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BOOKS, VIDEOS & DVDS IN ACTIV LIBRARY - A SELECTION


Action words! Volume 1 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (35 min.)

The "Action Words" video series is designed to help stimulate language development in infants and toddlers and introduces over 20 new verbs into a child's vocabulary. This video is set to the music of Beethoven.

CC 305.231 ACT [P12921]










Action words! Volume 2 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (35 min.)

The "Action Words" video series is designed to help stimulate language development in infants and toddlers and introduces over 20 new verbs into a child's vocabulary. This video is set to the music of Chopin.

CC 305.231 ACT [P12922]










Action words! Volume 3 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (35 min.)

The "Action Words" video series is designed to help stimulate language development in infants and toddlers and introduces over 20 new verbs into a child's vocabulary. This video is set to the music of Tchikovsky.

CC 305.231 ACT [P12923]










Air disasters / Weil, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 64 p.

Read about air disasters, why they occur and why people rarely survive them. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short chapters, time lines, key terms and interesting facts, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

LIT NF WEI [P11229]










Alphabet phonics and fun : interactive learning DVD / Baby BumbleBee. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (60 min.)

This DVD is performed by children for children, and covers the alphabet basics in a lively and entertaining way. Designed to help children succeed in kindergarten and beyond it fosters skills such as upper and lower case letter recognition, first letter sounds, upper case letter writing, and basic reading and decoding skills. Can be used in conjunction with the Alphabet Flashcards.

CC 371.4 ALP [P12918]










The alphabet war : a story about dyslexia / Robb, Diane Burton. -- Morton Grove, Ill.: Albert Whitman & Co, 2004. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 27 cm.

This is the story of Adam, who has dyslexia, and faced the horrific task of learning to read and spell as he progressed through school. Eventually he realises he wasn't dumb, but a different kind of thinker with different strengths. And then he realises that he too could learn to read. The book includes a note for parents and teachers.

SC/DYS ROB [P13547]










Animals in danger / Faundez, Anne. -- London: QED Publishing, 2004. 24 p.

Find out about endangered animals from around the world. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop the confidence to become independent readers. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and an illustrated glossary for unfamiliar words. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to reinforce children's understanding of the text. Suitable for children aged 4-8 years.

LIT NF FAU [P11222]










Aussie spell force / EdAlive. -- Armidale, NSW: EdAlive, 2005. 1 CD-ROM

Aussie SpellForce is a fun, simple-to-use and comprehensive spelling program designed for spellers of all ages and stages. It features a 9000+ word vocabulary, four exciting games with flexible options allowing for different learning styles and levels, and the ability to track student progress as well as enter your own word lists. .

CC 371.4 AUS [P12520]








Baj and the word launcher : space age Asperger adventures in communication / Victor, Pamela. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 112 p.

This adventure story captures the imagination while exploring the challenges of communication. It can be read independently by children and can also be used to teach children essential skills in storytelling or social skills groups. "Stop and think" questions throughout prompt children to think about how they feel and react to events in the story. Suitable for children aged 7 -12 years.

SC / ASP VIC [P11751]








The barge ghost / Thomas, Teri. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 31 p.

Sunni and Bree have taken jobs on a salmon processing barge which is rumoured to have been a fisherman's morgue. They decide to look into the history of the old ship when a ghost from the past tries to tell them something. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short sentences and paragraphs, with an extensive use of dialogue, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

LIT F THO [P11240]










Beasts / Lorimer, Janet. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 31 p.

Ellie is offered protection by a group of strangers after she witnesses a violent attack but these strangers are not what they seem and Ellie soon discovers why. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short sentences and paragraphs, with an extensive use of dialogue, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

LIT F LOR [P11241]










Bee smart baby vocabulary builder. Volume 1 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (195 min.)

An interactive learning tool for infants and toddlers, this DVD is designed to enhance a child's learning environment. It features: a DVD video, available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese, which is designed to help build early receptive vocabulary, and later to build basic vocabulary in another language; an interactive sign language tutor to teach American sign language; interactive games to teach animal sounds and facts about objects featured; a reading tutor and reading games to introduce basic sight words; music of Mozart.

CC 305.231 BEE [P12436;P12909]










Bee smart baby vocabulary builder. Volume 2 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (195 min.)

An interactive learning tool for infants and toddlers, this DVD is designed to enhance a child's learning environment. It features: a DVD video, available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese, which is designed to help build early receptive vocabulary, and later to build basic vocabulary in another language; an interactive sign language tutor to teach American sign language; interactive games to teach animal sounds and facts about objects featured; a reading tutor and reading games to introduce basic sight words; music of Handel.

CC 305.231 BEE [P12437;P12910]










Bee smart baby vocabulary builder. Volume 3 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (195 min.)

An interactive learning tool for infants and toddlers, this DVD is designed to enhance a child's learning environment. It features: a DVD video, available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese, which is designed to help build early receptive vocabulary, and later to build basic vocabulary in another language; an interactive sign language tutor to teach American sign language; interactive games to teach animal sounds and facts about objects featured; a reading tutor and reading games to introduce basic sight words; music of Haydn.

CC 305.231 BEE [P12438;P12911]










Bee smart baby vocabulary builder. Volume 4 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (28 min. + 10 min.)

An interactive learning tool for infants and toddlers, this DVD is designed to enhance a child's learning environment. It helps infants begin to categorize objects and to build word meanings by providing multiple and varied examples of each vocabulary word.

CC 305.231 BEE [P12912]










Bee smart baby vocabulary builder. Volume 5 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (28 min. + 10 min.)

An interactive learning tool for infants and toddlers, this DVD is designed to enhance a child's learning environment. It helps infants begin to categorize objects and to build word meanings by providing multiple and varied examples of each vocabulary word.

CC 305.231 BEE [P12913]










Bird watch / Jennings, Terry. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Looking at all the features of a bird, this book will amaze children as they discover fascinating facts about birds. The easy to read text is designed to improve children's speaking and listening skills. The book provides reflection questions to focus readers on listening, as well as parents' and teachers' notes to encourage further discussion. Suitable for ages 4 to 7 years.

LIT NF JEN [P11215]










Blood and basketball / Greene, Janice. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 31 p.

Dale has the chance to play pro basketball but his brother Bode is a bad influence which may affect Dale's chances of hitting the big time. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short sentences and paragraphs, with an extensive use of dialogue, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

LIT F GRE [P11239]










Booksharing : successful interaction with your child & books / Gawned, Sue; Lee, Mary. -- Perth: Noah's Ark (WA) Inc. 2012. 33 p. ; 30 cm. + 1 DVD

Sharing books with children has a profound influence on their language development, literacy and life outcomes. In this book the authors offer parents and early educators new strategies to support children learning about books, language and the world. The book and DVD provide a clear and concise step-by-step guide. Photographs and film clips demonstrate the booksharing strategies which can be successfully adapted to engage every child.

CC 616.8553 GAW [P14571]








Bouncing with the budgie / Warren, Celia. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

A collection of light hearted poems that will delight children with bouncy budgies, hungry seagulls, lots of socks and more. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop their thinking skills. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and reflection questions to encourage children to think about what they have read. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to reinforce children's understanding of the text. Suitable for children aged 6-10 years.

LIT F WAR [P11208]










Bugs and slugs / Jennings, Terry. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Learn about the world of minibeasts from beetles to butterflies and all the creepy crawlies in between. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop their thinking skills. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and reflection questions to encourage children to think about what they have read. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to reinforce children's understanding of the text. Suitable for children aged 6-10 years.

LIT NF JEN [P11203]










Bus 99 / Thomas, Teri. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 31 p.

Jamal gets on the bus like he does everyday, only today is different because things are not quite what they seem as Jamal has crossed to a parallel universe. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short sentences and paragraphs, with an extensive use of dialogue, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

LIT F THO [P11242]










Children around the world / Wilkins, Verna. -- London: QED Publishing, 2004. 24 p.

Find out about children from different countries around the world. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop the confidence to become independent readers. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and an illustrated glossary for unfamiliar words. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to reinforce children's understanding of the text. Suitable for children aged 4-8 years.

LIT NF WIL [P11223]










Colors, shapes & patterns flashcards / Baby BumbleBee. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2004. 1 Set of 24 Flashcards

This set of flashcards features basic colours, shapes and patterns. It can be paired with the DVD "Crazy for Colors" for enhanced learning fun. It is aimed for children twelve months and up.

CC 305.231 COL [P12924]










Connections in the workplace : social skills reader / Stride, June. -- Verona, Wis.: Attainment Company, 2008. 215 p. ; 28 cm. + 1 compact disc

Aimed at adolescents, young people and adults, this illustrated social skills reader includes 35 short stories profiling Maria's and Jerome's experiences in the workplace. A compact disc includes printable PDF pages with activities.

CC 331.59 STR [P14280]








The creature in Wide-mouth Cave / Bevan, Clare. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

There is something scary in Wide-mouth Cave. Only the little girl in pink knows what it is but the crowd of people are not listening. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop their thinking skills. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and reflection questions to encourage children to think about what they have read. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to reinforce children's understanding of the text. Suitable for children aged 6-10 years.

LIT F BEV [P11207]










The dark lady / Greene, Janice. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 32 p.

The 'Dark Lady' is a priceless violin and someone will do anything to get her including attempted murder. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short sentences and paragraphs, with an extensive use of dialogue, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

LIT F GRE [P11244]










Deadly storms / Weil, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 64 p.

Read about the havoc created by cyclones, hurricanes and tornadoes in the United States and other countries around the world. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short chapters, time lines, key terms and interesting facts, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

LIT NF WEI [P11230]










Dinosaur explorer / Dixon, Dougal. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Discover some amazing prehistoric animals in this book all about dinosaurs. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop their thinking skills. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and reflection questions to encourage children to think about what they have read. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to reinforce children's understanding of the text. Suitable for children aged 6-10 years.

LIT NF DIX [P11202]










Don't wake Stanley / Petty, Kate. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Twinkle the kitten accidently wakes Stanley, which sets off a chain of events that will keep everyone in the family awake. An entertaining story that will instill a love of books in children. The easy to read text is designed to improve children's speaking and listening skills. The book provides reflection questions to focus readers on listening, as well as parents' and teachers' notes to encourage further discussion. Suitable for ages 4 to 7 years.

LIT F PET [P11211]










Drawing a blank : improving comprehension for readers on the autism spectrum / Iland, Emily. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: AAPC, 2011. xii, 266 p. ; 28 cm.

This book aims to help teachers and parents understand the needs of children who can read well, or decode words, but have comprehension difficulties. Children may have difficulty understanding text or the 'why' questions about plot and characters in stories. The book provides ways of identifying and assessing comprehension and evidence-based practices for improving reading comprehension.

SC/AUT ILA [P16066]








Earthquakes / Weil, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 64 p.

Read about the destruction caused by earthquakes in San Francisco, Mexico City, Japan, Lisbon and China. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short chapters, time lines, key terms and interesting facts, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

LIT NF WEI [P11231]










Environmental disasters / Weil, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 64p.

Read about how pollution affects the natural environment and environmental accidents caused by industry. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short chapters, time lines, key terms and interesting facts, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

LIT NF WEI [P11232]










Everyday learning about reading and writing / Arthur, Leonie. -- Watson, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2008. 28 p. ; 18 cm.

This resource will assist in incorporating early literacy learning into day-to-day experiences in the home. The book provides advice on : how to make children aware of the everyday uses of literacy; be prepared for when children learn to read and write; provide educational and fun literacy play opportunities; encourage children to sart thinking critically about literacy; and to inspire children to view literacy as meaningful and functional.

CC 371.4 ART [P14618]








Fires / Weil, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 64 p.

Learn why some fires get quickly out of control. Read about the Great Fire of London, the Great Fire of Chicago and other fire disasters. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short chapters, time lines, key terms and interesting facts, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

LIT NF WEI [P11233]










Flip books. Set A: Concepts / Dwight, Pauline; Evans, Alwyn; Gibson, Margaret. -- Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1992. 12 booklets

Flip the mouse and his friends help children learn early maths and language concepts. Using simple text and illustrations, each book in the set explains a different concept in an easy to understand, fun way. Parent/teacher notes at the back of each book provide reflection questions and a "joining in jingle".

LIT F DWI [P11172]










The great big friend hunt / Ray, Hannah. -- London: QED Publishing, 2004. 24 p.

Henry the puppy is looking for a friend but does not know what a friend is. The other animals help him search but they are not sure what a friend is either. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop the confidence to become independent readers. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and questions to encourage reflective thinking. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to reinforce children's understanding of the text. Suitable for children aged 4-8 years.

LIT F RAY [P11225]










Has a book got a spine? / Bentel, Erica; Elliott, Neil, ills. -- North Perth: Multicultural Services Centre of WA, 2006. 32 p.

Illustrated with colourful, humerous pictures, this book presents a fun way of teaching metaphors to people with autism and Asperger syndrome. The meaning of each metaphor is explained at the back of the book.

LIT NF BEN [P12155]








How do I teach this kid to read? : teaching literacy skills to young children with autism, from phonics to fluency / Henry, Kimberley A. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2010. ix, 97 p. ; 28 cm. + CD-Rom

Taking into consideration the learning characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorders, this book presents several simple instructional strategies that can help develop early literacy skills in young children (K-3) with autism. The author provides easily adaptable activities that teachers and parents can implement separately or in many combinations. Included are units on phonetic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency. It come with a CD of printable visual tools.

SC/AUT HEN [P13457]








How do we move? / Morgan, Sally. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Children will discover how we move in this book that explains the amazing things our bodies can do. The easy to read text is designed to improve children's speaking and listening skills. The book provides reflection questions to focus readers on listening, as well as parents' and teachers' notes to encourage further discussion. Suitable for ages 4 to 7 years.

LIT NF MOR [P11214]










How to develop children's early literacy : a guide for professional carers and educators / Makin, Laurie; Whitehead, Marian. -- London: Paul Chapman Publishing, 2004. 122 p.

Addresses current issues related to literacy to help teachers and early childhood staff support young children's language and literacy learning. Key areas include literacy for babies; literacy for toddlers; literacy for pre-school and nursery children; literacy for children in transition to school; play, bilingualism, children with disabilities and official curriculum frameworks. Offers practical ideas on setting up a supportive environment, interacting to promote literacy, how to find suitable resources and helping parents help their children.

CC 371.4 MAK [P11249]








I don't like reading / Clark, Lisabeth Emlyn. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2017. 35 p. ; 26 cm.

Meet Harry. Harry likes to play football, climb trees, and hang out with friends, but Harry doesn't like reading. That is, until his teacher explains that Harry has dyslexia, which makes things like reading and writing particularly hard for him. But with help from his mum, teacher and an educational psychologist, Harry learns specific strategies for reading with dyslexia. Suitable for children aged 5-11 years, this story shows that it's ok to discuss dyslexia and ask for help when needed. [Book cover]

SC/DYS CLA [P16148]










I hate to write! : tips for helping students with autism spectrum and related disorders increase achievement, meet academic standards, and become happy, successful writers / Boucher, Cheryl; Oehler, Kathy. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: AAPC Publishing, 2013. 173 p. ; 28 cm.

This book is written in a format that is brief, practical and to the point. It focuses on the four areas of writing that are most problematic for students with ASD: language, organisation, sensory and visual-motor skills. The book is organised under topics such as Getting Started, Knowing What to Write, Getting Stuck, Misunderstanding the Directions, and many more.

SC/AUT BOU [P15806]








Issues and practices in literacy development / AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY. Department of Education and Community Services; EARLY CHILDHOOD AUSTRALIA. -- Watson, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 1999. 76 p.

Children learn a diverse range of literacy skills well before they start school, through social and cultural practices in the community. This book highlights the need for staff in early childhood services to work in partnerships with families to encourage and promote literacy development in children through shared understanding. Approaches and strategies are suggested for learning through play, using written and oral genres, using information technology and supporting early literacy development.

CC 371.4 ISS [P11191]








It's called dyslexia / Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer. -- Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 2007. 36 p. ; 24 cm.

The little girl in this story is unhappy and she no longer enjoys school. When learning to read and write, she tries to remember which way the letters go but she often gets them all mixed up. After she discovers that dyslexia is the reason for her trouble, she begins to understand that with extra practice and help from others, she will begin to read and write corectly. At the same time, she aslo discovers a hidden talent she never knew existed. The book concludes with instructions for some activities such as flash cards, and a note to parents.

SC/DYS MOO [P13548]










Jobs people do / Ganeri, Anita. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

There are many interesting jobs that people do and children can learn about a variety of jobs that include teachers, astronauts, firefighters and many more. The easy to read text is designed to improve children's speaking and listening skills. The book provides reflection questions to focus readers on listening, as well as parents' and teachers' notes to encourage further discussion. Suitable for ages 4 to 7 years.

LIT NF GAN [P11213]










The jolly rascal / Bevan, Clare. -- London: QED Publishing, 2004. 24 p.

The jolly rascals are pirates on the hunt for buried treasure. Find out whether they find the hidden gold on their adventurous journey. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop the confidence to become independent readers. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and questions to encourage reflective thinking. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to reinforce children's understanding of the text. Suitable for children aged 4-8 years.

LIT F BEV [P11226]










Keeping healthy / Hewitt, Sally. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Learn how to keep your body healthy and clean. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop their thinking skills. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and reflection questions to encourage children to think about what they have read. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to reinforce children's understanding of the text. Suitable for children aged 6-10 years.

LIT NF HEW [P11201]










A land we can share : teaching literacy to students with autism / Kluth, Paula; Chandler-Olcott, Kelly. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 2008. xxvii, 220 p. ; 26 cm.

This book focuses specifically on teaching literacy to students with autism spectrum labels. It is grounded in the real world of classroom life and builds on the rich stories of people with autism who have found their way into the literate world. It is a resource that bridges what is known about effective reading instruction and characteristics of learners with ASD "to provide educators with inspiring, practical, strengths-based instructional recommendations to build literacy skills." It shows teachers how to implement research-based practices in reading and writing instruction ; plan effective lessons that build on students' strengths, interests, and individual needs; design a classroom environment that promotes literacy learning for all students while addressing the individual needs of learners with autism; access students who do not or cannot show their literacy learning in traditional ways; and include students with autism in a wide range of classroom literacy activities. It gives a view of what successful 'inclusion' can be like.

SC/AUT KLU [P13485]








Let's make a start : early language and numeracy options / VERMONT SOUTH SPECIAL SCHOOL. -- Vermont South, Vic.: Albatross Productions, 2003. 2 DVD's (270 min.)

The result of six workshops presented by staff at Vermont South Special School, this production is designed to help those working with special needs students in the areas of early language and numeracy. Key methods include Makaton, Compic, Letterland, P.E.C.S. (Picture Exchange Communication System), Cued Articulation and Phonemic Awareness and Practical Maths Activities. Provides ideas and strategies using these methods to identify and implement more flexible teaching methods to help students with special needs improve their literacy and numeracy skills.

CC 371.4 LET [P12864]










Let's read together. Part 1 : Using commercially available books to promote literacy : AAC ideas for children with communication difficulties / Bloom, Ylana; Bhargava, Dolly. -- Beecroft, NSW: Innovative Communication Programming, 2004. 170 p.

Uses Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies to help children with communication difficulties build foundation skills for literacy. Includes information, ideas and activities for parents and practitioners to help motivate and interest children. Demonstrates how to choose and share the reading of a book, encourage children to reflect on and creatively build on what they have read, develop a bank of sight words, develop phonological awareness skills and ideas for making displays. Provides a bibliography of children's books that use repetitive phrases and theme related stories.

CC 371.4 BLO [P11189]








Let's read together. Part 2 : creating personalised material to promote literacy : AAC ideas for children and adults with communication difficulties / Bloom, Ylana; Bhargava, Dolly. -- Beecroft, NSW: Innovative Communication Programming, 2004. 236 p.

Uses Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies to enhance and develop the literacy skills of older children, adolescents and adults. The manual can be used as a guide for parents, carers, teachers and therapists who interact with AAC users and specifically want to teach them literacy. Demonstrates how to facilitate the development of communication and literacy skills by fostering a positive attitude, select suitable books to develop reading and writing skills, select suitable books to develop communication skills, encourage the reader to reflect and creatively build on what has been read, develop phonological awareness skills, develop a bank of sight words and ideas on making displays.

CC 371.4 BLO [P11190;P11617]








Let's write : Parent / teacher reference : for primary school school aged children with autism spectrum disorders and specific learning difficulties. / Lowes, Tanya. OT Discovery Publications, 53 p. ; 30 cm. + 1 vol (18 p.) + 1 CD

This book has been designed as a resource for parents and teachers as a means of assisting primary school aged children with autism spectrum disorders and specific learning difficulties who are experiencing difficulties with text generation (story or report writing). Many of the pages of the book are reproducible as a means of providing prompts to a number of children or to a whole class. It is accompanied by a student resource book and a CD of the same information for each writing format (recount, procedural, narrative, description, report and letter).

CC 371.4 LOW [P14024]








Life cycles : from tadpole to frog / Hewitt, Sally. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Learn about the life cycle of the frog from jelly like frogspawn to fully grown frog. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop their thinking skills. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and reflection questions to encourage children to think about what they have read. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to reinforce children's understanding of the text. Suitable for children aged 6-10 years.

LIT NF HEW [P11204]










Life skill readers : 40 topics focus on community activities / Booth, Craig; Kinney, Judi. -- Verona, Wis.: Attainment Company, 2005. xii, 213 p. ; 28 cm. + 1 compact disc

Life Skill Readers is a photo-illustrated reading comprehension program featuring contemporary life skill themes ideal for adolescents and young people. This reader presents forty stories in six content areas: community, personal, school, signs, transportation, and work. Stories describe places, things, and activities. Each story has three, five, or seven pages with study questions. A compact disc includes printable PDF pages with activities.

CC 371.928 BOO [P14279]








Lifting the lid on early childhood literacy / Lowe, Kaye. -- Watson, ACT: Australian Early Childhood Association, 2000. 18 p.

Discusses the fundamental principles of literacy learning. Explains the important role of parents and early child care workers in making literacy fun and suggests useful strategies to encourage and support children in their learning activities.

CC 371.4 LOW [P11192]








Lily and the mixed-up letters / Hodge, Deborah. -- Toronto, Ont.: Tundra Books, 2007. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 27 cm

This children's book is about Lily who has trouble reading. Whenever she tries, the letters jump around and get all mixed up - and so does she. When the teacher announces that each child will read in front of parents for 'Parent's Day' she knows she can't pretend any more. Working together with her mother and teacher she comes to understand that she has very important strengths and talents, and with hard work and renewed confidence surprises everyone - even herself. Described as "an uplifting story and reassuring read for any child in need of a boost in confidence".

SC/DYS HOD [P13546]










Little Red Riding Hood / Faundez, Anne. -- London: QED Publishing, 2004. 24 p.

Little Red Riding Hood is on her way to visit Granny when she meets a big grey wolf. Both are on their way to Granny's house but who will get there first? This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop the confidence to write. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and reflection questions to encourage imagination. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to stimulate and inspire young readers to write. Suitable for children aged 6-10 years.

LIT F FAU [P11219]










Make way for literacy! : teaching the way young children learn / Owocki, Gretchen. -- Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2001. 210 p.

Practical ideas and suggestions for setting up and using low cost or no cost, learner centred environments for literacy development is the focus of this book. Provides strategies for instruction, assessment and evaluation to guide teachers from preschool to middle primary school on creating supportive environments to develop children's literacy skills. A range of activity ideas promoting language and literacy development include methods using play, drama, movement, art, writing and talking.

CC 371.4 OWO [P11193]








Many ways to learn : a kid's guide to LD / Stern, Judith M.; Ben-Ami, Uzi. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2011. 112 p. ; 23 cm.

This book explains learning disabilities (LD) and presents advice and strategies for children and adolescents with learning disabilities to get ahead in school. It has separate chapters on reading, math, written language, oral, and non-verbal LD. It aims to help build specific skills such as in doing homework, taking tests, planning and organising, using technology - and to boost confidence. The guide also gives ideas on making friends, dealing with parents, and feeling good about yourself.

CC 370 STE [P13544]








Mighty machines / Oxlade, Chris. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Introduces children to the world of big machinery. From trucks to aircraft and space vehicles, this book will amaze young children as they learn about mighty machines. The easy to read text is designed to improve children's speaking and listening skills. The book provides reflection questions to focus readers on listening, as well as parents' and teachers' notes to encourage further discussion. Suitable for ages 4 to 7 years.

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Minki's day / Body, Wendy. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Minki the monster tells us about his eventful day. He paints with his Dad and takes his dog to the river with lots of adventures along the way. Introduces children to useful, basic vocabulary. The story is written in rhyme, accompanied with colourful artwork and is designed to enrich children's word power and improve spelling skills. Activity pages are included to help reinforce children's understanding of the text and parent/teacher notes provide hints and tips to encourage further discussion. Suitable for ages 4-7 years.

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Mountain disasters / Weil, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 64 p.

Mountain climbing is full of dangers and risks. Some climbers do not make it back, either through human negligence or uncontrollable factors. Learn about the dangers of climbing Mt Everest, Mount Hood, the Eiger, Siula Grande and Denali. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short chapters, time lines, key terms and interesting facts, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

LIT NF WEI [P11234]










Mup's days of the week / Body, Wendy. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Explore each day of the week with Mup the friendly monster. Introduces children to useful, basic vocabulary. The story is written in rhyme, accompanied with colourful artwork and is designed to enrich children's word power and improve spelling skills. Activity pages are included to help reinforce children's understanding of the text and parent/teacher notes provide hints and tips to encourage further discussion. Suitable for ages 4-7 years.

LIT F BOD [P11179]










The Next Chapter Book Club : a model community literacy program for people with intellectual disabilities / Fish, Tom; Rabidoux, Paula. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2009. xiv, 199 p. ; 28 cm. + CD-ROM

This is about making learning a lifelong experience for people with intellectual disabilities. The key objective is to provide adolescents and adults with disabilities the opportunity to read, discuss books and socialise.The benefits are seen to range from improving literacy and social skills to increased self-esteem and community inclusion. The book is a guide to how to start one in your community - providing both motivation and know-how and using the Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) which has a nationwide network in the USA as a model. It includes a companion CD-ROM.

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Potato pals 1 : book set / Jackson, Patrick; Kimura, Rie. -- New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. 6 booklets + 1 compact disc

The cheerful potato pals talk about the different things they do each day at home, at school and when they play with their friends. These fun stories teach language development skills using simple sentences and basic vocabulary. Combined with the compact disc and using repetition techniques, pre-primary and primary aged children can learn everyday language and useful phrases at home with their parents.

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Potato pals 2 : book set / Jackson, Patrick; Kimura, Rie. -- New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. 6 booklets + 1 compact disc

The cheerful potato pals like visiting exciting places. Join them on their adventures and read about the different things they do. These fun stories teach language development skills using simple sentences and basic vocabulary. Combined with the compact disc and using repetition techniques, pre-primary and primary aged children can learn everyday language and useful phrases at home with their parents.

LIT F JAC [P11174]










RAPT in reading : recipes for literacy success / Wood, Beth; Jorgensen, Glenda. -- Dalby, Qld.: Heads Together, 1998. 68 p.

Using simple yet challenging activities, the recipes in this book can help children develop and improve their literacy skills. With over one hundred activities ranging from simple to complex which may be used at home or school, the book provides parents and teachers the opportunity to build children's confidence in their own abilities. Based on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligence the activities are divided into the child's predominant intelligence of words, numbers, art, action, music, interpersonal or intrapersonal. Suitable for ages 3 to 13 years but can be used by all ages to improve literacy skills.

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Read my lips / Greene, Janice. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 31 p.

Lupe Herrera is deaf and an officer on the police force. She has to deal with sexism from her work colleagues until an opportunity comes along in which her lip reading can break a case wide open. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short sentences and paragraphs, with an extensive use of dialogue, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

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Read to me / Rolton, Gloria. -- Camberwell, Vic.: Australian Council for Educational Research, 2001. 128 p.

This practical guide for parents and carers will assist in the selection of books to read to young children. Explains the importance of reading to pre-school children to assist in the development of language and listening skills, cognitive development, social skills, early reading and problem solving skills. Discusses the value of fingerplays, action rhymes and singing games and the use of appropriate materials such as board books, nursery rhymes, flap books and picture books. Includes a chapter on how to read to and select books for children with physical and intellectual disabilities.

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Reading and writing with Letterland : a parent's guide / Manson, Judy. -- Surrey: Letterland Direct Limited, 1993. 48 p.

Letterland is a secret place where letters of the alphabet live. Using a network of stories children of all abilities can more easily understand how the alphabet is constructed. This book provides strategies for parents to teach difficult information about written language through stories. The guide introduces Letterland characters and stories which explain why letters make the sounds they do in words. Explains how to teach the correct way to write letters , pronounce their sounds and the importance of early reading at home.

CC 371.4 MAN [P11171]








Reading magic : how your child can learn to read before school - and other read-aloud miracles / Fox, Mem. -- Sydney: Pan Macmillan Australia, 2005. 177 p.

Reading aloud to young children can have many benefits of which the major one is an increase in literacy skills. This book teaches parents and carers of children from birth to five years, how to read aloud to their child. Provides anecdotal, humorous and practical information to demonstrate how to read aloud to young children and how to get the most value and joy from a read aloud session. This new edition includes two new chapters on phonics plus boys and reading.

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Ready for a picnic / Warren, Celia. -- London: QED Publishing, 2004. 24 p.

A collection of funny poems that include dizzy hamsters, bold pirates, eggs and more. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop the confidence to become independent readers. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and questions to encourage reflective thinking. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to reinforce children's understanding of the text. Suitable for children aged 4-8 years.

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Ruby's terrible secret / Lorimer, Janet. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 31 p.

Melinda was sent away by her grandmother when she was a little girl. Years later Melinda returns to her grandmother's home and uncovers a terrible family secret. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short sentences and paragraphs, with an extensive use of dialogue, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

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Said mouse to mole / Bevan, Clare. -- London: QED Publishing, 2004. 24 p.

Mouse and Mole are very good friends but they both wish they were different, find out what would happen if their dreams came true. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop the confidence to become independent readers. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and questions to encourage reflective thinking. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to reinforce children's understanding of the text. Suitable for children aged 4-8 years.

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Scribbles, signs and stories : learning to write / Darkin, Lynne, Ed.; Meiers, Marion, Ed.; Nolan, Kathy, Ed. -- Camberwell, Vic.: ACER, 2005. 16 p.

Designed for students who want to compare their own writing with the samples in the book. The research samples are taken from the same set of students at the start of school to year six. The samples were part of the Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Study which was started in 1999 and completed in 2005. This book is of benefit to any student who wants to gain a better understanding of their own writing journey, or, teachers who are interested in the ways in which writing skills are developed.

CC 371.4 SCR [P11167]










Sea creatures / Faundez, Anne. -- London: QED Publishing, 2004. 24 p.

Learn about a variety of creatures that live in the sea. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop the confidence to become independent readers. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and an illustrated glossary for unfamiliar words. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to reinforce children's understanding of the text. Suitable for children aged 4-8 years.

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Sea disasters / Weil, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 64 p.

Many ships sail the oceans but some of them meet with disaster, usually with tragic consequences. Read about infamous disasters including the Titanic, the Lusitania, the Kursk, the Andrea Doria and the General Slocum. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short chapters, time lines, key terms and interesting facts, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

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Sing a song of sixpence / Faundez, Anne. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

This book of favourite nursery rhymes will delight and entertain children whilst instilling a love of books and enthusiasm for reading. The easy to read text is designed to improve children's speaking and listening skills. The book provides reflection questions to focus readers on listening, as well as parents' and teachers' notes to encourage further discussion. Suitable for ages 4 to 7 years.

LIT F FAU [P11209]










Social story readers / Semple, Debbie; Lechler, Shelia. -- Verona, Wis.: Attainment Company, 2006. 101 p. ; 28 cm. + 1 compact disc

Aimed at adolescents, young people and adults, this social story reader has 16 stories depicting common social issues at home and school. A compact disc includes printable PDF pages with activities.

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Space disasters / Weil, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 64 p.

Through space travel we can learn about our universe and our planet. Missions into space are full of dangers and not all astronauts return to Earth alive. Read about Apollo 1, Apollo 13, Soyzuz 11, Challenger and Columbia. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short chapters, time lines, key terms and interesting facts, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

LIT NF WEI [P11237]










Spotlight on young children and math / Koralek, Derry, Ed. -- Washington DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2003. 48 p.

A selection of articles that provides strategies to introduce key math concepts, foster problem solving and mathematical thinking. Promotes and encourages the use of math across the curriculum in the early school years. Parents and teachers will find ideas and activities to help develop numeracy skills in young children.

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Student bodies / Lorimer, Janet. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 31 p.

Jake Maguire works at night in the university coffee shop. When students start dissappearing, Jake investigates and finds that something creepy is happening on campus. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short sentences and paragraphs, with an extensive use of dialogue, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

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Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons / Engelmann, Siegfried; Haddox, Phyllis; Bruner, Elaine. -- New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011. 395 p. ; 28 cm.

This is a complete, step-by-step program that shows parents how to teach their children to read. It is a hundred-day program requiring twenty minutes per day and is an adaptation of the Distar Fast Cycle Reading Program. The program is appropriate for pre-school children, and for children who have been in school but who have not learned to read. It is promoted as being able to "bring you and your child closer together, while giving your child the reading skills needed for a better chance at tomorrow."

CC 371.4 ENG [P14928]








Terrorism / Weil, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 64 p.

Acts of terrorism usually result in the loss of innocent lives. Read about attacks on the World Trade Centre, the Achille Lauro, Oklahoma City and the Unabomber terrorist. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short chapters, time lines, key terms and interesting facts, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

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Tiddalik the frog / Faundez, Anne. -- London: QED Publishing, 2004. 24 p.

Tiddalik the frog has woken up very grumpy, so grumpy that he drinks all the water in Australia. The other animals are very worried and make a plan to get their water back. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop the confidence to write. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and reflection questions to encourage imagination. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to stimulate and inspire young readers to write. Suitable for children aged 6-10 years.

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The tidy fairy / Hewitt, Sally. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Mum has gone to stay with Granny and the tidy fairy has stopped cleaning Tina and Bertie's messy room. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop their thinking skills. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and reflection questions to encourage children to think about what they have read. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to reinforce children's understanding of the text. Suitable for children aged 6-10 years.

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Tough girl / Greene, Janice. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 32 p.

Wesley wants Zoe to be his girlfriend but he knows nothing about her except that she has an untidy appearance, a smart mouth and he knows his parents wouldn't approve. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short sentences and paragraphs, with an extensive use of dialogue, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

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Treasure at Silver Springs / Thomas, Teri. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 31 p.

Anna and Toni are on an adventure to find long lost treasure - newly minted coins stolen from a stagecoach. They meet two cowboys who offer to help but one of them has an ulterior motive. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short sentences and paragraphs, with an extensive use of dialogue, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

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Try reading again : how to motivate and teach older beginners, age 10 and up / Horstmeier, DeAnna. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2012. xix, 297 p. ; 28 cm. + CD-Rom

This book demonstrates the author's successful triangle approach to reading instruction for reluctant and struggling older readers and non-readers. It can be used to jumpstart reading for students with learning challenges due to intellectual disabilities or because English is their second langauge. Within the book and on the accompanying CD-Rom, there's age-appropriate material, hi-lo stories (high interest-low readability), illustrations, and activities and games to re-engage students and help them make steady progress. Helpful for educators, reading tutors, homeschoolers, and parents who feel stuck about how to help struggling readers.

CC 371.4 HOR [P14685]








Vocabulary builder flashcards. Volume 1 / Baby BumbleBee. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2004. 1 set of 23 Flashcards

These laminated flashcards are designed to be used interactively with an infant or toddler to make a fun launching pad for one-on-one interaction with your child. Each word is presented with photographic images and each card includes suggested questions and teaching tips for parents to use with their children. They also include an American Sign Language translation for each word featured.

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Vocabulary builder flashcards. Volume 2 / Baby BumbleBee. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2004. 1 Set of 23 Flashcards

These laminated flashcards are designed to be used interactively with an infant or toddler to make a fun launching pad for one-on-one interaction with your child. Each word is presented with photographic images and each card includes suggested questions and teaching tips for parents to use with their children. They also include an American Sign Language translation for each word featured.

CC 305.231 VOC [P12928]










Vocabulary builder flashcards. Volume 3 / Baby BumbleBee. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2004. 1 Set of 23 Flashcards

These laminated flashcards are designed to be used interactively with an infant or toddler to make a fun launching pad for one-on-one interaction with your child. Each word is presented with photographic images and each card includes suggested questions and teaching tips for parents to use with their children. They also include an American Sign Language translation for each word featured.

CC 305.231 VOC [P12929]










Volcanoes / Weil, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 64 p.

When volcanoes erupt they can cause destruction of property and death. Read about natural disasters that have occurred on Mt Vesuvius, Mt St Helens, Krakatoa, Mt Pelee, Pinatubo, Mauna and Kilauea. Suitable for students who do not yet equate reading with enjoyment. The story is designed using short chapters, time lines, key terms and interesting facts, for a reading age of 8-9 years and an interest age of 11-17 years.

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Volcanoes and earthquakes / Nuttall, Gina. -- London: QED Publishing, 2004. 24 p.

Learn how scientists measure earthquakes and which volcano has been erupting for over a million years. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop the confidence to write. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and a glossary to explain unfamiliar words. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to stimulate and inspire young readers to write. Suitable for children aged 6-10 years.

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Wait for me ! / Browne, Eileen. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

The hot and thirsty animals make a plan to go to the cool and sparkly river but Eddie the Elephant has trouble keeping up. This delightful story of the animals journey through different landscapes will instill in children a love of reading. The easy to read text is designed to improve children's speaking and listening skills. The book provides reflection questions to focus readers on listening, as well as parents' and teachers' notes to encourage further discussion. Suitable for ages 4 to 7 years.

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What's in the sky? / Smith, Ian. -- London: QED Publishing, 2004. 24 p.

Learn about the moon, sun, earth and other planets in our solar system. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop the confidence to write. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and a glossary to explain unfamiliar words. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to stimulate and inspire young readers to write. Suitable for children aged 6-10 years.

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Where's my shirt ? / Hewitt, Sally. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Ben has lost his football shirt and his brother Pete thinks he knows where it is. The hunt is on and it's a race against time to find the shirt in one piece. This easy to read text will encourage beginning readers to develop their thinking skills. Uses colourful, attractive artwork to compliment the text and reflection questions to encourage children to think about what they have read. Carers and teachers notes are provided at the end of the book to promote discussion topics and provide activities to reinforce children's understanding of the text. Suitable for children aged 6-10 years.

LIT F HEW [P11205]










The wobbly wand / Bevan, Clare. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Fairy Doll's magic does not go to plan when she tries to keep the other toys from waking up the children. This amusing playscript will keep young children entertained while instilling an enthusiasm for reading. The easy to read text is designed to improve children's speaking and listening skills. The book provides reflection questions to focus readers on listening, as well as parents' and teachers' notes to encourage further discussion. Suitable for ages 4 to 7 years.

LIT F BEV [P11210]










Words rock! / EdAlive. -- Armidale, NSW: EdAlive, 2005. 1 CD-ROM

This educational CD-ROM has been designed to build word power, spelling skills, grammar and punctuation know-how.

CC 371.4 WOR [P12848]










Wordswork / Davidson, Christopher, Ed.; Wicking, Bruce, Ed. -- Toorak, Vic.: A.R.D. Publishing, 2003. 1 CD-ROM

A valuable resource for teachers, parents and students of all ages who are learning the spelling patterns of the English language. This compendium of structured word lists aims to develop a student's ability to discriminate subtle sound differences by providing examples of phonemic exercises and practice the learning of words using the 'look-say-cover-write-check' technique.

CC 371.4 WOR [P11259]










Zia's colours / Body, Wendy. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Zia the monster loves to paint and on this art adventure we explore many different colours. Introduces children to useful, basic vocabulary. The story is written in rhyme, accompanied with colourful artwork and is designed to enrich children's word power and improve spelling skills. Activity pages are included to help reinforce children's understanding of the text and parent/teacher notes provide hints and tips to encourage further discussion. Suitable for ages 4-7 years.

LIT F BOD [P11178]