Legends Teacher's Resource Book
Product Code: 978-1-875695-93-5
by Helen Sykes
Legends is a collection of short stories written by Allan Baillie, one of Australia's best known writers for young people, about a wide range of Australian people, places and events which have acquired legendary status. The diverse range of subjects in this collection covers the whole continent and beyond, from the Dreamtime to the 20th century.
The stories include: The Rainbow Serpent, Pemulwuy, Buckley, The Mahogany ship, Eliza Fraser, Phar Lap, Fisher's Ghost, Clancy of the Overflow, Crooked Mick,Beersheeba, The Don, Kokoda Trailand many others
The stories are particularly suitable for reluctant readers, ranging in length from a paragraph to one and a half pages
Legends has also been found to be a very valuable book in multicultural classrooms. It provides content about Australia in a form these students can read without difficulty.
Legends Teacher Resource Book provides photocopiable activities and ideas for using non-fiction in the classroom, based on the stories in Legends. Activities include
skimming for detail
writing newspaper articles, journal entries, fictional narrative, advertisements and letters.