For Teachers

Welcome Teachers

The Summer Reading Club encourages children and young people to discover great authors and illustrators of picture books, junior and young adult fiction and non-fiction.

The literary and creative activities, developed for the online activity site and the programming delivered in local public libraries aims to encourage a love of reading and ongoing multi-literacy skills development among children, young people and their families during the summer holidays.

The Summer Reading Club aligns with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) Curriculum in English.

The intent of the Australian Summer Reading Club program is to support the ongoing development of language, literature and literacy skills in children and young people. As such it aligns with the Australian English Curriculum.

The F-10 Australian Curriculum: English is organised in three interrelated strands that support students’ growing understanding and use of Standard Australian English. Together the three strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing. The strands are:

Language: involves the development of a coherent, dynamic and evolving body of knowledge about the English language and how it works.

Literature: students learn to interpret, appreciate, evaluate and create literary texts such as narrative, poetry, prose, plays, film and multimodal texts, in spoken, print and digital/online contexts.

Literacy: students apply their English skills and knowledge to read, view, speak, listen to, write and create a growing repertoire of texts.

Information sourced from: http://www.acara.edu.au/curriculum/learning_areas/english.html

The Summer Reading Club Program—A Resource to Teachers

  1. As part of curriculum units relating to literacy development;

Resources aligned to the annual program themes are available for use in the development of reading, writing and creative skills. Resources include; activity booklets, games, website extension activities. Visit our Resources area for more ideas.

  1. As a resource in the final weeks of school

The Summer Reading Club themed activity website contains a variety of activities and resources that students can be directed to for continued engagement during the final weeks of school,

  1. As a tool to encourage reading and writing over the summer holiday period
  2. As a place to share lesson plans and resources relating to the annual theme.

We encourage you to contact your local public library to see if they are participating in this year’s Summer Reading Club program. They would be happy to welcome your students as participants in fun activities at their library over the summer holidays, which are designed to encourage and foster an ongoing love of reading.

For more information on how you can participate and contribute to this year’s Summer Reading Club program or themed activities please contact us.

Feedback and suggestions for further development of this space is welcome! We hope to find our way into many of your classrooms.