Teacher Resources

Curriculum themes provided, plus ideas that can be used for everyday literacy activities or special events like Book Week. Also can be used in conjunction with an Author Web Chat or Author Visit.

New e-books

Some of Hazel's e-books are available from her online bookstore.

A few are distributed via Port Campbell Press  or are available on Kindle.

MisfitDuty Free

Duty Free  and Misfit  are recent e-books for mid/upper primary. Misfit deals with 'beingdifferent' in a religious school .Duty Free is a travel mystery set in China with a 14 year old sleuth.

Both deal with ethical dilemmas.

Night Creatures of the Mall

Night Creatures of the Mall is a very simple mystery for beginner readers.

Water Bandits has watch-geese at the French Mill & a tri-lingual cat who stops the water bandits.

Water bandits

E-Book Literacy Mysteries 

 

The Frequent Flyer Twins and Project Spy Kids series are now available as E-Book downloads from Hazel's online store. Ideal for young independent readers, the 'Project Spy Kids' series stars 10 year old Art, a cool problem-solver who only reads clues. 'The Frequent Flyer Twins' are Asian-Australian twins who solve mysteries at various international airports. Activities linked to these series are available for download on Hazel's store and below:

Design Your Own Mystery Work Sheets

These activity sheets ,with reading outcomes, encourage students to craft their own mystery using the characters from the Frequent Flyer Twins series and introducing their own plot, clues, locations and motives.

 Create Your Own T-Shirts

 

Fun Activity Sheets

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Antarctica

In 2001, Hazel was awarded the Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellowship and travelled to Casey Station on the ‘Polar Bird’ ice-ship. This visit inspired the young adult eco-thriller 'Antarctica's Frozen Chosen', picture book ‘Antarctic Dad’ and the memoir, ‘Antarctic Writer on Ice’ as well as classroom playscripts and literacy material.  E-books  'Antarctic Dognapping' and 'Shooting Antarctica' a mystery for adult literacy are available only from Kindle. 

   

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Hippopotamus Themes and Activities

There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake can provide an imaginative theme for the kindergarten, classroom and the school community as a whole.

     

To celebrate the anniversary of the original Hippopotamus book ( now 35) , Puffin created some fun Hippo Party materials. Visit the Puffin website or download the items here.

Chinese translations of all six picture books:  Children's Publishing House of Sichuan Province

AudioBook of all Hippo stories and music  Bolinda Audio

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Young Adult Fiction Teacher Notes

Designed for male and female readers, aged 13 to 26, Hazel's young adult (YA) fiction titles explore growing up in challenging or adventurous circumstances.

   

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Young Adult Fiction Teacher Notes and Discussion Hints

From Antarctica to Istanbul, Hazel's non fiction titles can inspire classroom discussion and curriculum themes.

         

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Classroom Scripts and Drama Resources 

Hazel has a number of classroom scripts published in book form. To view the scripts currently available, please click through to Classroom Scripts

Dramatics

The book Dramatics co-written with Goldie Alexander is a comprehensive drama resource for primary teachers (years 3-6). This book includes scripts and activities such as creating catchy titles, improvisation and puppet scripts. 

 

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Download Flight of the Bumblebee Script for your classroom

Designed for 6 actors plus a chorus of up to 30, this classroom playscript is adapted from Hazel's picture book, Flight of the Bumblebee

A clumsy bee-prince, with no sense of direction, Bumble must find and pollinate flowers or food won’t grow. In a drought-stricken Palace garden, Bumble takes zoom-flying lessons despite bullying by the Workers and the Queen Bee who tells him where to go. This time, Bumble gets his flightplan, right with the help of a kindly Drone. Movement to music is the answer.

Download a copy of the script: Flight of the Bumblebee.pdf

New Frontier publishers provide curriculum links and activities here.

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Plato the Platypus Plumber (Part-Time)

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Gang O Kids

Qantm College students have a Final Build of 'Gang O Kids' computer games based on orienteering up on Youtube.

Even a trial Apps. Lots of running!

 

 

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 Sleuth Astrid e-series

Sleuth Astrid

Classroom performance script Sleuth Astrid.pdf Classroom performance script Sleuth Astrid.pdf


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