Rod Rees


Rod Rees






1 Jan 2019




Flying Start to Literacy WorldWise

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Title Information:­
Robots: Robots explains how and why robots are used around the home, in the workplace and in dangerous places. It looks at the types of work that robots can do and why these machines are important in everyday life.

Content vocabulary:avalanches, bushfires, camera, computers, dishwasher, factories, hospitals, machines, medical, programmed, operations, remote control, rescues, robotic arm, robots, space, underwater, video, volcano, work, workplaces

Key concepts:
Robots can do repetitive, difficult or dangerous work that people either do not want to do or are unable to do, or that is too unsafe to do.  People’s lives are made better, easier and safer because of the things that robots can do.

Reading Strategies: Making connections

Related resource:Lesson Plan - Robots

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