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a book discussion conducted by email

Welcome to the Road safety book rap

Jeffery Road safety book rap
Paw Prints

Title: Jeffrey: a shared book with road safety messages for children
Author: Margaret Wild
Illustrator: Peter Townsend
Publisher: Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW, 1999

This book rap on Jeffrey, a resource in the RTA Move Ahead With Street Sense kit, will run from Week 1 of Term 3, 2003.

The Jeffrey book rap is suitable for Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) students. It supports the PDHPE K-6 syllabus.

Dates: (approx)
*Rap live for subscription 21 July 2003
*Introduction from 4 August 2003
*Rap point 1 11 August 2003
*Rap point 2 18 August 2003

*Rap point 3

25 August 2003
*Rap wrap up 21 September 2003

Coordinators: Coordinator: Matthew Godsell, Consultant, Road Safety Education, Newcastle.

From 21 July 2003 you may participate in the Jeffrey book rap by entering your email in the boxes below and clicking the ‘Submit’ buttons.

Teacher email will not be archived

You will receive confirmation emails for your Class group and the Teacher support listserv. Simply follow the instructions these contain when posting messages.

Archives of the class email discussion

Gallery of rappers illustrations and work samples.

Rap support materials

Program and planning Stage 1

Stage 1 Road safety messages

Paw Print messages (for use with Rap point 1)

Transport worksheet (for use with Rap point 2)

Rap maps

Rap lingo

Implementing a rap (Book rap FAQs)

Email – Instruction sheet for students

Rap reflection sheet

Parent information letter

Rap maps

Find examples of maps and tally sheets. Students may use these to identify and locate schools participating in the book rap. Use these or create your own based on ideas from these examples.

Rap lingos

Book rap An online discussion about a book
Rappers The people involved in the book rap
Rap map A map marking other rappers’ locations
Rap point A topic, issue or event from the book to discuss
Rap record Print out of messages responded to
Rap reflections Sheets for rappers to reflect on their experiences and skills
Rap rep The person typing the responses
Rap reporters The people relaying rap news to others
Rap rules Guidelines of a book rap discussion
Rap wrap up Final message about a book rap

Rap reflection sheet

A rap reflection sheet


Thanks to the following people for assisting in the development of these materials: Grace Palamara, Road Safety Education Consultant; Adam Wynn, Principal, Kurrajong East Public School; Toniann O’Brien, Kurrajong East Public School; and Paul Doorn, Manager, Road Safety.

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