I'm sharing a message from Lizzie Chase of the School Libraries and Information Literacy Unit:
Fiction with a twist is a book rap starting in Week 5. Aimed at enthusiastic readers/writers in Stages 3 and 4, it provides fiction extracts for students. It boosts inferential reading and the writing of short descriptive paragraphs.
Student writing samples
See student writing to the blog already at http://rapblog8.edublogs.org - it is inspiring!
Teaching resources + unit of work
The resources for the rap are NOW available at http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/raps/twist/teachingideas.htm
Nowadays, students can blog in directly without needing to register with edublogs!
Optional training - everyone welcome
If you would like training in use of the rap resources [this is NOT mandatory of course] - there is a workshop at Bonnyrigg HS on Thursday February 11th, the same one is repeated at Ryde State Office on February 15th. You can be trained, even if you do not plan to do the rap. These resources are very extensive and explicit...
School Libraries and Information Literacy Unit