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Book review: The Red Wheelbarrow by Briony Stewart

Posted by Lisa Hill on May 28, 2012

The Red Wheelbarrow is an enchanting little book.

It’s a no-text picture book with the story told entirely through the illustrations, and for professional purposes, it’s perfect for using with ESL students or any other group needing oral language development activities.  It would also be a great book to use with Kinder/Prep/Foundation students when the focus is on retelling stories in sequence.

There are two alternating stories: the left and right sides of the book tell a different tale.  On the left hand side there are two chickens with their chicks and a worm, and on the right there are  two little girls playing in a wheelbarrow – and having little squabbles as they do.  It’s very simple, but there’s lots to talk about…

The Red Wheelbarrow shows that sometimes it’s the simple things in life that create the best stories.

Author: Briony Stewart
Title: The Red Wheelbarrow
Publisher: UQP (University of Queensland Press) 2012
ISBN: 978 0 7022 4925 9
Source: Review copy courtesy UQP.

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Attributing sources…

Posted by Lisa Hill on May 22, 2012

I’ve been notified today that I need to attribute the source of the new AC and AusVELS templates that I’ve developed under the Creative Commons licence it has.

“Reproducing the F–10 Curriculum (but not the AusVELS logo or VELS logo), is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY NC SA) licence.

So: please note that any templates or units of work on this site which include any reference to VELS, AusVELS or the Australian Curriculum are hereby attributed to VELS, AusVELS or the Australian Curriculum. 

All the work that I have done on them is freely given, one professional to another, and may be copied, shared or modified as much as you like, but you’d better attribute the VELS, AusVELS or the Australian Curriculum bits if you do.

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