Although I can't offer help on assignments, you should be able to find the answers you need on the individual book pages, FAQ, About Me, including links to video or audio interviews, and the study guides on this page. (And of course by reading the book!)
If you're writing an opinion piece or text response, remember that what you think about the book as a reader, is just as valid as what I think about it as its writer. If I haven't put it in the book, it doesn't matter what I was thinking. Reading is a partnership between the writer and the reader, so be confident, and say what you think. Good luck!
For tips on Writing, see the FAQ page.
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If you have other suggestions for teaching any of the books, I am always happy to hear them.
If you are interested in having me speak to your class, see the agency details on the Contact Me page. If your whole class is studying one of my books, I am happy to do a free 20 minute Skype session if the time difference is suitable. For full length Skype sessions the standard Australian Society of Authors fee applies: $250 per session, plus GST for schools within Australia.
Click on the titles for downloadable study guides
Mokie and Bik
Also see: Teachers' Reviews
Nim's Island (Walden Media Guide covering book and film)
Also see: Lesson Plan Summary
Nim at Sea: Teachers' Reviews & Suggestions for Classroom Use
Nim's Island Excellent Stuff to Make, Cook, Read, Do:recipes, craft activities, science experiments and study guides for Nim's Island and Nim at Sea, including previously unpublished poems and a short story. Ebook only, $3.50 with all proceeds to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (Australia) Buy it now on amazon.com (Best viewed on computer or iPad using kindle app)
Peeling the Onion
The Princess and her Panther
also see: Teachers' Reviews & Suggestions for Classroom Use
Raven's Mountain Facing the Mountain
Also see: Teachers' Reviews and Suggestions for Use in Classroom
Screen Futures Video Interview on Nim's Island: Book to Film
National Young Writers' Month 2011 video interview: Why I Write (1/3)
National Young Writers' Month 2011 video interview: Why I Write (2/3)
National Young Writers' Month 2011 video interview: Why I Write (3/3)