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Save one island, save them all

Resources in sequences for this unit of work

  Resources Other references

1

Lester, Alison and Tulloch, Coral (2011) One Small Island, Penguin/Viking, Melbourne

A working wall, which could be a pin board or just a wall of the classroom where items relating to the unit of work can be displayed and added to throughout the unit

Booker, Kelly (2012) ‘Using Picturebooks to Empower and Inspire Readers and Writers in the Upper Primary Classroom’, Practical Strategies. Literacy and Learning: The middle years, ALEA, Volume 20, Number 2, June

Tuning in worksheet

Alternative maps of Macquarie Island

Map on the Parks & Wildlife Service: Tasmania website

Map on the Marine Education Society of Australasia website

Further information about Macquarie Island

World Heritage – Macquarie Island’ article on the Australian Government’s Antarctic Division (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities) website

How Macquarie Island was Formed’ article on the Parks & Wildlife Service: Tasmania website

Macquarie Island’ page on UNESCO’s website

Other books with two or more story lines occurring at the same time

Davies, Nicola and Chapman, Jane (illustrator) (2005) One Tiny Turtle, Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachusetts

Burningham, John (1992) Come Away from the Water, Shirley, Red Fox/Random House, UK (the images tell a different story to the text)

Macaulay, David (2005) Black and White, Sandpiper, UK

Information about picture books and hybrid texts

McDonald, Lorraine (2012) A Literature Companion for Teachers, PETAA, Sydney

2

An enlarged copy of one of the early entry journal entries from One Small Island (for example, 1816 on page 8)

Sticky notes

 

3

Each small group of students will need to be able to view a complete set of the 16 journal entries in One Small Island

Each small group will need a copy of the checklist of the language features and organisational framework that was created in the one-text model in Sequence 2: the headings Text purpose, Grammatical features and Literary resources

White A4 paper and sticky tape for students to stick paper together to make a timeline and stick the journal entries onto the timeline

Sticky notes to identify complex sentences

Annandale, Kevlynn, Bindon, Ross and Broz, Julie (2005) First Steps Writing Resource Book, Pearson Education Australia, Melbourne

Humphrey, Sally, Droga, Louise and Feez, Susan (2012) Grammar and Meaning, PETAA, Sydney, for further information on the organisational framework and language features of persuasive texts

Derewianka, Beverly (2011) A New Grammar Companion for Teachers, PETAA, Sydney, for information on writing complex sentences

Information on complex sentences and their functions on the Scootle website

4

Wild, Margaret and Goodman, Vivienne (illustrator) (2006) Tanglewood, Omnibus Books/Scholastic, Gosford, NSW

Randall, Bob and Hogan, Melanie (2009) Nyuntu Ninti (What You Should Know), ABC Books, Sydney

Dot to dot connections worksheet

 

5

Student books or separate paper or wordprocessing software to produce the finished journal entry

Assessment task 1

 

6

Map of Macquarie Island larger version (.pdf 315 kB) from the Australian Government’s Antarctic Division

Map showing the location of Macquarie Island in the Australasian/Pacific region, from the Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities website

Map of the world (plus individual copies for students) or a globe

Interactive whiteboard, tablets or computers with access to Google Earth

Time-lapse movie of a 48-hour period on Macquarie Island from the Australian Government’s Antarctic Division website

Images of Macquarie Island from the World Heritage section of the Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities website, to allow students to describe the scene

Australian Screen online video clips from Siege of the South from 1931 (there are three video clips here)

Derewianka, B (2011) A New Grammar Companion for Teachers, PETAA, Sydney, for information on building noun groups

7

Electronic device to record voice, such as smartphones, tablets, MP3 players or computers

Felicity Ogilvie (2012) ‘Rabbit Hunters Head to Macquarie Island’ (audio and text), ABC News online, April 19

Australian Screen online video clips from Siege of the South from 1931 (there are three video clips here)

Eradication Program to Rid Macquarie Island of Rabbits’, ABC TV, 7.30 Report, 16 May 2011 (8:43 mins)

Podcast by Matthew Crawford about the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project

8

The persuasive text Help Save Macquarie Island! on the Humane Society International (Australia) website, and printed copies of this text cut up into paragraphs

PEEL poster

Humphrey, S, Droga, L and Feez, S (2012) Grammar and Meaning, PETAA, Sydney, pages 126–56 and page 201 in particular, but the whole book is useful in guiding teachers

Derewianka, B and Jones, P (2012) Teaching Language in Context, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Chapter 9

Other persuasive texts in picture book form

Layne, Steven (2003) My Brother Dan’s Delicious, Pelican Publishing Co, Gretna, Louisiana

Hoose, Phillip (1998) Hey, Little Ant, Tricycle Press/Random House, Berkeley, California

Kaufman Orloff, Karen (2004) I Wanna Iguana, Putnam/Penguin, New York

9

Modality examples

Derewianka, B (2011) A New Grammar Companion for Teachers, PETAA, Sydney

Annandale, K, Bindon, R and Broz, J (2005) First Steps Writing Resource Book, Pearson Education Australia, Melbourne

10

The Human Impacts in Antarctica page on the Australian Government’s Australian Antarctic Division section of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities website

Crew, Gary and Warden, Gillian (illustrator) (2008) Cat on the Island, HarperCollins Publishers Australia, Melbourne, or another text that deals with an environmental issue

11

Access to the internet to search the chosen local environment

Related books from the school library

Access to a phone for students to make phone calls (if needed)

Assessment task 2

Assessment task 2 rubric

Cycle chart worksheet

PEEL poster

Plus/delta feedback worksheet

The Information Skills Process Guide (.pdf 376 kB)

Sites2See: Web 2.0 tools in the information skills process

12

Information students collected in Sequence 11

Plus/delta feedback worksheet

Cycle chart worksheet

Assessment task 2

Assessment task 2 rubric