Christine Bongers’ latest novel Intruder has been shortlisted for the 2015 CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers. Teachers 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 or (even here for heaps more reviews).
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.
For 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
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