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CBCA Shortlisted Books Resources

2014 CBCA Shortlisted Books

Granny Grommet and Me by Dianne Wolfer


2011 CBCA Shortlisted Books

Two Peas in a Pod by Chris McKimmie

My Uncle’s Donkey by Tohby Riddle (also see

Noni the Pony by Alison Lester

It’s Bedtime, William! by Deborah Niland

Family Forest by Kim Kane and Lucia Masciullo

5 Responses to “CBCA Shortlisted Books Resources”

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  2. Jo Sherrin said

    Hi Lisa,
    I used your Noni the Pony templates with my Transition and Year 1 library group and we also as part of my formative assessment used a graphic organiser to draw/write the beginning , middle and end of the story. I then filmed the children using a flip camera as they orally retold the story using their organiser. Thanks for sharing the T-chart and Y chart made life easier that week. I will email you my term program using the Australian Curriculum content descriptors to see what feedback you may like to give me. It has been a fabulous term using the shortlisted books as my literature focus and we had a lovely whole school celebration for Book Week using our Better Buddy program which is very effective in bringing multi-age groups together. I have written a brief description in our local CBCA NT newsletter so will try and remember to email you a copy which may be good to add to your blog.

    • Lisa Hill said

      Hi Jo – great to hear that my little templates have found a happy home!
      I haven’t been at school this past week but I have finished updating my Beatrix Potter unit that I do with the preps and will upload it when I get back next week. I trialled a new rubric (which I’ll also upload) for assessing their understandings too, and I am now thinking of modifying it somehow so that it can be an all-purpose template which could then be used over a term with a whole lot of different PSBs.
      Holidays are coming up here thank goodness. I’m off to the History Teachers Association conference in Adelaide and hope to pick up some good ideas for developing new research units…
      Thanks again for keeping in touch:)

      • Jo Sherrin said

        Hi Lisa,
        I worked with an extension group for the last three terms and we submitted a diorama of the first train arriving in Alice Springs in 1929 I had to freight it down to Adelaide so don’t know if the glue would have withstood the journey. Two of the boys also wrote individual essays one on the impact of the arrival of the railway line from Oodndatta to Alice Springs and the other on a local pioneer woman Chora Chalmers who came with her husband to set up a pastoral property in the early 1900’s. Not sure if this work will be on display during the conference but check it out if you get the chance. I was so proud of the four boys who participated in this elective.

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