The immigrant’s love song 

2014 He had long, long fingers; suited, I decided, to playing classical piano. They danced a little nervously across his forehead, playing with a long curling tendril… Bah, what was I thinking… Get a grip, Rani Silva. It’s Tuesday 10:15 a.m. and you’re in a modern history tutorial supposedly learning about how changes to migration … Continue reading The immigrant’s love song 

Book Drum – Great for the new Australian curriculum in English

Within the new National Curriculum for English, the opening sentence beneath the heading - Year 9 Achievement Standard - is: "By the end of Year 9 students listen to, read and view a range of spoken, written and multimodal texts, recognising how events, situations and people can be represented from different perspectives, and identifying stated and implied meaning in texts." Book Drum ( … Continue reading Book Drum – Great for the new Australian curriculum in English


Started work on a series of short stories with learning activities linked to the new Australian curriculum for History (with English links and activities as well). Used PRESSBOOKs - an excellent e Publishing platform, intuitive and easy to use. Three stories with activities added so far, one for Ancient India and the Indus river Valley civilisation for Year 7, one for … Continue reading HisTorY