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Investigating eggs in stories and science

Resources in sequences for this unit of work

  Resources Other references

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Sourcing eggs for this unit of work

Keeping a science journal

Using a word wall

Facts about chickens worksheet

 

The Teaching and learning cycle

Primary Connections background information with Life cycles A: General stages — Butterflies and frogs and Life cycles B: Chicks, roos and more

Primary Connections (2012) Watch It Grow, Year 2 Biological Sciences, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra

DECS (2007) Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms: Language and learning across the curriculum

Derewianka, B (2012) A New Grammar Companion for Teachers, PETAA, Sydney

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Mellonie, B and Ingpen, R (2005) Lifetimes, Puffin, Melbourne

Stages of a chicken’s life

Detailed life cycle of a chicken worksheet

 

Other books that could be used here and in the following sequences, either as teaching materials or for student or class-guided and independent reading:

  • Chen, Chih-Yuan (2006) Guji-Guji, Gecko Press, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Toft, Kim Michelle (2010) Tick Tock Tick Tock: What’s Up Croc?, Silkim Books, Ballina, NSW
  • Hoy, Catriona and Plant, Andrew (2010) Puggle, Working Title Press, Adelaide
  • Isadora, Rachel (2010) The Ugly Duckling, Putnam’s Sons (a division of The Penguin Group), Melbourne
  • Egg to Chicken (2009) QED Publishing, London
  • Huseby, V (2007) Chicken, Franklin Watts, Sydney
  • Thomson, R (2007) Chicken, Life cycles, Wayland, Hachette, London
  • Tadpole to Frog (2009) QED Publishing, London
  • Caterpillar to Butterfly (2009) QED Publishing, London
  • ‘Minibeasts’, Classroom Focus, Scholastic, Sydney
  • ‘Insects’, Classroom Focus, Scholastic, Sydney
  • Morgan, Sally (2002) From Tadpole to Frog, Thameside Press, USA
  • Morgan, Sally (2000) Butterflies and Moths: Looking at Minibeasts, Belitha Press Ltd, London
  • Graham, Bob (2011) A Bus Called Heaven, Walker Books, London
  • Oliver, Narelle (2006) Home, Omnibus Books, Adelaide
  • Lawrenson, Diana and Huxley, Dee (2008) Paraphernalia’s Present, ABC Books, Sydney
  • Freeman, Pamela and James, Rhian Nest (2011) Lollylegs, Walker Books, Sydney
  • Ross, Diana and Crossland, Caroline (1999) Prickety Prackety, Red Fox, Random House Children’s Books, London
  • Azore, Barbara and Graham, Georgia (2007) Wanda and the Frogs, Tundra Books, Toronto
  • Browne, Eileen (2003) Handa’s Hen, Walker Books, London
  • Allen, Pamela (1996) Waddle Giggle Gargle!, Puffin Books (Penguin), Melbourne
  • Fox, Mem (2005) Hunwick’s Egg, Puffin Books (Penguin), Melbourne

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How chickens reproduce

Developing a rubric

Collaborative learning teams

Self-reflection worksheet

 

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Hoy, Catriona and Plant, Andrew (2010) Puggle, Working Title Press, Adelaide

The Echidna pages on the Australian Animals website or on the Our Animals section of the ABC website

Teachers’ notes for Puggle by Catriona Hoy and Andrew Plant

Catriona Hoy website

Pictures of animals that lay eggs or give birth to live young

Animals that lay eggs or give birth to live young worksheet

Life cycle research worksheet

Some animals that lay eggs

Self-reflection worksheet

Developing a rubric

Magazines such as Scholastic’s Classroom Focus: ‘Minibeasts’ and ‘Insects’, about the reproduction of animal species that begin life as an egg

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Toft, Kim Michelle (2010) Tick Tock Tick Tock: What’s Up Croc?, Silkim Books, Ballina, NSW

Note taking worksheet

Sample information report on chickens worksheet

Derewianka, B (2012) A New Grammar Companion for Teachers, PETAA, Sydney

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Ross, D and Crossland, C (1999) Prickety Prackety, Red Fox, Random House Children’s Books, London (or a similar picture book featuring a chicken)

Sample information report on chickens worksheet

Flying creatures

What chickens look like noun chart worksheet

What chickens look like noun chart worksheet solutions

Using the noun chart

This animal has … noun chart worksheet

Cloze worksheet

Self-reflection worksheet

Derewianka, B (2012) A New Grammar Companion for Teachers, PETAA, Sydney, pages 41–58

Humphrey, S, Droga, L and Feez, S (2012) Grammar and Meaning, PETAA, Sydney

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Developing a rubric

Self-reflection worksheet

 

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Chen, Chih-Yuan (2006) Guji-Guji, Gecko Press, Wellington, New Zealand

The online version of the story read by Robert Guillaume at Storyline Online or YouTube

The book or story of The Ugly Duckling (any version)

Venn diagram comparing Guji-Guji and The Ugly Duckling

Describing characters worksheet

Character profile worksheet

 

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Chen, Chih (2006) Guji-Guji, Gecko Press, Wellington, New Zealand

Sample information report on chickens worksheet

Basic structure of a narrative worksheet

Basic structure of a narrative worksheet suggested answers

Jumbled narratives and labels

Detailed narrative analysis of Guji-Guji

A selection of 14–16 picture storybooks and factual texts that give information about different animals

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Sentence strips

This animal has … noun chart worksheet

Chickens and Guji-Guji noun chart solutions

What chickens look like noun chart worksheet solutions

Derewianka, B (2012) A New Grammar Companion for Teachers, PETAA, Sydney

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Sharpe, T (2005) ‘Practical Strategies Scaffolding Students’ Responses to Picture Books: Literacy learning in the middle years’, Vol 13, Issue 1, Feb, ALEA Journal

Chen, Chih (2006) Guji-Guji, Gecko Press, Wellington, New Zealand

The online version of the story read by Robert Guillaume at Storyline Online or YouTube

Analysis of image and text in Guji-Guji

Book cover analysis worksheet

Character comparison worksheet

Character comparison worksheet suggested answers

de Silva Joyce, H and Gaudin, J (2011) Words and Pictures, Phoenix Education, Sydney

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How Guji-Guji sees himself worksheet

How I see myself worksheet

Assessment task 2