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YA Books That Deal with Identity & Agency: An Annotated Bibliography

For a class project, I compiled a list of recent YA texts that deal with the themes of identity and agency. This task was not difficult because many (if not most) YA authors touch on these themes. 2,841 more words

Young Adult

My Hero ~ writing Persuasive texts

In term one, my students wrote a persuasive text about who their hero is and why. We used the writing stimulus from the 2013 Naplan test. 111 more words


P is for Peony

P is for pronoun

Pronouns represent unnamed people or things. Here is a list for your reference.

First person






plural… 216 more words

English Language

Flipping Literacy into the Future

The idea of the Flipped Classrooms has been all the rage in education over the last five years or so. The basic premise is to provide a lecture video online for students and use class time for exercises and work, with the teacher there as support.  376 more words


Firefighters and fire safety

As we move along with our community helpers unit we learned about firefighters and watched a Mr. Rogers Neighborhood video that showed us about firefighters.  We also learned that not only do firefighters help put out fires, we also learned that they teach us about fire safety.   29 more words


Community Helpers / Jobs

Continuing on our unit about learning about communities and community helpers we’ve been learning about jobs not only in our community but elsewhere.  We started out talking about how students can go wherever they choose to go and be who they choose to be and we reread  38 more words