English activities to develop an understanding of disability and inclusivity in the early childhood classroom.

The Tessa's Best Friend Teacher's Booklet contains easy-to implement activities for students in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 classes, designed to be taught as part of the English program.

Each activity contains :

  • Focus outcomes from the English Curriculum. (Foundation also has Early Years Learning Framework outcomes).
  • Aims for promoting inclusion.
  • Step-by-step instructions for activities including teaching processes and practices from First Steps English.
  • Photocopyable worksheets and resource sheets for students.
  • An assessment rubrick and relevant Australian Curriculum achievement standards.

There are also teacher's notes (with links to helpful websites) and details about curriculum relevance which provide educators with background information.

“A teacher's timetable is already packed with the many requirements of our new curriculum. My hope is that my resources can be used as part of a teacher's English program to develop English Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework outcomes in a simple and interesting way. ”
Natasha Milanko