Activity Book 2
Honey Ant Readers 6 - 10
This book is available for download with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. Apple Books on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
This Activity eBook is based on the words, sounds and themes found in the Honey Ant® Readers 6 - 10.
The Honey Ant® Readers is a series of learn-to-read books aimed at speakers of traditional Australian Aboriginal languages and Aboriginal English. The series has a strong phonics component, focusing on the relationship between letters and sounds, and on sounding-out the words, while gradually building the reader’s English vocabulary. The sounds are chosen, and sequenced, according to their familiarity to speakers of Australian Aboriginal languages, including Aboriginal English.
The themes, stories and illustrations were chosen in collaboration with Aboriginal Elders, and therefore reflect Indigenous knowledge, language and culture. The stories embrace features of Aboriginal English, so that students learn to read in a familiar language that they speak at home and in the playground. The language of the books gradually moves into Standard Australian English according to the natural order in which speakers of other languages are know to acquire the grammatical structures of Standard English. A second edition of Honey Ant® Readers 11 to 15 is available in Standard English.
Set in the red sandy desert of Central Australia, the stories are about traditional family life, including hunting and gathering. The books are based on real-life events and stories that Aboriginal Elders, teachers, children and communities have shared with the author.