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New project with Copyright Agency set to deliver teaching resources

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Reading Australia books for stages 1 and 2

A grant of $33,550 from the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund has enabled Magabala Books to soon deliver comprehensive teaching resources for 15 of our children’s titles, via the agency’s Reading Australia website.

The books were selected in partnership with the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA), and chosen for their educational and literary value and appropriateness for different primary year levels.

Magabala Books Chairperson, Edie Wright, says “With increasing demand for Indigenous content as a result of the Australian Curriculum, it is vital that teachers have access to stories authored by Indigenous people.

“You cannot replace the power of reading a story from an Indigenous person’s perspective. The Copyright Agency’s Reading Australia website provides an extraordinary resource for teachers. We are thrilled to be working with Reading Australia and ALEA and we hope that many more teachers will use Indigenous titles in their classrooms as a result.”

Primary School teaching resources will be developed for 15 Indigenous tiles and housed on the Reading Australia website. Resources for the first four titles will available in March 2017, with more resources rolled out in July and December this year.

The first eight titles that have been selected are:

Stage 1 – available March 2017

Stage 2 – available July 2017

This article originally featured on the Reading Australia website.