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Read On - literature resources for diverse learning Book 1


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Product Code: 978-1-921586-76-7

by Anne Vize

‘Read on – literature resources for diverse learning in Australian schools’ is a positive, practical and engaging set of books which meet the modern teaching needs of English and generalist class teachers. The books link closely with the Literature strand of the Australian curriculum and can be used to meet many of the outcomes at Year 7-9 level.  Book 1 is pitched at years 7—8, Book 2 at years 8—9. They are also highly suitable for students who may be achieving outcomes through general capabilities for Literacy.  This might include students who:

  • have an intellectual disability
  • are learning English as an additional language
  • have diverse learning needs
  • have an autism spectrum disorder
  • are at risk of academic failure

The books contain easy to read and teach examples of many of the content requirements of the English Literature curriculum including poetry

  • fiction
  • non-fiction
  • multi modal texts
  • visual literacy
  • biographies
  • everyday literacy
  • life skills literacy

The Australian Curriculum reminds teachers of the need to include the works of Australian authors in their English teaching and to consider how content relates to sustainability, Asia and relationship with Asia, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. The ‘Read on’ books make it possible to provide this content at an easily accessible level which encourages a wide range of students to participate fully in all aspects of the English curriculum.


Support for students                                                                                      

What can get in the way of successful reading?                                                  

Guide to reading levels                                                                                    

Achieving meaningful learning outcomes                

Non fiction and multimodal texts  

Ta Moko – the art of Maori tattooing  

Swinging through the tree tops

Surfing the waves – Llayne Beachley  

On your bike – Casey Stoner

Stonehenge – an ancient mystery  

Paddling the Todd River

Meeting Zac – up close and personal with a crocodile     

Don’t get scammed with your mobile!  

Dancing on the tips of your toes

The unknown soldier  

Stop the toad in its tracks  

Australian native animals

Cyclone Tracy  

Fiction, drama and poetry  

The secret  

My Work Experience diary  

Tiddalik the frog – the flood-maker  

We can save our planet  

Tanka Poetry  

Losing it  

Street art  

The breakfast club  

The rescue  

Old Boots  

Shoot out  

Sunset fishing  

A Time to Dream

Everyday writing

Banana smoothie

Beach’s fish and chips

The perfect vegetable soup

The job pages

Shopping list

Our home

It’s a party!

Planning a holiday

The Music Store – Second hand items for sale

Staying safe near water

Belmont to city trains