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Archive for March, 2011

Australian Curriculum: Literature units of work

Posted by Lisa Hill on March 20, 2011


Just an update so that readers of this blog know what I’m working on. (Let’s not reinvent any wheels! Let’s not duplicate each other’s work!)

This term I am updating my existing Term 1 literature units so that they include relevant elements of the new Australian Curriculum.

So the learning focuses include

  • SLAV library skills
  • VELS Thinking Processes; Interpersonal Development and Personal Learning
  • Australian Curriculum English Literature  (and maybe also Language and Literacy)

Assessment includes

  • SLAV library skills
  • VELS Thinking Processes; Interpersonal Development and Personal Learning outcomes
  • Australian Curriculum English Literature  (and maybe also Language and Literacy) elaborations (which is the silly word they have chosen for outcomes)

The units I am working on are

  • Aesop’s Fables (Preps)
  • Traditional Tales (fairy tales) (Years 1 & 2)
  • Author Study: Hans Christian Andersen (Years 3 & 4)
  • Traditional Tales (myths & legends) Years 5 & 6 – Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo

Once I have tweaked the planning templates to my satisfaction you will be able to download them as well, but getting these right is what’s taking the time.   

I hope to have these four units – and the templates – available for download some time during the Easter holidays.

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The Confronting Truth about School Funding

Posted by Lisa Hill on March 9, 2011


Anyone who’s driven past the grandiose school edifices and facilities of Melbourne’s private schools knows that there’s something badly wrong with the system, but now there are hard facts to expose the funding inequity that government schools have had to live with under successive governments, Liberal, Labor and the current dog’s breakfast.   Click this link to read the article.

Will anyone do anything about it?

Not a chance.

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