Lee Wang


Lee Wang






1 Jan 2019




Flying Start to Literacy WorldWise

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Title Information:­
Wetlands: Wetlands explores how the complex ecosystems of wetlands perform a variety of functions of vital importance to the environment. It uses case studies of significant wetlands to investigate the problems caused by people.

Content vocabulary:canals, conservation, detritus, ecosystem, endangered, environment, estuaries, GPS, habitats, invertebrates, levees, migrating, nutrients, population, predators, scent markings, spawn, species, territory, threaten, woodland

Key concepts:
Wetlands are complex ecosystems that perform important functions  Living organisms depend on each other and the environment  Human activity has impacted severely on the health of wetlands and their wildlife

Reading Strategies: Identifying cause and effect

Related resource:Lesson Plan - Wetlands

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 www.worldwise.com.au

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 www.worldwisereading.com.au/teacher-resources