Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Biography: Harriet Tubman’ encourages students to understand similarities and differences within and among literary works from various genres and cultures. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘A Guide and a Princess’, features two biographical texts about the courageous Native American women Sacagawea and Sarah Winnemucca. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the texts and includes questions about making an inference, making a judgment, detail, drawing a conclusion, reasoning, predicting outcome, and comparison/contrast.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Land of Their Own’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about a new territory in Canada.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 8

This reading comprehension activity ‘A Long Walk to Protect Bison’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about protecting bison in Yellowstone National Park.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Native American Museum’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about a new Native American museum in Washington, D.C.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘A Paiute Princess’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at words in …More

Predicting Text
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No. of pages: 11

This predicting text worksheet ‘A Presidential Odyssey’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at …More

Reading Comprehension
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This fictionalised journal, ‘A Race Against Time’ tells how and why the Pony Express operated before it was replaced by the telegraph. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘A Star Myth’, features instructions for students to invent a myth about a group of stars. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest that the story could describe the origin and the current influence of the star group, and could feature people or …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Abigail Adams’ asks students to answer questions about Abigail Adams, who married John Adams, the second President of the United States. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘African Americans in Combat’ asks students to answer questions about how African American soldiers were often treated unfairly. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings and author purpose.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Alice Walker’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 6

This reading comprehension exemplar, ‘All Aboard the Race for Space’ provides a model of a completed reading comprehension worksheet. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, summarise, make predictions, draw conclusions and think about author purpose.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘American History: The American Revolution’ encourages students to organise events in a story into sequential order using a timeline. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 7 readers.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘The Great Depression’ encourages students to use text organisers to determine the main ideas and to locate information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘An Account of the Still Family History’ asks students to answer questions about the life of Dr James Still. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, form opinions and think about word meanings.

Reading Comprehension
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The article, ‘An American Conservationist’ describes the life and work of the man who was responsible for the establishment of Yosemite National Park and many other conservation projects in the United States. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This article, ‘An American Slave’ tells about the life of an American slave who escaped and campaigned to end slavery. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘An Essay on Playing Competitive Sport’, features instructions for students to write an essay about how teams should be chosen. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest considering the advantages and disadvantages of choosing only the best players and of allowing all students …More

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘An Even Grander Old Flag’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on the history of the American anthem flag.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 7

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Another Star on the Flag’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about Puerto Rico and the United States.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Battle of Trenton’ asks students to answer questions about a battle that took place in America in 1776. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and draw conclusions.

Editing and Revising
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No. of pages: 5

This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Benjamin Franklin’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Benjamin Franklin’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 6 readers.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Biography: Madame Marie Curie’ encourages students to use text organisers to determine the main ideas and to locate information in a text. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Booker T. Washington’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Cesar Chavez’ asks students to answer questions about a man who fought to improve the conditions of migrant workers. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and draw conclusions.

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘Cherokee Nation’, features a rough draft of an informational text about the Native American tribes that settled in the southeast. It encourages students to identify spelling, punctuation, grammar, and capitalisation errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of this task is to develop students’ …More

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Chief Joseph’ asks students to answer questions about Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Native Americans. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions, form opinions and think about word meanings.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Chipmunk and Bear’ asks students to answer questions about a Native American tale about a chipmunk and a bear. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and make comparisons.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Clinton’s Early Years’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 7

This reading comprehension exemplar, ‘Colonial Cooking’ provides a model of a completed reading comprehension worksheet. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to think about clarifying and predicting information in an informative text.

Writing Prompt
No. of pages: 1

This writing prompt, ‘Colony Mystery’ helps students to write about what they think happened to the colonists at Roanoke Colony, the first English settlement in America. It encourages students to think about a real-life mystery and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Analysing Text
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No. of pages: 9

This analysing text worksheet ‘Dolley Madison’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about this US first lady. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at words in …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Double Trouble’, features a narrative text about a couple’s dramatic journey home after a night out in the city. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about setting, fact/opinion, reasoning, validity, emotion, character, detail, the main idea, and genre. Answer sheet provided …More

Reading Comprehension
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The report, ‘Driving Cattle to Market’ describes the cattle drives of the American south in the 1860s to 1880s, when cattle had to be herded for long distances by cowboys to reach the trains that would take them to market. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with …More

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Early American Artists’ asks students to answer questions about different American artists. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and form opinions.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Edward the Brave’ asks students to answer questions about Edward Kennedy, Jr, who overcame childhood cancer. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, make predictions and draw conclusions.

Reading Comprehension
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The biography, ‘Eleanor Roosevelt’ tells of the life, times, and achievements of an important American first lady. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Ellis Island’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about this historic place. It is aimed at encouraging students to recall specific details from the text and to clarify their meaning, as well as draw conclusions and form opinions about the text as a whole in order …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Fair Laws for All!’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about US immigration laws. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at words …More

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘First Day at University’, features a narrative text about a young woman’s experiences as she starts university. It encourages students to identify spelling, punctuation, capitalisation, and usage errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of this task is to develop students’ accuracy in written …More

Editing and Revising
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No. of pages: 4

This editing and revising learning activity, ‘From Paraguay’ encourages students to recognise spelling errors, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Frozen in Time’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on the Andes Mountains in Peru.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 5

This report, ‘George Washington’ describes the early life of America’s first president. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Gideon’s Request’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

History for Kids
No. of pages: 3

This history article, ‘Great Escapes: Alcatraz Escape’ features the carefully planned escape of three prisoners from Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco, USA, masterminded by inmate Frank Morris. It provides factual information about one of the most famous prison escapes in history, as well as a fun spot the difference activity. It also has a glossary …More

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Great Escapes: Henry ‘Box’ Brown – Slave Escape’ features the amazing tale of Henry Brown, a slave in America’s South, who sealed himself in a box and mailed the box to a free state in the north of America! It provides factual information about Henry Brown’s incredible escape, complete with a glossary …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘How Coyote Got His Special Power’ asks students to answer questions about a Native American tale about Coyote. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and make predictions.

Poetry
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No. of pages: 4

This Poetry worksheet, ‘I Will Survive’, features a humorous poem about the difficulties of early childhood. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the poem and includes questions about making an inference, figurative language, vocabulary, cause and effect, predicting outcome, and mood/tone. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Writing Traits
No. of pages: 3

This Writing Traits activity ‘Clustering’ encourages students to generate, select, and organise ideas for a writing task.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Indigenous Civil Rights’ features the history of Indigenous civil rights in Australia. It provides factual information about significant events surrounding Indigenous civil rights in Australia as well as the broader fight for civil rights and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Isolationism vs. Imperialism’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Readers Theatre
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No. of pages: 7

This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Jackie Robinson’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 6 readers.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 6

This reading comprehension activity, ‘James P. Beckwourth, Mountain Man’ asks students to answer questions about a famous African American mountain man. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, form opinions and think about word meanings.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Jewish Immigration’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Editing and Revising
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No. of pages: 6

This editing and revising learning activity, ‘John F. Kennedy’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This recount, ‘John F. Kennedy’ tells the life story of the famous US president. It describes his role in national and international politics, and provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Johnny Appleseed’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Poetry
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This Poetry worksheet, ‘Joshua’s Poems’, features a poem about a boy who writes poems about places he visits, rather than taking photographs or collecting souvenirs. The worksheet encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the poem and includes questions about figurative language, cause and effect, comparison/contrast, and detail. Answer sheet provided with …More

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