Every term a new story; every week a new adventure…

Subscribe now and motivate your students to engage with literature from WA authors. Foster an enjoyment of reading while developing an understanding of the ways in which theme, character, setting and plot are reflected in a story with our weekly serial story chapters. The weekly activities, linked the WA Curriculum: English, are most suitable for Year 3-6 students, but can be adapted for different ages and abilities.


Our stories for 2020 (click on the ‘About’ tab for further information)

A beloved classic, the return of a favourite author, and two new fantasy stories…  are you as excited as we are??

  • TERM 1 – The Lost Stone of SkyCity by HM Waugh
  • TERM 2 – A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey
  • TERM 3 – Alex and the Alpacas by Kathryn Lefroy
  • TERM 4 – Dungzilla by James Foley

ONLY $90 FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR (or $45 per term)

  • a copy for each student delivered directly to your school inside The West each week!
  • downloadable comprehensive, curriculum-linked classroom activities at the start of each term!
  • includes ED! Magazine! 

ED! Serial Reading teacher notes:

  • ‘pick and mix’ from a range of activities each week
  • adaptable for a range of delivery methods: explicit teaching opportunities, modelled reading or writing activities, or independent activities for students
  • support student understanding and appreciation of texts
  • mapped to WA Curriculum
  • NEW! A3 planning sheet that highlights the main teaching points and how they link to each week’s activities

What teachers are saying about ED! Serial Reading…

“The activities helped to improve comprehension skills, especially inferential comprehension. They also lifted the students’ vocabulary.”
“All activities were great. Your prep saves me a terrific amount of time and energy.”
“There are always good suggestions on how to use the stories which I can modify to suit my students.”
“A super program that I have used for years. Great that you use local authors.”
“A fantastic resource that the students look forward to each week.”


In partnership with Fremantle Press. To find out more about the authors and illustrators, please visit www.fremantlepress.com.au

What's Included?

Delivery of up to 35 copies of The West Australian every Tuesday; and

  • Comprehensive teacher notes and student activities, linked to the WA Curriculum – available only to subscribing teachers.
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Stories for 2020

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TERM 4 – Dungzilla by James Foley

Sally Tinker – the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve – has built the incredible resizenator. But when Sally accidentally enlarges a dung beetle to enormous proportions, she finds herself with a monster problem! Can Sally and her friends save their town from being crushed by a giant poo ball?

  • Click here to view sample activities.
  • Click here to view a sample chapter: Dungzilla
    • Due to publication requirements, an abridged version will be presented in ED! Magazine

 

PAST STORIES:

TERM 1 – The Lost Stone of SkyCity by HM Waugh

Sunaya’s peaceful village life is turned upside down when a simple mountain mission turns into a death-defying quest for survival.

Winter treks to summer pastures, mythical Ice-People that are scarily real, avalanches, ice falls, power plays, mysterious magic and surprising friendships – it seems not everything in life is set in stone…

  • Click here to view sample activities
  • Click here to view to view the first week of The Lost Stone of SkyCity 
    • Due to publication requirements, an abridged version of the book will be presented in ED! Magazine

 

TERM 2 – A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey

Bert Facey saw himself as an ordinary man, but his remarkable story reveals an extraordinary life lived to the full. Bert Facey was a battler, ever optimistic and hopeful despite the hardships of his life. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration. This edition has been specially adapted for young readers.

  • Click here to view sample activities
  • Click here to view a sample chapter: A Fortunate Life
    • Due to publication requirements, an abridged version will be presented in ED! Magazine

 

TERM 3 – Alex and the Alpacas by Kathryn Lefroy

Alex is expecting a pretty boring summer. But when Mum takes her to visit her mysterious grandfather on his farm in Tasmania, weird things start to happen … Weirdest of all? Her grandfather’s pet alpacas … who can talk! When things go from strange to scary, Alex must use all her brains, brawn and bravery in order to survive the sinister forces threatening life as she knows it.

  • Click here to view sample activities.
  • Click here to view a sample chapter: Alex and the Alpacas
    • Due to publication requirements, an abridged version will be presented in ED! Magazine

Additional Resources

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ED! feature topic and news flash activities

Make the most of your ED! subscription by downloading our free activities each week to support the feature topic and News flash column.

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