The Honey Ant Readers (HAR) is an exciting literacy program that Indigenous learners can relate to and succeed with.
It is the first ever early reading program in Australia to be developed in collaboration with, and at the request of, Indigenous elders and community and written specifically for speakers of Aboriginal English. It is underpinned by sound pedagogy and second language acquisition theory and supported by songs and rhymes which teach Standard Australian English.
Honey Ant Reader 10, 'Wet Baby' is the final book of the 1-10 red series, which consolidates 71 words introduced over the ten readers.
The story is about nana and a baby going to school and playing in the playground while the children are in class. The baby pours a cup of water over himself and the children rush to help!
At the end of the book there is a song to teach Standard English vocabulary and 'if' clauses', 'Clap your hands' and a paired speaking activity, 'Hello Nana', reinforcing the 'h' sound.