Read On: Book 2

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.



What can get in the way of successful reading?

Guide to Reading Levels

Achieving meaningful learning outcomes

Non-fiction Articles

  • Staying safe with social networking
  • Heroes of Mount Everest
  • Tracking turtles
  • Exploring the Flinders Ranges
  • A special military award
  • Tuk tuk power in Thailand
  • Coconuts and curries
  • The search for black opals
  • Banished!
  • Procedural writing for the web
  • Getting into interviewing
  • Biography – Sally Morgan
  • Delivering a line
  • Vanuatu

Fiction and poetry

  • Fire!
  • The Magic of Sixteen
  • Keeping the Dream Alive
  • Angelina’s Story
  • Easter Island acrostic
  • Moonthanguddi
  • A Mountain Station

Everyday writing

  • Signs in your community
  • Music and musical instruments
  • Footy Tipping Legends Leader Board
  • Community Notices
  • Reading a map
  • Join a Club
  • Tacos – A little taste of Mexico!
  • Jake’s party registration
  • Calendar
  • Balancing a budget
  • Bus Timetable
  • Equipment list – Armadillo Trekking Expedition
  • Making reading work for you
More Information
Year Level Year 8, Year 9
Date of Publication 2014
ISBN 9781921586774
Subject English, English (EAL/D)
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