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 2021 (click on the ‘About’ tab for further information)

A high-seas adventure, a celebrated Aboriginal author, and an ED! exclusive…  are you as excited as we are??

  • TERM 1 –Bawoo Stories and Badudu Stories in honour of May O’Brien
  • TERM 2 – The Wreckers’ Revenge by Norman Jorgensen
  • TERM 3 – Little Jiang by Shirley Marr
  • TERM 4 – A Mammoth S.Tinker Inc. Special by James Foley – exclusive to ED!!!

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

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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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About

Stories for 2021

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TERM 4 – A Mammoth S.Tinker Inc. Special  by James Foley

EXCLUSIVE TO ED! 

Sally Tinker, the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve, has a new goal: to be the first earthling to set foot on Mars. She’s built a revolutionary rocket and assembled a crew: plucky biologist Charli, nervous astrophysicist Rav and her stinky baby brother, Joe. Sally has planned for every eventuality; the mission is a go. But just before launch, Joe reveals the item he wants to bring as carry-on: a woolly mammoth.

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


PAST STORIES:

TERM 1 – Bawoo Stories and Badudu Stories in honour of May O’Brien

May O’Brien, who sadly passed away in 2020, was a pioneering teacher, activist and storyteller. First published in 1992, her books were groundbreaking, combining a number of traditional Indigenous stories in a bilingual text with true stories about the experience of moving from a remote community to a mainstream school and learning English for the first time.

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

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


TERM 2 – The Wreckers’ Revenge by Norman Jorgensen

Norman Jorgensen makes Australian history thrilling with this daring adventure story about smugglers plying the coast of northern Australia in the nineteenth century. Expelled from school, Red Read is whisked off by Captain Black Bowen to battle demon storms, crazed pirates and killer diseases, all while hunting down a great lost treasure.

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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 – Little Jiang by Shirley Marr

Mei Ling Pang was born at an inauspicious time on an inauspicious day, so wherever she goes, misfortune follows. When Little Jiang hops out of his grave and into Mei’s life, fangs and all, her luck goes from bad to worse. But in trying to help Little Jiang, Mei might just make her own future brighter.

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

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 each week to support the feature topic and News flash column.

Activity links will activate the day before publication.

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