Exploring the 2014 CBCA Short List
Introduction and advice on using the 2014 teachers' guide
‘Exploring the CBCA Short List’ is again provided as a concise teaching resource online.
Literature from contemporary authors and illustrators is a powerful tool for teaching. Using especially selected Australian titles in your classroom adds authenticity and excitement to discovering literature at all ages and stages of learning. Our 2014 Guide offers rich learning in a collection with activities for students from Foundation to Year 8 that cover 160 content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum: English with links to Art, Geography, History, Mathematics and Science.
We hope you'll agree, when you come to use these materials to support the discovery of new books in class, that every unit of work in this guide pays a compliment to the book and all the love and work and imagination each book holds and shares.
A note on the Older Readers category: A number of titles across categories (Younger Readers, Information Books) are suitable for older readers (Year levels 6–8), while most 2014 shortlisted titles for Older Readers are suitable for young adult readers (they have referring links to publisher's pages).