Finding Our Way

Robert Roe

Finding Our Way

Robert Roe






1 Jan 2019




Flying Start to Literacy - WorldWise

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Title Information:­
Finding Our Way: Finding Our Way examines the various strategies and techniques people use to navigate their way to places. It includes information on memory maps, physical maps, navigational techniques such as using the stars and other environmental indicators, and modern techniques such as using GPS.

Content vocabulary:convenient, GPS (Global Positioning System), horizon, hull, intricate, landmark, locations, maps,  memory, navigate, navigation tools, Northern Hemisphere, oral history, peninsula, orbiting, reefs,  route, satellite, seafaring, sextant, Southern Hemisphere, star compass, stationary, vast, visualise

Key concepts:
People use different strategies to follow directions and find their way to places  People use a range of navigational tools such as maps, signals from nature, and digital technology to find their way

Reading Strategies: Asking and answering questions

Related resource:Lesson Plan - Finding Our Way

Series Information:

WorldWise is a high-interest literacy program that encourages inquiry and questioning while extending knowledge in science and a range of STEM topics linked to the curriculum. This engaging program teaches reading strategies simultaneously with natural, earth and physical science concepts – reflecting the diversity of the world students live in.

Students will develop strategies and skills to read informative texts across a range of text types while they learn to become informative text writers. With an assortment of text types on offer, themes and concepts are introduced and revisited across the reading stages, building on initial concepts with increasing complexity.

WorldWise Lesson Plans support each Student Book, offering practical, systematic and easy-to-implement instructions. These visually appealing resources integrate oral language, vocabulary development, fluency and comprehension, writing and phonics.

WorldWise Investigations is a web-based tool that provides extension activities for titles in the program. It encourages exploration of content linked to curriculum outcomes in a deeper more hands-on way. Students are supported with a framework that encourages investigation and inquiry.

This series is supported by an array of teacher resources which can be obtained by visiting

Teacher Resources

Each WorldWise student book is supported by a corresponding Lesson Plan for teachers.

The following additional teacher resources are available:

  • Curriculum outcomes
  • Writing templates
  • Correlation charts which provide title-level information about alignment to curriculum

These additional teacher resources can be downloaded from