Iconic Songbooks

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Great modelled lessons this week at North Lakes State College, led by Donna Williams from North Coast Region Indigenous Education Unit.  Utilising the Iconic Songbooks, we worked with the Year 4 teachers on embedding these texts into their teaching program when explicitly teaching ‘inferencing’ to students. Usually, teachers would use other texts to teach the literacy skill of inferencing, this week, we encouraged them to use the Iconic songbooks instead.

The children’s inferencing responses blew me away.  They were highly respectful, insightful and responsive.  I love that Embedding Indigenous perspectives doesn’t have to be obvious or thematic, rather it can be through teaching literacy or historical skills where your stimulus or resource just happens to have an Indigenous focus.



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