Teachers and Librarians

Carl and Hakea have both worked for many years in mainstream, special education and outback remote classrooms. We know the pressure that teachers are under, the time spent preparing resources and planning lessons. We want to reduce your load, increase student engagement and make our novel study enjoyable for everyone. Thank you for finding this page and for your interest in studying our books.


TRACKS OF THE MISSING

Tracks of the Missing (Magabala 2022) will be PERFECT for study with Year 7-10 students around Australia. The text does contain references to suicide, drug use and other challenging topics- so may not be suitable for the junior high school years depending on class or school. 

Set in remote outback Australia, this text introduces readers to diverse characters, culture and landscapes. 

CLICK HERE for free download of: 

  • Tracks of the Missing Teaching Resource- a comprehensive package of differentiated, curriculum aligned learning activities and engaging worksheets. 
  • A flexible unit plan that demonstrates how the text might* be studied. 

CLICK HERE to access the above resources.

Did you know there are a wide range of additional teaching resources to make the study deeper? You can access them here


BLACK COCKATOO

Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018) has been studied all over Australia including in Halls Creek DHS WA, One Arm Point RCS WA, Saint Mary’s College Broome WA, Collingwood College VIC, Aitken Creek Primary School VIC, Our Lady of the Way Catholic School VIC, Port Noarlunga Primary SA to name a few. Check out the resources below to see if this book meets the needs of your students and curriculum. It is usually used in Grades 4-6. Being a small novella it can be studies in conjunction with other texts- or stand alone with depth added through issues studies. 

CLICK HERE for free download of:

  • Black Cockatoo Learning Resource- a comprehensive package of differentiated, curriculum aligned learning activities and engaging worksheets.
  • Black Cockatoo Study Guide
  • Hands on activity examples for Black Cockatoo

CLICK HERE for full access via download of the above resources.

OTHER BLACK COCKATOO STUDY RESOURCES

OTHER RESOURCES


CREATIVE WRITING AND AUTHOR RESOURCES

CREATIVE WRITING RESOURCES

(We are available to run writing workshops with schools in Australia and internationally- please get in contact to discuss)

AUTHOR TALK RESOURCES

  • School Skype Notes (Example PowerPoint Presentation available on request to see if our message meets your needs)

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