This rap is available in Term 3, 2007. It focuses on Stage 2 outcomes in the English K–6 syllabus and Science and Technology K–6 syllabus and is based on three CBCA 2007 shortlisted books, in the Children’s Book of the Year Awards, that explore the natural environment.
READiscover includes the following texts:
|Home by Narelle Oliver
Cover illustration by Narelle Oliver
Cover reproduced with kind permission of Scholastic Australia Pty. Ltd
Do not reproduce
Leaf litter: exploring the mysteries of a hidden world by Rachel Tonkin
Cover illustration by Rachel Tonkin
Cover reproduced with kind permission of Angus & Robertson, Australia
Do not reproduce
|The rainbirds by David Metzenthen and Sally Rippin
Cover illustration by Sally Rippin
Cover reproduced with kind permission of Hachette Children’s Books, Australia
Do not reproduce
Program and planning
Introductory rap point
Rap point 1
Rap point 2
Rap point 3
Di Johnston, teacher-librarian, Cambridge Park Public School
Joining the rap
From 23 July 2007, you may participate in the READiscover rap by entering your email address in the boxes below and clicking the Submit buttons. Please ensure you have registered the email addresses before submitting.
The class email address may be different from the teacher email address.
Enter the teacher email first; click on submit; go back and then enter the class email and click on submit.
Please ensure you have registered the email addresses before doing so. See notes below.
Teacher discussion email will not be archived to protect privacy. The teacher rap runs concurrently with the book rap to provide additional support for teachers, and the opportunity to discuss issues which may arise during the rap.
You will receive confirmation emails for your class group and the teacher support listserv. Please read these messages carefully and follow the instructions to confirm your subscription. Then you will get a welcome message by email. Please save these messages as they contain important email addresses, and simply follow the instructions these contain when posting messages.
Notes re teacher email list
Feel free to use your personal, or education email address, or other email address of your choice.
Notes re class email address
Teachers, particularly those from NSW government schools, operating in authenticated email environments and restricted from the use of Yahoo and other such accounts from school may wish to negotiate use of their school’s generic or administrative account with the school principal. For further options and support contact the Rap Facilitator.
You will receive two confirmation emails: one for your class group and one for the teacher support listserv (discussion).
Please read and save these messages as they contain important email addresses. In particular please note that:
- emails should have the subject in the subject line
- emails should be sent to the rap email address, not to the coordinator.
The emails will arrive in your email inbox and will also be published on the website in the class email discussion archive.
Class email discussion
Archives of the class email discussion
Email any illustrations or pictures to the Rap Facilitator, Cath Keane who will have them published in the picture gallery.
Thanks to Annalies van Westenbrugge, Senior Curriculum Adviser, English K–6, Curriculum K–12 Directorate; Harry Vassila, Senior Curriculum Adviser, Science and Technology K–6, Curriculum K–12 Directorate; Cath Keane, Editor Scan, School Libraries and Information Literacy Unit, Curriculum K–12 Directorate; Karen Turnbull, Literacy Project Officer, Curriculum K–12 Directorate; and Di Johnston, teacher-librarian, Cambridge Park Public School.
Additional resources provided by the School Libraries and Information Literacy Unit.
This rap is a joint project of the School Libraries and Information Literacy Unit, English K–6, and Science and Technology K–6, Curriculum K–12 Directorate.