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

Engage with literature from WA authors by subscribing to the ED! Serial Reading program, delivered to
your school every Tuesday. Explore ways in which theme, character, setting and plot are reflected in each
serialised story from Fremantle Press. The weekly activities, linked to the WA Curriculum: English,
are most suitable for Year 3-6 students, but can be adapted for different ages and abilities.


Our stories for 2022 (click on the ‘About’ tab for further information)

Historical fiction featuring WWI, WA’s Gold rush, the 1970s and with cross-curricular links to HASS, and intergenerational and intercultural understandings …  are you as excited as we are??

  • TERM 1 – Light Horse Boy by Dianne Wolfer and Brian Simmonds
  • TERM 2 – Goldfields Girl by Elaine Forrestal
  • TERM 3 – Mel and Shell by Julia Lawrinson
  • TERM 4 – Lily in the Mirror by Paula Hayes (edited extract from part one of The Vexatious Haunting of Lily Griffin)

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
  • 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.
Delivery conditions

ORDERING DEADLINES:
Orders must be placed before 12pm Friday for deliveries during the following school week.

  • For urgent delivery requests (during the current school week), phone (08) 9482 3717 or email info@mediaeducation.com.au. Please note that a $10 surcharge will apply for each class set delivered.

About

Stories for 2022

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TERM 2: Goldfields Girl by Elaine Forrestal

It’s 1892. Amid a fevered gold rush, 14-year-old Clara Saunders is in search of adventure in the new outback town of Coolgardie.

A friendship with cheeky young water carter Jack is a promising start, but the goldfields are a harsh place, where water is scarce, disease is common and where many men will never find the fortune they’ve come to seek.

With unforeseen tragedies on the horizon, Clara’s time in the dusty town will truly test the limits of her fierceness and determination.

Click above to view sample activities
Click here to view to a sample chapter COMING SOON

Due to publication requirements, an abridged version of the book will be presented in ED! Magazine.


TERM 3: Mel and Shell by Julia Lawrinson

It’s 1979. Swedish pop group ABBA rules the airwaves, roller skating is cool, and Mel and Shell are best friends. There’s nothing they like more than making up dances to ABBA songs, and there’s nothing they like less than Scary Sharon and Stinky Simon. But things are changing, fast. Confiding in her pen pal from 1829, Shell discovers she has a lot to learn about loyalty, honesty and roller skating will truly test the limits of her fierceness and determination.

Click here to view sample activities COMING SOON
Click here to view to a sample chapter COMING SOON

Due to publication requirements, an abridged version of the book will be presented in ED! Magazine.


TERM 4: Lily in the Mirror by Paula Hayes (edited extract from part one of The Vexatious Haunting of Lily Griffin)

Lily loves all things dark and mysterious, so when she discovers a magic mirror in a locked room it’s like a dream come true. Or is it …

With a new friend who needs her help, and an older brother who needs to get a life, Lily will require all eleven fingers at her disposal, plus a hefty slice of Grandad’s chocolate ganache cake, to fix a long-forgotten mystery that’s very close to home.

Lily in the Mirror explores a variety of themes including family, dementia, bullying, self-image, mystery and imagination.

Click here to view sample activities COMING SOON
Click here to view to a sample chapter COMING SOON

Due to publication requirements, an abridged version of the book will be presented in ED! Magazine.


PAST STORIES:

TERM 1: Light Horse Boy by Dianne Wolfer and Brian Simmonds

In 1914 Jim and Charlie abandon the Australian outback for the excitement and adventure of the war to end all wars. But in the Light Horse they quickly discover the brutal realities of life on the frontline. And nothing will ever be the same again.

Featuring stunning charcoal sketches by Brian Simmonds alongside primary source documents and historical photos, Light Horse Boy goes behind the scenes of the great Anzac legends for an intimate look at their experience of World War I.

Click above to view sample activities

Click here to view to a sample chapter COMING SOON

Due to publication requirements, an abridged version of the book will be presented in ED! Magazine.

Additional Resources

Here are some resources that will support student learning related to this program. Please note, you may be required to login in to access some resources.

ED! feature topic and news flash activities

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

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