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Book 3 includes shared lesson plans that correspond with each unit in Books 1 and 2. It also provides blackline master sheets for assessment tasks and checklists, “clap and say” charts, rhythm cards, guitar chords, achievement award certificates, and a bibliography of relevant books and recordings.
Annette Meyer recently retired from her position as assistant principal at Wellsford School after 35+ years of teaching. Among the many memorable experiences of her career was a 10-year shift in Singapore, teaching children from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Annette is a trained and passionate reading recovery teacher who, as literacy leader for Wellsford School, developed a programme to cater for the needs of children struggling with literacy.
Lynette Rowe has been a teacher for 29 years and is currently a senior teacher of junior classes at Wellsford School. She has natural musical ability and plays the piano and ukulele by ear. Music is important in her teaching, as she believes it is integral to developing oral language. Lynette has a wide knowledge of Tikanga Maori and is currently in Year 2 of Te Ara Reo Maori Language Course.