Great Books to Teach Procedure Writing

1. Wombat Stew by Marcia K. Vaughan This classic Australian picture book is my absolute favourite when it comes to teaching procedure writing. The story follows a hungry dingo intent on cooking up a delicious wombat stew for tea. Lucky for the wombat, the other bush animals make a number of cooking suggestions designed toContinue reading “Great Books to Teach Procedure Writing”

Celebrating Harmony Day In The Classroom

Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. What is Harmony Day? Harmony Day, which is held on the 21st of March every year, is a time to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity and promote inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging with its key message being ‘Everyone Belongs’. Ways to celebrate Harmony Day in the Classroom +Continue reading “Celebrating Harmony Day In The Classroom”

How To Catch A Leprechaun – Spring STEM and Procedural Writing

How To Catch A Leprechaun by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton is an excellent book to read in March for St Patrick’s Day. This magical book is the perfect way to spark your students imagination for fun and engaging writing and project-based learning this spring time. The kiddos love being creative and designing their LeprechaunContinue reading “How To Catch A Leprechaun – Spring STEM and Procedural Writing”

How To Catch The Easter Bunny – Spring STEM and Procedural Writing

How To Catch The Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton is an excellent book to read with your kiddos at Easter time. I always love teaching procedural writing… but a procedural writing activity that lends itself to STEM is the BEST! This book is the perfect starting point for fun and engaging writingContinue reading “How To Catch The Easter Bunny – Spring STEM and Procedural Writing”

All The Ways To Be Smart Activities For Back To School

All The Ways To Be Smart by Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys is a beautifully illustrated book that celebrates the many talents of every child. Inspired by Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences, the author explores the concept of intelligence and the unique qualities of every child. This book has fast become one of my first week of schoolContinue reading “All The Ways To Be Smart Activities For Back To School”

How to Catch a Turkey – STEM and Procedural Writing

I always love doing procedural writing… but a procedural writing activity that lends itself to STEM is the BEST! Reading the book How to Catch a Turkey by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton is the perfect starting point for this fun and engaging project-based learning Thanksgiving activity. The kiddos love being creative and designing theirContinue reading “How to Catch a Turkey – STEM and Procedural Writing”