Display Posters Have a lightbulb moment! Peter Harback, Professor of Gadgetology at CoolThings Australia, let me know about their Connect to Reading Light Bulbs. “Everyone will also get some cool posters with the bulbs.”

Connect to Reading Light Bulbs

The Book Chook: Using Cartoons to PersuadeHave kids create a cartoon to persuade people that their chosen book is the BEST book in the world. Find ideas for using cartoons for persuasion in Using Cartoons to Persuade.

Using Cartoons to Persuade

As usual, although I published a huge list of ideas and activities to help celebrate Children’s Book Week 2014, I’ve come across more wonderful ideas. I’m publishing them here in the hope it will help you and your kids connect to reading! If you missed the free PDF quizzes I created for Children’s Book Week, scroll down to find them here.

Last Minute Ideas for Children’s Book Week 2014

Light Horse Boy trailer. Shortlisted book 2014

Making Connections Anchor Chart: Can be shown in a different way for upper grades. Still a good basic chart to remind students as they read.

Teacherific: Anchor Charts

Great idea! The kids could make text connections in an ELA notebook. This site links to a free printable that looks just like this notebook page.

Free Sample unit of work on Light Horse Boy Author Dianne Wolfer Illustrator Brian Simmonds 2014 CBCA Younger Readers Free Teacher Resource

Light Horse Boy classroom activities

Get Connected and other library displays

Jillicious Reading: Creating Book Buzz

ideas and activities to help reluctant readers connect to books. (Now have a GIVE AWAY!)

Laura Mizvaria | Sir Writesalot: How to Hook a Reader

Laura Mizvaria | Sir Writesalot: How to Hook a Reader

The Treasure Box by Margaret Wild read by Victoria Carlton - YouTube

Book Week 2014 artworkConnect to reading ~ Reading to connect This year’s Children’s Book Week artwork has been created by Ron Brooks, winner of the 2013 Picture Book of the Year Award. Ron has used a scratchboard technique and quality ink colouring to create a piece that will resonate with all ages.

Book Week Activities - CBCA

Bookweek 2014 Ideas, activities & resources Try out Jigzone Puzzle fot this year's cover based on the theme Connect to reading..

Book Week | Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network

On a basic level, we want kids to connect by simply participating in the act of reading - whether that reading be a short-listed book, a magazine article about football heroes or a sign saying Wet Paint. We want them to understand the prevalence of reading in their lives, and how important it is to both enjoy reading and develop reading skills. Delving deeper, we encourage children to MAKE connections between what they read, and other things they think, feel, know of.

Activities for Children's Book Week 2014

We’ve been reading Judi Moreillon’s book Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension and would like to share a series of que...

Essential Reading Comprehension Questions

Reading: It's Not Just Books - a varied reading diet helps kids make connections to the real world.

The Book Chook: Reading: It's Not Just Books