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Title: A Fortunate Life The Journey


1
A Fortunate Life The Journey
  • Anette Ainsworth

2
Assistant Head of Library and ICTJohn Septimus
Roe Anglican Community School-Western Australia
  • President
  • Australian School Library Association
  • http//www.asla.org.au/

3
A Fortunate Life
  • Albert B Facey
  • Western Australian author
  • Inspirations
  • Colleen McCullough
  • Margaret Mahy

4
Paul Jennings
  • English born ex-teacher
  • Short Stories
  • Uncanny
  • Undone
  • Unbearable
  • Cabbage Patch series
  • Round the Twist TV series
  • Singenpoo series
  • Grandads Gift
  • The Fisherman and the Theefyspray
  • Spooner of Later
  • Rascal series young readers
  • Wicked series
  • Hedley Hopkins
  • http//www.pauljennings.com.au/

5
Morris Gleitzman
  • Script writer originally. Started writing by
    turning a script into a book.
  • The Other Facts of Life
  • Wicked series Paul Jennings
  • Deadly series
  • Toad Heaven
  • Puppy Fat
  • Bellyflop
  • Bumface
  • Teachers Pet
  • Boy Overboard
  • Girl Underground
  • Once
  • Doubting Thomas
  • http//www.morrisgleitzman.com/

6
Margaret Wild
  • South African born, arrived in Australia 1972
  • Journalist newspapers and magazines
  • Editor childrens books
  • Now full time writer
  • Written about 40 books including 1 YA Jinx
  • Titles
  • Rosie and Tortoise
  • House of Narcissus
  • Nighty Night
  • http//www.allenandunwin.com/authors/apWild.asp

7
Andrew Daddo
  • Entertainment industry presenter The Great
    Outdoors
  • Been writing since 2000
  • Sprung
  • Creepy Cool
  • Muffin Top
  • Youse Too
  • Goodnight Me
  • Writing in Wet Cement
  • Dacked
  • Sprung Again
  • Its All Good - adult
  • http//www.andrewdaddo.com/

8
Ron Brooks
  • Freelance illustration, graphic design,
    copywriting and teaching.
  • Active as an illustrator for childrens books.
  • Bunyip of Berkleys Creek
  • Rosie and Tortoise

9
Mem Fox
  • University lecturer of drama and literacy and
    award winning author
  • Many books
  • Possum Magic
  • Koala Lou
  • Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge
  • Wombat Divine
  • Boo To a Goose
  • Shoes From Grandpa
  • Hunwicks Egg
  • http//www.memfox.com/welcome.html

10
Markus Zusak
  • Teen and adult writer
  • I Am The Messenger
  • The Underdog
  • Getting the Girl
  • Fighting Rueben Wolf
  • The Book Thief
  • http//www.teenreads.com/authors/au-zusak-markus.a
    sp

11
Terry Denton
  • Illustrator and writer who writes for himself and
    also illustrates for other people.
  • Storymaze series
  • Gasp
  • Spooner or Later
  • Duck for Cover
  • The Paw
  • Ducks Nest
  • http//www.terrydenton.com/

12
Ann James
  • Secondary art teacher before becoming
    illustrator.
  • Runs Books Illustrated in Melbourne.
  • Midnight Gang
  • The Butterfly
  • Shutting the Chooks In
  • Hannah Plus One
  • http//www.penguin.com.au/authors/author-author-pr
    ofile.cfm?AuthorId0000002069

13
Andy Griffiths
  • 45 year old boy who lives in Melbourne
  • The Day My Bum Went Psycho
  • Zombie Bums From Uranus
  • Bumageddon
  • What Bumosaur is That?
  • The Bad Book
  • The Cat on the Mat is Flat CBC Short list
  • Just - Tricking, Annoying, Stupid, Crazy,
    Disgusting,
  • http//www.andygriffiths.com.au/
  • E books
  • Teachers notes

14
Jackie French
  • Author, TV presenter, animal lover, gardener
  • Joseohine Wants To Dance
  • Diary of a Wombat
  • Historical novels
  • Hitlers Daughter
  • The Goat Who Sailed the World
  • MacBeth and Son
  • Valley of Gold
  • Phaery name Phredde series
  • Historical non-fiction
  • Shipwreck, Sailors and 60000 Years
  • Grim Crims and Convicts
  • Wacky Families series
  • Gardening Books
  • http//www.jackiefrench.com/

15
Gary Crew
  • Senior lecturer in Creative Writing
  • Stange Light
  • First Light
  • Watertower
  • Memorial
  • Editor of After Dark series
  • The Lost Diamonds of Killiecrankie,
  • Bright Star
  • The Viewer
  • I Saw Nothing
  • http//www.home.gil.com.au/cbcqld/crew/crew.htm

16
Shaun Tan
  • Fine arts degree in Literature
  • Science fiction illustrator awards
  • Worked with Gary Crew and John Marsden originally
    then started writing for himself
  • Murals
  • http//www.locusmag.com/2001/Issue12/Tan.html

17
John Marsden
  • Teacher -Runs a writing course at Tye in Victoria
    and has started a school - Candlebark
  • Started writing young adult books
  • Tomorrow when the War began series
  • The Ellie Chronicles
  • Checkers
  • Clear Miffy
  • Millie
  • Picture books
  • The Rabbits
  • Nortons Hut
  • http//www.johnmarsden.com.au/home.html

18
Matt Ottley
  • Born PNG. Author, artist, musician, cattle worker
  • Allegory of the Bulls unites all talents
    (Requiem for a Beast)
  • Faust series
  • Lukes Way of Looking
  • Little Peguin
  • Bubble
  • http//www.laterallearning.com/authors/ottley.html

19
Libby Gleeson
  • Teacher turned writer who also lectures in
    childrens and creative writing
  • Hannah series
  • The Great Bear and An Ordinary Day
  • illustrated by Armin Greder
  • Shutting the Chooks In
  • Elenor, Elizabeth
  • I am Susannah
  • Making Picture Books guide
  • http//www.libbygleeson.com.au/

20
Alison Lester
  • Art teacher originally, grew up on farms. Began
    illustrating after having children then moved
    onto writing.
  • Clive Eats Alligators
  • Imagine
  • Magic Beach
  • Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo
  • Are We There Yet
  • Snow Pony
  • Quicksand Pony

http//www.allen-unwin.com.au/authors/apLester.asp
21
Maureen McCarthy
  • Teacher and script writer
  • Young adult author
  • Ganglands
  • Cross My Heart
  • QueenKat, Carmel and St Jude Get A Life
  • Chain of Hearts
  • http//www.bookedout.com.au/authors/Maureen_McCart
    hy/index.html

22
Irini Savvides
  • Teacher of English
  • Young Adult books
  • Willow Tree and Olive
  • Sky Legs
  • http//www.laterallearning.com/authors/savvides.ht
    ml

23
Melina Marchetta
  • English Teacher
  • Young adult novels
  • Looking For Alibrandi made into a film
  • Saving Francesca
  • On The Jellicoe Road
  • http//www.laterallearning.com/authors/marchetta.h
    tml

24
Susan Gervay
  • Manages The Hughenden Hotel and writers haunt in
    Sydney
  • I am Jack
  • Super Jack
  • Jamies Hero
  • H20 Stories of Water
  • Butterflies
  • The Cave Journeys
  • Shadows of Olive Trees
  • Themes of bullying and relationships
  • http//www.sgervay.com/

25
John Heffernan
  • Farmer
  • Spud
  • Rachels Forest
  • CBD older readers
  • More Than Gold trilogy
  • Pete the Paddock Basher
  • The Boot Thief
  • Pup
  • Chips
  • My Dog
  • A horse Called Elvis
  • Stinky and Smelly
  • Martys Shadow 1st YA
  • http//www.spudplus.com/

26
Boori Pryor
  • Indigenous writer- often writes with Meme
    MacDonald
  • Maybe Tomorrow
  • Flytrap
  • Binna Binna Man
  • My Girragundji
  • http//www.allen-unwin.com.au/authors/apMcDona.asp

27
James Roy
  • Spent a lot of time overseas as a child with no
    TV
  • The Legend of Big Red
  • Captain Mack
  • Billy Macks War
  • Full Moon Racing
  • Almost Wednesday
  • A Boat for Bridget
  • Broken Wings
  • The S Word A boys guide to Sex, Puberty and
    Growing Up non fiction
  • http//jamesroy.com.au/

28
Elizabeth Honey
  • Grew up on a farm
  • PRINCESS BEATRICE AND THE ROTTEN ROBBERS
  • THE MAN IN THE MOON
  • THE CHERRY DRESS.
  • HONEY SANDWHICH
  • MONGREL DOGGEREL
  • DON'T PAT THE WOMBAT!,
  • WHAT DO YOU THINK, FEEZAL?
  • REMOTE MAN
  • EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED
  • FIDDLE-BACK
  • THE BALLAD OF CAULDRON BAY.
  • http//www.bookedout.com.au/authors/Elizabeth_Hone
    y/index.html

29
Guundie Kuchling
  • Born in Austria. Has a passion for nature and
    often assists her scientist, conservationist
    husband.
  • Mega, Mega, Mates
  • Turtle Taxi
  • Yakim the Swamp Tortoise
  • Silverskin
  • http//www.allen-unwin.com.au/authors/apkuchling.a
    sp

30
Glyn Parry
  • Teacher and Teacher-Librarian
  • Books are very popular with boys as he has a
    great empathy for them
  • LA Postcards
  • Monster Man
  • Stoked Real Life, Real Surf
  • Radical Take-offs
  • Mosh
  • Spooking the Cows
  • Sad Boys
  • Scooterboy
  • Invisible Girl
  • The Ocean Road adult novel
  • Government Literary appointments
  • http//glynparry.blogspot.com/

31
Geoff Havel
  • Teacher born in PNG
  • C-a-a-r C-a-a-a-a-r
  • The Real Facts of Life
  • Ashmore Reef
  • Cave of the Roti Men - Great teachers notes
  • Punzie ICQ
  • http//www.geoffhavel.com.au/index.html
  • Great teachers notes

32
Nigel Gray
  • Irish migrated to Perth 1988 activist for
    oppressed people
  • How Many Green Ice-creams
  • Jake and the Mermaid
  • Sun, Sea, Crab and Me
  • Fly
  • The Grocers Daughter
  • And Kangaroo Played His Didgerdoo
  • Running Away From Home
  • A Balloon For Grandad
  • http//www.penguin.com.au/PUFFIN/Authors/author-pr
    ofile.cfm?AuthorId0000000754AuthorNigel20Gray

33
Anthony Eaton
  • Born in PNG- a teacher
  • The Darkness
  • A New Kind of Dreaming
  • Nathan Nuttboard Hits the Beach
  • Nathan Nuttboard Family Matters
  • The Girl in the Cave
  • Nightpeople Darklands Trilogy
  • http//biography.jrank.org/pages/2053/Eaton-Anthon
    y-1971.html

34
Mark Greenwood
  • Author and musician
  • Magic Boomerang
  • Outback Adventure
  • Our Big Island
  • The Legend of Moondyne Joe
  • The Legend of Lasseters Reef
  • Fortuyns Ghost
  • http//www.artbeatpublishers.com/mark/mark_intro_f
    rames.html

35
Frane Lessac
  • American born, Perth now home
  • My Little Island
  • Magic Boomerang
  • Maui and the Big Fish
  • Island Counting
  • The Day of the Elephant
  • Many Caribbean titles
  • http//www.artbeatpublishers.com/frane/frane_intro
    _frames.html

36
Norman Jorgenson
  • Bookseller
  • Ashe of the Outback
  • Ashe on Parade
  • The Great Escapes
  • In Flanders Fields
  • A Fine Mess
  • Another Fine Mess
  • Call of the Osprey

37
Resources
  • http//users.tpg.com.au/welwel/ausauthors/authb.ht
    m
  • http//www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/
  • http//www.cbc.org.au/

38
Literature Circles
  • What are Literature Circles?
  • Small reading groups based on a selection of
    books. (4 is a good number and reading the same
    book)
  • Regular meeting time with scheduled activities
    (Meet during library time)
  • Rotating roles
  • Group discussions and co-operation
  • Self assessment

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Why do them?
  • Allows students of various abilities to work
    together and according to their own abilities.
  • Fosters student interest in reading fiction.
  • Allows group discussions and working
    collaboratively.
  • Encourages critical thinking.

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Organising Literature Circles
  • Selection of reading material
  • Have a range of suitable sets of novels- high
    interest and different abilities.
  • Organise groups
  • Abilities, choice of book, peer groups
  • Allocation of roles
  • Each student is responsible for a different role
    each meeting
  • Allow a five week/session program

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Student Responsibilities
  • Students must read the book in their own time
  • can use silent reading time, learn to pace
    reading so book is finished in time.
  • Must listen to group members during discussions
  • Have their book at each session.
  • Complete an assessment rubric.

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Roles
  • Discussion Director
  • Develops a set of open ended questions based on
    the book which are asked during discussion time.
    Leads the group discussion.
  • Character Detective
  • Explores the personality of characters and the
    events they are involved in through the book.
  • Author Pilot
  • Looks at the story from the authors point of
    view, finds interesting information about the
    author, discusses plot and settings
  • Word Sleuth
  • Guesses then uses the dictionary to find the
    meaning of interesting, difficult

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Additional Roles
  • Connector
  • DreamWeaver
  • Efficient Effector
  • Emotional Events
  • Fortune Teller
  • Illustrator
  • Map Matters
  • Meaningful Mottos
  • Meeting of Minds
  • Memory Maker
  • News Reporter
  • Perfect Puzzler
  • Poetic perceptions
  • Power Graph
  • Point/Counterpoint
  • Problem Solver
  • Read-aloud Master
  • Scene Setter
  • Sensational Sequels
  • Sequencer
  • Summariser
  • Timeliner
  • Trait Tracker
  • Wanted poster
  • Word Webs
  • Word Wizard

44
Extension
  • Using IT to present information about the book
  • Kidspiration/Inspiration
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Readers Theatre
  • Interviews

45
Suitable Titles
  • Blat Magic Michael Stephens
  • The Snow Pony Alison Lester
  • Saving Aunt Alice Clair Carmichael
  • Switched Jo Coughlan
  • Secrets of the Tingle Forest Louise Scholfield
  • Cavern of Fear Emily Rodda
  • Vampire Slugs on Callisto Jackie French
  • Teachers Pet Morris Glietzman
  • Grave of the Roti Men Geoff Havel
  • Nips X1 Ruth Starke
  • Licorice Shorts Margaret Clark
  • MacBeth and Son Jackie French
  • The Last Muster Leonie Norrington
  • Layla Queen of Hearts Glenda Millard
  • Wish Fellice Arena
  • Ice Cream Machine Totally Fizzbombed Julie
    Betagna
  • Boy in a Storm at Sea Morris Lurie
  • Surfs Up Diana Chase
  • Ruby Rosemount and the Travellers Telescope
    Jodie Brownlee
  • Secrets Jacqueline Wilson
  • Goblin on the Reef Victor Kelleher
  • Judy Moody Predicts the Future Megan McDonald
  • Dingoes at Dinnertime Mary Pope Osborne

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Resources
  • Literature Circles The Way to Go and How to Get
    There Brooke Morris and Deborah Perlenfein,
    Hawker Bromilow Education, Victoria 2003
  • http//www.literaturecircles.com/article1.htm
  • http//www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/ficti
    on/classroom/class3.htm
  • http//www.litcircles.org/
  • http//home.att.net/TEACHING/litcirclemodels.htm
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