R.L. Stine ITL Research Supernatural Fiction Supernatural fiction (properly, "supernaturalist fiction") is a literary genre exploiting or requiring as plot devices or themes some contradictions of the commonplace natural world and materialist assumptions about it. In its broadest definition, supernatural fiction includes examples of weird fiction, horror fiction, fantasy fiction, and such sub-genres as vampire literature and the ghost story. Elements of supernatural fiction can be found in writing from genres such as science fiction. Amongst academics, readers and collectors, however, supernatural fiction is often classed as a discrete genre defined by the elimination of "horror", "fantasy" and elements important to other genres. The one genre supernatural fiction appears to embrace in its entirety is the traditional ghost story. In the twentieth century, supernatural fiction became associated with psychological fiction. The result is that the supernatural is only one possible explanation for what has been described.
Local Languages: 13/11/2012, Behind the News Last week we told you how the government wants all kids to learn an Asian language. But there are languages much closer to home that some people think are just as important. As Tash reports, Australia has hundreds of Indigenous languages and some people are worried that if we don't keep teaching them they could eventually disappear. And there's a warning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers this story contains images of people who've died. NATASHA THIELE, REPORTER: These guys are getting ready for an important lesson. Yingjibarndi is one of more than 200 different Indigenous languages, which have been spoken for tens-of-thousands of years. Lynda is a Yindjibarndi Elder, she's also a teacher. JARROD: Hi my name is Jarrod. GIA: Hi my name is Gia and I've been learning Yindjibarndi language for three to four years. CORY: Hi my name is Cory and this is language map. So why is it important for kids to learn an Indigenous language?
ARC :: Assessment Resource Centre Eoin Colfer Home | ACARA The Subtle Knife Plot summary Lyra revisits Dr. Malone the next day, but after accepting a ride from the well-dressed Sir Charles Latrom, she discovers that Sir Charles has stolen her alethiometer and she asks Will to help her retrieve it. Lyra and Will plan to steal back the alethiometer by using the knife. Mrs. Serafina goes to aid Scoresby, having heard his last plea for help, and Will encounters Grumman, who staunches the bleeding in his hand and instructs him in his task. This concludes the second novel, with the trilogy concluding in the next book, The Amber Spyglass. Critical reception Parents' Choice Gold Book Award; American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults; Booklist Editors' Choice; Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year; Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book; Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; Book Links Best Book of the Year; American Bookseller Pick of the Lists Adaptations An audiobook adaptation, featuring a full cast and narration by the author, was released in 2002. 
Aboriginal educational contexts :: Aboriginal Educational Contexts The Amber Spyglass The Amber Spyglass is the third and final novel in the His Dark Materials series, written by English author Philip Pullman, and published in 2000. The Amber Spyglass won the 2001 Whitbread Book of the Year award, a British literature award, making it the first children's novel to receive the honour. It was named Children's Book of the Year at the 2001 British Book Awards, and was also longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, again the first time this had happened to a children's book. Plot At the end of The Subtle Knife, Marisa Coulter captured Lyra. In Cittàgazze, two angels, Balthamos and Baruch, tell Will, the bearer of the Subtle Knife, that they are taking him to Lord Asriel. Three forces – Will, Iorek, and Balthamos; Lord Asriel's army; and the army of the Magisterium – converge on Mrs. "Lyra+Will" carved in the bench in the Oxford Botanic Garden. Lyra returns to Jordan College. Changes to U.S. edition The changed lines are italicized below: Chapter headings