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c) Books handed out. Read Chapter 1 together. What is the Moodagudda? Think of a story you can remember your parents or grandparents telling you when you were a child. Write down what the story was about. d) Complete reading to the end of Chaper 3 (p30) by ___________.

Task 1 – Pre-reading activities: a) A myth is a made up story (about an imaginary person or thing) that may try to explain a natural phenomena. Aboriginal myths help to retain traditions and beliefs. Read some Dreaming stories to explore what they are about. b) HOMEWORK: Internet exploration. Read through the information on the following websites and write down 5 interesting points from each. Author’s site http://www.home.gil.com.au/~cbcqld/james.htm Pre-reading notes http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/englishresource/do ugy.html

Task 2 – In your Literacy book. Rule up pages for a reading log. You will need 2 columns Reading activities: a) Take note of the development of the plot as the story is told through detailed chapter summaries. b) Maintain a glossary of terms that are new to you – and define them. A minimum of 20 overall. c) Create a character mind map that shows the relationships between the main characters of the text. d) Complete the chapter questions as you read through the novel. Read Ch. 9 + 10 (to P.98) in class. Students continue Task 2, and begin Task 3. Homework to read to end of Ch.15 (p.145). Read Ch. 15, 16, 17 in class to complete novel reading. Students complete Tasks 2 + 3. Homework to finish Tasks 2 + 3. Task 3 What happened? When?

a) The handout detailing the order of events has become jumbled. Re-write the plot in order of the true sequence of events. b) Using the order of events you have just uncovered draw an emotional timeline that details the ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ of Dougy’s feelings through the novel.

Students complete tasks 4 + 5, finish for Homework. Task 4 Who? Said what? a) Using the list of quotes from the novel identify who is speaking. b) Choose five quotes and expand on what is happening. Task 5 Personal response a) Think of a time when you have been caught in a tight situation. b) Explain the situation, the actions that led up to it, how you handled it, and other people’s reactions. Task 6 Students prepare oral presentation Oral Activity Choose one of the following tasks for an oral presentation. This may be completed individually or in groups of up to four people. Your presentation should last approximately two minutes + thirty seconds for each member of your group. • The indigenous people of Australia have been treated poorly. Outline some of the steps that may be taken towards Reconciliation. • Role-play the events in the town hall on the night of Gracey’s celebration party.

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Discuss the coping mechanisms of the young people in the novel. How do they cope with conflict and hardships in the story? Do you think that young people could react to such troubles in the same way as the characters in the novel? Create a short play that shows Dougy, Gracey, and Raymond reuniting in five years time. Explore their lives after chapter seventeen. Research and present traditional artworks and dances.
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Students perform orals for class Class finish off assignment, some students work on Extension. Assignment due ___________________. Task 7 – Extension A Investigation Choose one of the following areas and develop a one page report Dreaming • Culture • Creation • Symbols Ghost Towns • Where • When • What Aboriginal Australia • Tribes

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Extension Tasks B To be negotiated with the teacher a) Dougy tells us that he has no plans but it is clear that Gracey has clear goals that she strives to achieve. Discuss why it is important to set goals for ourselves. Outline what must happen in order to achieve our goals. Use the text and your own experiences to support your ideas. b) Design and create a new cover for this story. Include a synopsis of the story for the blurb of not less than 80 words, a comment from the author, and a statement from a review of the novel. c) You have just heard of a brand new school opening up in Bendigo; it has everything you could hope for in a school. Write a letter of application to this school, outlining why you should study there. d) Bringing Them Home – write a 300 word report (using TEEL) about the ‘Stolen Generation’ of Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families.

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