Teacher Notes and Activity Sheets

Q. Help! I’ve written a great book and I need some resources for my school visits. Can you help?

A. No, I’m too busy. Ha! Just kidding, I would love to help.

I can create fully customisable, professional teacher notes for you to share with your networks or pop up on your website for educators to access. These notes include links to the Australian National Curriculum across a number of Key Learning Areas (KLAs). The detailed notes can include a page of suggested activities. From this list I can then design a number of activity sheets for you to take along with you to a school visit, book launch or event. Teachers will love you, kids will love you, everyone will love you!

Q. How can I use your resources in the classroom?

A. Great question. I design notes that teachers can use in their programs by providing links to the Australian National Curriculum across a number of areas depending on the themes in the story. This is useful for teachers who are working on their curriculum planners. I also provide activity sheets which can include comprehension and retell activities, craft activities, independent research tasks and group work activities. The possibilities are endless! Well, as endless as my imagination. I am always open to suggestions, if you have an idea for an activity but you don’t have the time to create it yourself, please do get in touch.

Q. What is your experience in the classroom?

A. I have been teaching in schools since 2005 across a number of KLAs. I have worked in both public and independent schools in NSW and the ACT. I believe in working collaboratively, sharing resources and not reinventing the wheel. Teachers are busy people, who don’t always have the time to create the resources they dream of. I get great pleasure in making other people’s lives easier.

Q. What costs are involved?

A. Please contact me for an idea of costs dependent on what you might like created. As the notes are customisable, prices may vary depending on what you are after. I charge a reasonable hourly rate based on my experience.

Q. Do I need teacher notes and activities?

A. No, of course not. They are just another trick to have up your sleeve when engaging in the magic of books.

Q. Have you got any examples?

A. Several of my notes and activities can be found here by clicking on each of the book covers and selecting the ‘Teacher’s Notes’ button: https://larrikinhouse.com/store/