Literature and Context: Students learn how ideas and viewpoints about events, issues and characters that are expressed by authors in texts are drawn from and shaped by different historical, social and cultural contexts (see ACARA).
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BOOK and MEDIA REVIEWS
Spaghetti Book Club
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Book reviews by kids for kids. A place where children from all over the world can share their opinions on various books. Books can be searched by author or by book title. A great way for children to collaborate and share ideas about characters and stories.
Kids Book Review Blog
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An awesome Australian Blog that has reviews of children's books, interviews with Australian authors, guest posts and many readings and links to support educators.
Scholastic Character scrapbook
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Use this reader's response activity to analyse the characters in any book. Print the character that has been created.
Scholastic Write a review
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Children can write their own review about a book that they have read and also read other's book review. A good sharing point.



´╗┐AUTHOR and ILLUSTRATOR PAGES
Scholastic Author profiles
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Links to many authors to view individual profiles which includes diverse information about them and links further to their own websites.
Australian Government Children's authors
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A walk through time of Australian authors and illustrators, from May Gibbs to contemporary classics like Mem Fox and Julie Vivas. Some great information to help children to identify changes for authors and illustrators and recognise classic Australian stories dating back to over one hundred years.
Mem Fox
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Lots of information about Mem, her books, her life and her love.
Jackie French
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Read all about Jackie's adventures with her real life wombat. Links to a variety of information, including books by Jackie, to help beginning writers and to inspire kids to read.
Michael Salmon
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As well as information about Michael's books, this site has lots of animated dinosaurs to interact with. Children will be familiar with these characters from his books.
Aussie Reviews Authors on the net
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Links to many wonderful Australian authors and their websites.
Quentin Blake
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Includes news, events and information about Quentin Blake, as well as activities for children.
Eric Carle
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Includes information about Eric Carle, links to activities, books, photos, videos and additional resources.
Dr Seuss
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Author information and links to books as well as activities to do online and activities to download.
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