The main holiday or vacation periods are when schools are vacant and students are free, unoccupied and at leisure. For parents, these periods can often have the opposite effect.
Technology and grammar are commonly thought of as being at opposite ends of the curriculum but are they?
Haiku is an exercise in brevity for dramatic effect; excellent for exploring the use of simile, metaphor and the sounds of language. This article includes practical lesson plans, worksheets and links to the Australian Curriculum…
There is an old saying that there are only 7 stories. If this is true, then the hero tale must be one. Examining hero tales across cultures and times reveals an uncannily common story structure. Includes lessons plans, worksheets and links to the Australian Curriculum…
Apart from the general capability of ‘literacy’ in the Australian curriculum, this practical article also focuses on the use of traditional tales to address the general capabilities of ‘critical and creative thinking’, ‘ethical behaviour’ and ‘intercultural understanding’.
Tall tales are a particularly delightful form of humour commonly used in traditional children’s literature. Here are four curriculum-linked activities for primary classrooms.
Cumulative tales literally grow on children. Find out why The Gingerbread Man, Chicken Licken and the like have remained so popular for so long. Includes 3 lesson plans with worksheets and links to the Australian English Curriculum.
The artful trickster takes many guises in folklore and takes the reader on a sometimes amusing pathway to exposing stupidity, escaping danger or teaching a lesson. Includes lesson plans, worksheets and links to the Australian Curriculum.
This month we explore activities on characters and themes within the varied nature of beasts and the roles they play in literature.
Fool’s tales feature in the storytelling tradition of many cultures, handed down over the generations, at first, orally.