Read On: Book 1

Author: Anne Vize, Publisher: Phoenix

Read on – literature resources for diverse learning in Australian schools is a positive, practical and engaging set of books which meet the modern teaching needs of English and generalist class teachers. The books link closely with the Literature strand of the Australian curriculum and can be used to meet many of the outcomes at Year 7-9 level.  Book 1 is pitched at years 7—8, Book 2 at years 8—9. They are also highly suitable for students who may be achieving outcomes through general capabilities for Literacy.  This might include students who:

  • have an intellectual disability
  • are learning English as an additional language
  • have diverse learning needs
  • have an autism spectrum disorder
  • are at risk of academic failure

The books contain easy to read and teach examples of many of the content requirements of the English Literature curriculum including:

  • poetry
  • fiction
  • non-fiction
  • multi modal texts
  • visual literacy
  • biographies
  • everyday literacy
  • life skills literacy

The Australian Curriculum reminds teachers of the need to include the works of Australian authors in their English teaching and to consider how content relates to sustainability, Asia and relationship with Asia, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. The ‘Read on’ books make it possible to provide this content at an easily accessible level which encourages a wide range of students to participate fully in all aspects of the English curriculum.


Support for students                                                                            

What can get in the way of successful reading?                                                 

Guide to reading levels                                                                                   

Achieving meaningful learning outcomes                

    Non fiction and multimodal texts  

    • Ta Moko – the art of Maori tattooing  
    • Swinging through the tree tops
    • Surfing the waves – Llayne Beachley  
    • On your bike – Casey Stoner
    • Stonehenge – an ancient mystery  
    • Paddling the Todd River
    • Meeting Zac – up close and personal with a crocodile     
    • Don’t get scammed with your mobile!  
    • Dancing on the tips of your toes
    • The unknown soldier  
    • Stop the toad in its tracks  
    • Australian native animals
    • Cyclone Tracy  

    Fiction, drama and poetry  

    • The secret  
    • My Work Experience diary  
    • Tiddalik the frog – the flood-maker  
    • We can save our planet  
    • Tanka Poetry  
    • Losing it  
    • Street art  
    • The breakfast club  
    • The rescue  
    • Old Boots  
    • Shoot out  
    • Sunset fishing  
    • A Time to Dream

    Everyday writing

    • Banana smoothie
    • Beach’s fish and chips
    • The perfect vegetable soup
    • The job pages
    • Shopping list
    • Our home
    • It’s a party!
    • Planning a holiday
    • The Music Store – Second hand items for sale
    • Staying safe near water
    • Belmont to city trains
    More Information
    Year Level Year 7, Year 8
    Date of Publication 2014
    ISBN 9781921586767
    Subject English, English (EAL/D)
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