Inforgraphics are a good way to explore a visual message. Use this infor graphic with EN3-2A  http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/english/english-k10/content/897/ and ENE-8D http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/english/english-k10/content/899/ (NSW BOS)

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? Infographic is one of the best Infographics created in the Education, Health category. Check out How Does Writing Affect Your Brain?

The giving tree by Shel Silverstein. Sustainability in broad terms is what is represented by this text. Simple language, evokes a strong emotional response. http://www.shelsilverstein.com

“Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy. and she loved a boy very, very much-- even more than she loved herself.” “And the tree was happy” ~The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein

Sharing our stories, contains both spoken and multimodal Aboriginal dreaming stories.

Listens to Aboriginal stories and songs and views Aboriginal artworks and dance. 6 Aboriginal Dreaming stories told by children - audio and video

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables by L. Montgomery "This is the first of the classic and much loved Anne of Green Gables series, where the lively imaginative red-haired orphan arrives at Green Gables and captures the hearts of everyone she meets.

Written from the point of view of the falcons. A good text to explore EN3-3A. Also ties in nicely with the sustainability 'Learning across the curriculum content'.

Written from the point of view of the falcons. A good text to explore Also ties in nicely with the sustainability 'Learning across the curriculum content'.

Based on Alison Lester's own adventure to Antarctica, this diary style text is informative and imaginative. This text provides many English teaching points, with enough detail for multiple readings.

I'm going to Antarctica and I can't wait! Sophie Scott is only nine years old, but she's going to Antarctica on an icebreaker with her dad, the ship's captain. During the voyage to Mawson Station and back, Sophie keeps a diary. She sees icebergs, penguins

This text has the same attention to detail as Lester's other texts.

One Small Island (Eve Pownall Book of the Year- 'The Children's Book Council of Australia')

Edith's Lyrebird - study this text with the companion book by Jackie Kerin 'Lyrebird'. Good for teaching about the devices a composer uses to engage an audience.

Edith's Lyrebird - study this text with the companion book by Jackie Kerin 'Lyrebird'. Good for teaching about the devices a composer uses to engage an audience.

Predictions, Inferring

The Wall by Eve Bunting. Illustrated by Ronald Himler. A father and son go visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington D. The book discuses why this wall is so important to American people.

John Marsden's poem 'Prayer for the twenty-first century' is ideal for investigating language use and structure.

John Marsden's poem 'Prayer for the twenty-first century' is ideal for investigating language use and structure.

This text could be used to explore how movement is represented in literature. Glenda Millard has used rhyme to create a sense of movement. The visuals are dynamic and both the horse and environment visually display movement. Syllabus reference EN2-7B  -contents points under 'understand and apply language forms and features' (BOS 2012)

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Encourage the readers to discover the different techniques Matt Ottley has used to convey Luke's feelings. The beginning depicts Luke as a sepia toned sketch, by the end of the book he has developed in to a dynamic and vibrant character that springs off the page.

The annotations below are for texts presented by Helen Sykes to three sessions at the Whitlam Library, on the and Novembe.

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