Orbit captures the imagination of skilled independent readers (10-11 years) through crafted texts and engaging illustrations. Readers are entertained and inspired by the host characters — The Sloth and The Sprite — who guide students on their reading journey.
Stories and storytelling encourage our readers to discover and engage with the world through words and illustration. Orbit is an essential literacy learning resource in schools, as attested by our growing legion of subscribers.
Feature articles in Orbit showcase the very best in writing and graphic design to bring a diverse and accessible range of topics to life for our readers. Orbit feature articles enable readers to explore topics that fascinate, excite and delight them.
Poetry carefully crafted to charm, intrigue, surprise and challenge your Orbit readers has been a hallmark of The School Magazine’s Orbit level since its first edition was published. Written by leading Australian and international poets, Orbit’s lavishly illustrated poetry is guaranteed to engage and delight children everywhere.
Where else can you find plays that are age-appropriate, entertaining and easy to perform in a classroom? From learning about the conventions of scripts, to acting, set production and casting, Orbit’s plays provide a huge range of opportunities for learning. Most importantly, kids love them! On with the show!
Orbit promotes active learning through a wide range of puzzles and activities. From find-a-words to science experiments and recipes, Orbit’s activities are well designed, perfectly suited to their readership, and of course so Orbit readers have fun while they learn.
Orbit Teaching Guide
Every issue of Orbit has an accompanying Teaching Guide packed full of curriculum-linked lesson plans and worksheets. Orbit’s Teaching Guides are a simple and powerful way to make the most of every magazine. Find out more on the Teaching Guides.
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