This page includes resources to support teaching Aboriginal students.

Resources to support Phase 1, Focus on Reading 3-6.

These materials form part of professional learning for teachers in Phase 1 of FOR 3-6. Schools need to engage with these materials prior to Module 3, Phase 1.

Paper: Aboriginal students: Cultural insights for teaching literacy

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This paper has been written by Wendy Hanlen. It is included in the Participant Workbook for Module 3 Learning. At the end of this version of the paper are some Professional learning suggestions to use with the paper.

DVD: Aboriginal students: Cultural insights for teaching literacy

On this DVD Wendy Hanlon stresses the importance of developing an understanding of the educational needs of Aboriginal students. She discusses how Aboriginal students live at the interface of two cultures.The DVD is available at


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This is an annotated bibliography of useful and interesting resources related to teaching Aboriginal students.

This is a very informative link to 8 Ways an Aboriginal Perspective