Wise Words indigenous materials have been devised to support parents, teachers and clinicians who may find it challenging to teach indigenous content because of concerns that they may not have the knowledge or understanding to ensure that the books, their stories and the complexity of the information is presented in a respectful and appropriate manner.
With thanks to my editors Tara Lewis an Iman woman from the Taroom country of Western Queensland and Joedie Lawler a Biripi woman from Taree. Both Tara and Joedie ensured that the materials respected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and were culturally appropriate. I am grateful for their input.
Wise Words Scripts – offer clinicians, teachers and parents readily available questions designed specifically for each book. A script provides a variety of questions at each level of understanding for each page of the book. A teacher or clinician working with a group of children can tailor questions to each child’s language ability.
This script and other available scripts have been based on Marion Blank’s Model of Classroom Language.