Inquiry Questions

How do our interests and preferences influence the kinds of books we read?

What are some different ways we can talk about books?

How can we use questions to find out more?



Australian Curriculum Lessons: Stimulating Reader Engagement Unit of Work for F-6

This series of lessons looks at engaging students in reading by choosing books of interest to share and discuss, aiming to grow reader engagement. 

The unit is broken into the following series of lessons, intended to be taught to boost student reading engagement and be revisited as regular sessions over time. 

  • Lesson One Student Interest  
  • Lesson Two Matching interest to fiction books  
  • Lesson Three Becoming the expert on their interest  
  • Lesson Four Exploring other interests  
  • Lesson Five Comparing their interest to most popular books   

Link: Australian Curriculum Lessons

Storyline Online

Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide.  Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners. 

Link: Storyline Online

Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacy provides an extensive, free, online library that ensures all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their cultures and languages. 

This site can be easily navigated to find a range of book titles organised under a diverse selection of categories. 

Link: Unite for Literacy