For Teachers

RHA_Intruder_Front cover 21-03-14Teachers Resources for Intruder can be found on the Random House website at http://www.randomhouse.com.au/content/teachers/intruder.pdf . It is recommended for reading groups, book clubs and in-class study from Years 6 to 10. Click here for a review published by the Australian Teacher-Librarian Network or here for a review on Children’s Books Daily.

Dust is a CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers and is studied in numerous high schools throughout Australia.  Click here for Teachers’ notes, available now from the Random House Australia website.

The teachers notes were written by Judith Ridge, a leading advocate of children’s and young adult literature. She is a Churchill Fellow, has an MA in children’s literature, and has written teachers’ notes for books by Melina Marchetta, MT Anderson and Morris Gleitzman.

Henry Hoey Hobson has his own truly awesome Teachers Notes. Click here for a Teacher Support Kit for Henry Hoey Hobson.  It includes a comprehensive chapter summary and a large selection of ready-to-use classroom activities.

HHH’s notes come courtesy of Jean Yates, a former teacher, Director of the Somerset Celebration of Literature Writers Festival, and judge in the YA section of the 2010 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards.

drongoesFor teachers notes on Drongoes, my chapter book for newly independent readers, please go to http://www.scholastic.com.au/schools/education/teacherresources/assets/pdfs/Drongoes.pdf or click here for classroom activities courtesy of Children’s Books Daily

Bongers_DSC0431If you want to meet the face behind the words, I am available for school visits and author talks and love sharing my passion for writing and reading with all ages.

For bookings please contact Helen Bain at Speakers Ink or email helen@speakers-ink.com.au

 

Comments
  1. Robyn Norris - teacher/librarian says:

    Dear Christine,
    Hi my name is John I live in Dungog and I would like to ask you some questions. I have just read your book as a part of a free choice reading project.

    (1 Is it fun to write books?) (2 How does it feel to be a popular book person?) (3 How does it feel to be an author?) (4 How long did it take you to write the books that you wrote?)
    (5 What was your best book you wrote?) (6 What are the names of all the books you wrote?)
    Thankyou
    From John.

    • chrisbongers says:

      Hi John,
      Yes, writing fiction is the most fun you can have at a keyboard! I love all my characters (even the ghastly ones), which is lucky because I spend so much time with them. My first novel “Dust” took more than four years to finish, my second novel “Henry Hoey Hobson” took about nine months, and “Intruder” which I hope will come out next year, took about two years. I writer shorter stories as well – “Drongoes” (my chapter book coming out with Scholastic’s Aussie Mates in February 2013) took only a few weeks to write (but much longer for Dan McGuinness to illustrate!) I could never choose a favourite – I’ll let my readers decide which one of my books they like best. :)
      Cheers
      Chris

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