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The Teaching Guides are prepared by educators for educators.

Include Teaching Guides in your order and make planning easier! Teaching Guides are published to support and extend each issue of Countdown, Blast Off, Orbit and Touchdown magazines. These guides provide an invaluable resource for teachers, catering to students at every point on the literacy progression.  All Teaching Guides are aligned to both the Australian Curriculum, English and the NSW English Syllabus.

Our guides are prepared by educators who bring their extensive teaching experience in the primary classroom to create practical and purposeful lesson plans, teaching ideas and worksheets for educators to implement in the classroom.

Lesson plans

Do you want to offer rich and engaging lessons based on quality literature? Each month, two in-depth lesson plans offer you and your students clear step-by-step learning and teaching experiences.

Teaching ideas

Looking for innovative approaches to teaching and learning? Then our Teaching Ideas are for you. Four pages of stimulating ideas each month offer new and effective ways of using quality literature with your students.

Worksheets

Hands-on appealing worksheets guide students to think, create, interpret and apply skills and knowledge. All worksheets are linked to the Australian Curriculum and extend the teaching and learning experiences.

Insights

Feel confident that you are aware of the latest developments and directions in educational practices by taking the time to read the insights page.

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Include teaching guides in your order!

If you order Teaching Guides, you can receive monthly emails containing:

  • all the digital links cited
  • PDFs of all the worksheets.