Possum Magic Essay

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1. Choice of text and rationale for real world issue Possum Magic is the chosen text; it investigates the issue of identity and belonging. This is an important issue for a 1st year students as they get older they develop a sense of who they are. Relationships with family members, other adults and children, friends and members of their community play a key role in building their identities. Children’s sense whom they are shaped by their characteristics, their behaviour, and their understanding of themselves, their families and others. Belonging is about having a secure relationship with or a connection with a particular group of people. When children feel a sense of belonging and sense of pride in their families, their peeps, and their communities, they can be emotionally strong, self-assured and able to deal with their challenges and difficulties. This creates an important foundation for their learning Giving children messages of respect, love, approval and encouragement enables them to develop a positive sense of who they are and a feeling that they have an important contribution to make wherever they are. Positive messages about their families, background, cultures and languages help children to develop pride in who they are. These messages also give them confidence to voice their views and opinions, to make choices, and to help shape their learning. The book ‘Possum Magic’ would be appropriate for Stage 1 (Year 1) students. I feel for the desired outcome this is a great age for building confident exercises and to help develop the child’s identity and to introduce an open mind thinking. 2. Planning to read: Learning experience plan and teaching strategies Write a learning experience plan for: * How you would introduce the text; Introducing the text is a key part in reading aloud, encouraging the children to want to hear the story with you as you
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