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English: China Coin


Use the box below to search the catalogue to find books available in the Christopher Brennan Library. 



This map shows the journey of Leah and Joan in the China Coin. This map will help you complete the CK2.0_Lit Trip Activity in this unit.

Want to learn more about writing? This resource contains loads of links and ideas to Celebrate Literacy!

Digital Toolbox

Following are some of the iPad Apps you may use to complete your research and asssessment tasks for this unit. Select the app to find out more.

GFlash App- Available in Self Service
Comic Life
Comic Life-Available in Self Service

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation-Available in Self Service

Doceri-Available on the App Store

Trading Cards

Trading Cards-Available on the App Store


china coin

Listed on this Lib Guide are a selection of resources that could be used for the Year 7 novel study on 'The China Coin' by Allan Baillie. The China Coin presents a sense of political and cultural upheaval by developing two key elements: Leah is the central pivotal character amongst this background that the reader immediately latches on to; the coin itself is the central trope which Baillie surrounds with layers of meaning - personal, political, cultural and textual. In Leah, we see a girl thrust into China, her mother searching for a family and the answer to a mystery about an ancient Chinese coin.

Useful weblinks




  • Narrative Pyramid
    Once you've read a short story or chapter of a novel, use the Narrative Pyramid to reflect on key ideas and details.This resource is from Read, Write, Think.

  • Story Map
    The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist  students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development.



Take a look in the Christopher Brennan Library for books that will suppllement your learning and underdtanding of modern China.