Lesson Notes/Plans

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Creative Approaches to Creative Writing

Published February 13, 2012 by electricbluegaloo

Creative approaches to creative writing: A creative writing unit for students in stage 2 or stage 3.  The plan shows NSW English syllabus outcomes and is extremely user friendly.



Simple Drama Activities.

Published February 10, 2012 by electricbluegaloo

Creativity: Drama activities

These simple Drama activities are fantastic for engaging students and promoting creativity. They require few or no props at all and can be done in your classroom. To learn more about how incredibly important it is to promote creativity check out The Arts and Australian Education:  Realising Potential by Robin Ewing.  Fascinating stuff.  I hope the policy makers take note, the kids already understand this.  Enjoy and create!

Amy and Louis Teaching Notes

Published December 9, 2011 by electricbluegaloo

Amy and Louis Kindy lesson

Amy and Louis is the beautifully bittersweet story of best friends who live half a world apart.  Written by Libby Gleeson and illustrated by Ferya Blackwood it is a very moving story and one which never fails to incite a response from children.

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