16 pages ; 48 cm
This series is a great collection of stories for beginner readers. As the teachers guide says, these books are about things children do in their communities. Colourful photographs show children cooking, dancing and playing. `A Big Day` is a story about a group looking for bush tucker. This would be an unfamiliar experience to many non-Indigenous Australians and a good source of new and interesting vocabulary. The series introduces beginning readers to a variety of text types including recount, narrative and procedural. They would make excellent texts for guided reading sessions to introduce textual features and develop reading strategies. The teacher book introduces literacy theory and links outcomes to a curriculum profile of Australian schools. It details relevant text information for each reading book and gives extensive guidance on teaching and learning strategies. The Teacher Book also includes a variety of activities including worksheets and links with curriculum areas.