Author: Fran Knight 2013
ISBN 9781876678395, Literature to support General Capabilities provides annotated lists for personal and social capability, ethical behaviour, intercultural understanding and numeracy. [E-Book PDF and DOC delivered by email in the week following order receipt]
Highly recommended. Another amazing, complete and exciting compendium of novels. How exciting for a teacher-librarian and teacher to find exactly what is wanted for a particular strand in the very busy and time short teacher's life. To have books of known quality and time tested to books in the very current time is quite magical and so practical. It should be in every classroom and library to support the curriculum. If only it was available in earlier times! The book has quality and appropriate literature from known and loved novels to new and respected titles. Areas covered include: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability including: self awareness, self management, social awareness, social management, ethical understanding and Intercultural understanding. There is a long and detailed Index.
It's a striking and amazing compendium.
Recommended. Subtitled 'Personal and social capability, Ethical behaviour, Intercultural understanding, Numeracy'. This title contains annotated lists of novels to support the General capabilities strand of the Australian Curriculum. In addition to the topics listed in the title, literacy and ICT are also included. Lists cater for students from Reception or Foundation right through to those in Year 10. Materials listed are predominantly those which can be deemed more recent releases as well as some which libraries probably hold as part of their collections already.
Personally, I much prefer lists such as this collection to those I find online. Invariably, a large proportion of the titles which I find in digital lists either contain predominantly American voices or out-dated titles which can no longer even be sourced except from overseas. Given that we are teaching the 'Australian curriculum', I appreciate having access to literature with a genuine Australian voice, direct from Australian publishers and therefore of greater relevance to our students. I would recommend this title as an essential for every library due to the time it saves in gathering together titles on a particular capability and the quality of the literature listed in this resource. Thanks again for assisting all teachers and librarians through the content of this book!