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Instructional Series

Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.

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    Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    The focus in this issue of Connected is on the Nature of Science strand of the curriculum and the science capability: Interpret representations.
    At times, Connected themes require the introduction of concepts that students at this curriculum level may not be able to fully understand. What matters at this stage is that students begin to develop understandings that they can grow over time. 

    Series: Connected

    Publication date: December 2016

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    Totally Random?

    Picture This L3 cover.

    by Kate Potter 

    Miranda is going to explode if Hugh rolls another six. Three in a row just isn’t fair. Isn’t rolling a dice meant to be random? Take a deeper look into the mathematical concept of randomness and find out if Miranda stands a chance against Hugh.

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Statistics

    In: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Publication date: December 2016

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    Blood Sugar

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    by Veronika Meduna

    Sarah Cook is a busy year 10 student living with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that can affect your day-to-day life. Find out what Sarah does to manage her diabetes and make sure it doesn’t prevent her full and active lifestyle. 

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Publication date: December 2016

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    Over the Rainbow

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    by Sarah Bainbridge

    Ms Maxwell sends her class on a treasure hunt.  The students must use their prior knowledge of the electromagnetic spectrum to find out how different types of energy can be used in their everyday lives. 

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Physical world

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Publication date: December 2016

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    On the Move

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    by Sophie Fern

    Some animals migrate thousands of kilometres every year - so how do scientists keep track of them? Take a look at the different technologies scientists use to study migration patterns, and discover what they have learnt about great migrations. 

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 3 – Picture This

    Publication date: December 2016

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