SPCA Education Programme - Learn-to-Read Storybooks Series 2 Launched
The SPCA recently launch a second series of their storybooks, following the positive community response to the first series.
The books, which form part of the SPCA animal welfare education programme, aim to teach important animal care and wellbeing lessons, through engaging, emotive and thought-provoking original stories, while increasing children’s reading mileage and supporting the development of their reading skills and strategies. The second series will focus on farm animals.
Levelled in alignment with the Ministry of Education’s colour wheel, schools can easily integrate the series into their reader collections and their classroom literacy programmes.
With a website address written in each book, children and their families are encouraged to visit the SPCA Kids’ Portal at www.kids.spcaeducation.org.nz. Here, children can read further factual information already introduced by the stories, watch videos, take a quiz, interact and share – making it the perfect tool to link homes, schools and the SPCA.
Free teaching notes and free educational post-reading activities for each of the six books are also available to teachers at www.teachers.spcaeducation.org.nz.
Our teaching notes suggest ways teachers can use the texts in instructional settings to support the learning needs of their students.
The SPCA hopes that by working together with schools, we can inspire our communities to think, learn and act together to achieve positive, empathetic and compassionate outcomes for human and non-human members of our society.
At the end of October we sent six copies of each book to all New Zealand primary schools Additional copies of the text are available from our online store: www.rnzspca.org.nz/storybooks
Contact: Nicole Peddie
(09) 256 2526