TEXTS Texts The Burnt Stick- Anthony Hill/Mark Sofilas Took the Children Away- Archie Roach Stolen Girl- Trina Saffiot The Bat and the Crocodile- Told by Jack Dolumya and Hector Jandany The Giant Devil dingo- Dick Roughsey The echidna and the shade tree- Mona Green Tiddalik the Frog- Barbara Ker Wilson Warnayarra, the Rainbow Snake- told by the senior boys class, Lajamanu School
ORGANISE AND SEQUENCE THE IDEAS AND CONCEPTS 1. The Burnt Stick (Anthony Hill) Weeks 2-4 Written and published before there had been much public discussion about the 'stolen generations', The Burnt Stick is the story of a young Australian aboriginal boy, John Jagamarra, who was taken from his mother by the Welfare Department, and sent to the Fathers at the Pearl Bay Mission. Key Focus areas author and purpose text structure paragraphs language choice meaning of words engagement with text inferring Pidgin and Aboriginal language syllables correct letter size diagonal joins
2. Dreaming Stories Weeks 5-7 The students will view and read Dreaming stories to appreciate how Dreaming stories form part of an oral tradition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Key focus areas appreciation summarising personification verbs literature circles presentation word families making connections
3. Significant Australians weeks 8-11 Key focus areas Significant Australians Self- monitoring and flue cy Independent reading Preferred learning styles Australian slang Making connections Verbs Alphabetical order Sight words
DETERMINE ASSESSMENT TASKS The Burnt Stick Task: Infer the meaning of an image from the book using the terms salience, gaze, offer/demand and camera angle. Task: Running record of each passage post and pre reading. Task: Write and publish a found poem using the text as a stimulus. Task: Write and publish a parallel poem using the Text on Pictures app. Task: Record strategies used to work out unknown words and record reading of unseen text on Educreations iPad app. Task; Write a book blurb Task: Write a passage using letters of correct size, slope and joins. Task: Create a movie trailer for The Burnt Stick Task: Dictation
Dreaming Stories Task: Write a story about animals tricking each other, using personification and a variety of verbs. Task: Compare and contrast two Dreaming stories using a Venn Diagram. Task: Dictation
Australians of the Year Task: Students write a reflection in their learning journal about their improved reading. Task: Complete activities from the Australian of the Year activities. Task: Make a display showing connections between a text about Adam Goodes and the world, self and another text. Task: Students make an advertisement for one of their favourite books using Telligami iPad app. Task: Students write a paragraph using Aussie slang.