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A Wizard in Trouble by Paul Collins

Enid and the Prince by RJ Astruc

Genevieve and the Dragon by Angela Slatter

Ghost Town by Pamela Freeman

Slugs and Snails by Jenny Blackford

Tabitha by Rowena Cory Daniells

The Best Dog in the World by Dirk Flinthart

The Trouble with Fifi by Launz Burch

Through the Break by Jen Banyard

Activities for Tabitha

Josh thinks the new girl, Tabitha, is pretty great, and when he finds out her father is a famous cartoonist, that’s even cooler! But Tabitha is hiding something big and nothing is as it seems…

Two suggestions by the author for teaching opportunities:

1. The animation aspect

2. The ezine aspect

Why not collaborate between the English and ICT and/or Visual Arts departments to design an integrated unit working on narrative and animation, or non-fiction writing and ‘zine creation?

ANIMATION

Ask the kids to brainstorm a list of their favourite movies, then find out which ones used CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) and find out which company did these graphics. eg. WETA in New Zealand.

(A lot of studios show up on a Google search. Students could look up where they might study 3D animation.)

Lastpixel (Western Australia): http://www.lastpixel.com.au/

AArons CGI: http://www.aaronscgi.net/

WETA DIGITAL: http://www.wetafx.co.nz/

http://www.hotfrog.com.au/Products/Animation-Companies

Teaching materials online:

Webquest: Stop-Motion Animation… Taking It One Frame at a Time!!! http://www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=36127

Animation Lesson plan – www.fis.ie/LessonPlan/LessonPlansArt3.pdf

Tutorials on 3D animation – http://www.3d-tutorial.com/tutorials.php?cat=6

Simple animation lesson: http://www.youthlearn.org/activities/make-zoetrope-short-lesson-how-create-simple-animation

Resources http://www.amazing-kids.org/resources.html

EZINES

Investigate the purpose and design of ezines before students (individually or in teams) create their own. (This task could be integrated further with Science or Society & Environment or HPE learning areas, with the content being related to work in other subject areas – particularly applicable for Year 6 or 7 classes or schools utilising curriculum mapping or integrated units).

Some possible lessons/units you might consider adapting for your class.

Upper Primary/Early Secondary

http://flash.lakeheadu.ca/~webquest/

http://questgarden.com/author/preview.php?u=&l=03419-051002172951&a=&p=introduction&pt=student

Advanced students: http://www.saskschools.ca/curr_content/journalism20/on_assignment/ezine.htm

Activities for Inksucker

Zoe’s family owns a most unusual bookstore. When her father disappears into the depths of the shop, it is up to Zoe to find him, and save him – can she succeed?

Inksucker Activities (Word)

Inksucker Activities PDF

Activities provided by Aidan Doyle

Activities for Philomena Plaitbinder

Philomena Plaitbinder has a big problem – she hates her hair, but she’s not just having a bad hair day, it’s much bigger than that…

Philomena Acrostic (Word)

Philomena Acrostic PDF

Philomena Word Search (Word)

Philomena Word Search PDF

Philomena Narrative Structure (Word)

Philomena Narrative Structure PDF

Philomena Writing Activity (Word)

Philomena Writing Activity PDF

All activities supplied by Angela Rega.

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