The 40 colourful cards in each book provide comprehensive writing instruction for eight imaginative text types. These are: Anecdote, Cultural Folktale, Dramatic Play, Mystery, Science Fiction, Poetry, Traditional Fairytale and Modern Narrative.
Each Text Card provides an engaging, levelled and illustrated text sample that is supported by: three activity cards, five photocopiable worksheets and a Graphic Organiser. The lessons on the Activity Cards are divided as follows:
• Language Features – this card shows a shorter extract of the text and enables the students to examine the role and purpose of grammar at the word, sentence and whole text level.
• Activity Card – focuses on how the text meets the needs of purpose and audience, and the structural components of the text such as its layout and organisation, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation.
• Writing Card – provides a number of different tasks for students to work on as an individual or with a partner. This may involve them writing a section of text or a whole text.
All of the coloured pages in the books are designed to be removed and laminated to provide a durable classroom resource. Answers and ACARA curriculum correlations are provided for all activities. Twenty-four extra cards are included to use in the Writing Centre to support students with grammar and punctuation, and sentence and writing ideas.
Each book includes a disk that can be used to print additional cards or to display the activities to the class on an interactive whiteboard.