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Go Facts - Australian Science - Teaching Guide


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Go Facts: Science integrates reading and writing with the study of science. These downloadable PDF resources are ideal for use as part of a literacy program or teaching of the Australian Curriculum: Science.

This teaching guide includes teaching notes and student work sheets on reading and writing nonfiction for all 12 Go Facts: Science titles, spanning Lower, Middle and Upper primary levels.

This resource takes readers on an overview on topics such as daily science, sky and seasons, everyday materials, our resources, life cycles, electricity, and more! 

Reading Nonfiction

The reading lessons in this guide are suitable for the whole class or small groups and fit easily into the guided reading component of a literacy program. The lessons teach effective reading strategies for processing nonfiction texts. You introduce the text and the teaching points before students read independently.

Writing Nonfiction

Daily writing is as important as daily reading. By following a reading lesson with a lesson in writing nonfiction, students learn to use the structures modelled in the Go Facts resources in their own writing.


The lesson work sheets provide opportunities for informal assessment throughout the lessons. Use the Assessment Checklists at the back of this guide to record a student’s progress by entering dates and/or comments.

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Primary - Middle
Primary - Upper
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