Relief teachers are often called in with little or no notice. They need an armoury of lessons and strategies as children need a well-prepared, calm, flexible, firm and creative relief teacher. This series uses the themes of communities, worlds of fantasy, long, long ago, animals and oceans. Content, lesson ideas, introductory notes and student worksheets are provided. In addition, bandaids to make the job easier, everyday tips and four generic strategies are also supplied. The four strategies include 'castle writing', 'two awards and a goal', 'brainstorm page' and 'story picture-plan'.