Australian Curriculum Literature & Research units for Years 1 & 2
Literature & Research units for the Primary Library
Templates for planning with the Australian Curriculum during the Transition phase 2011-2012.
These templates combine elements of the Australian English Curriculum with the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) Thinking Processes, Personal Learning and Interpersonal Development Domains.
Units updated from existing VELS units (see below)
Years 1 & 2
Stories from around the World.
- Y1&2 Stories from around the World Unit.doc
- Stories from Around the World worksheet
- PMI The Golden Slipper
- Character Rating Scale (juniors)
- PMI Rip Van Winkle
- Storyboarding (3 thumbnails) The Rainbow Serpent
- Y1&2 Scary Creatures Odd years Semester 1 V3
- Note-taking sheet (Scary Animals)
- Scary Animals project sheet
- Scary Animals Wordsearch (for fast finishers)
Animal Habitats (under construction, the unit is being taught in Term 2 2012 and will be uploaded when complete.)
- Y1&2 African Animals Odd years Semester 2 V3
- African Animals Label Me from Enchanted Learning
- Note-taking sheet (African Animals) #2
- Note-taking sheet (African Animals)
Technology and Tradition (Toys and Games of the Past)
NB This unit was developed in collaboration with my colleagues Alison, Amanda, Julie, Kara and Lois, in the Juniors Team, and it is shared here with their permission.
VELS Units (pre 2010)
NB These units are in various stages of development. I am not very interested in tidying things up for publication, so they are not exemplary units, but just the way they were when I last designed or edited them. (Every time I teach a unit, I change something.) Feel free to use them, but please acknowledge their authorship, and email me via the comments box below if you would like to share some of your resources in return.
BTW Many of these units have hyperlinks to my work program or worksheets I have made. I can’t be bothered uploading all of these…send me a comment with your request, and I’ll send it to you.
Personal Learning Journals
At the end of every library lesson, my students self-assess their behaviour. The statements are based on VELS indicators or from the learning focus in Personal Learning and Interpersonal Development domains. It is a quick and easy way to support students to reflect on how their behaviour affects their learning.
BTW I don’t start using them with Preps until Semester 2.
PS If you find any of these resources interesting and decide to download them, could you please leave a brief comment? This page generates lots of traffic, but without any feedback, I don’t know who the visitors to the site are, so I don’t know whether to bother adding more resources to it.
Years 1 & 2