Institute for Excellence in Writing
Australian History-Based Writing Lessons
Parent/teacher’s prerequisite: familiarity with Teaching Writing: Structure and Style DVD or live seminar
In this single text for both the parent/teacher and the student, 23 lessons appropriate for 5th–10th graders also offer flexible lesson plan options for 3rd and 4th graders as well as 11th and 12th graders. The source texts present fascinating information about the land down under, Australia. The book covers its original inhabitants and discovery, the unique animals and famous landmarks, Australians’ often heroic contributions to history, and more.
Assignments, checklists, helpful word lists, exercises for practicing stylistic techniques, and additional resource pages add to the richness of these lessons.