Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Hooked on Harry’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about the Harry Potter books.

Sequencing Activities
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This sequencing activity, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ develops comprehension through sequencing images about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Peter Pan’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which Mr and Mrs Darling’s children are missing. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, make comparisons and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘The Ant and the Grasshopper’ asks students to answer questions about the well-known Aesop’s fable. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall information and consider word meaning.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘The Wind in the Willows’ asks students to answer questions about a story that features the antics of Badger, Rat, Mole and Toad. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, make comparisons, draw conclusions, form opinions and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Part I’ asks students to answer questions about the adventures of Dorothy and her dog Toto. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, form opinions and think about word meanings.

Text Elements
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This text elements exemplar ‘A Bundle of Sticks’ shows students how to identify the story’s central idea and supporting details. It is aimed at introducing students to the principles of deconstructing texts in order to gain a deeper understanding of their purpose.

Reading Comprehension
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This graphic organiser, ‘A Little Alliteration for Animalia’ asks students to select three words that have the same beginning sound and form phrases from the book Animalia by Graeme Base, then write the three words in sequential order.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ asks students to answer questions about the opening passage of Lewis Carroll’s famous story. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and draw conclusions.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Androcles and the Lion’ asks students to answer questions about a tale in which a runaway slave and a lion become friends. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions, form opinions and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Atalanta and the Prince’ asks students to answer questions about a Greek tale in which a beautiful girl will only marry a man who can run faster than her. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, make predictions, draw conclusions and form opinions.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Athena and Arachne’ asks students to answer questions about a tale in which Athena, the goddess of wisdom, turns vain and conceited Arachne into a spider. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, form opinions and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Bellerophon’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which Bellerophon slays the dreadful monster Chimera. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Charlotte’s Web and Me Wheel’ asks students to compare themselves to four main characters in ‘Charlotte’s Web’ and write sentences that evaluate how they are like each character.

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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.

Art Project
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This art project ‘Coffee Tray Gargoyles’ enables students to create gargoyles from take-away coffee trays. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of basic artistic procedures. It provides a list of materials, easy-to-follow step-by-step art instructions, a recipe for papier mache pulp and a list of recommended art books.

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This graphic organiser, ‘Connotation Conundrum for Harry Potter’ asks students to use the roots, etymological history, and denotative definitions to better understand the connotations embedded in character names in the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling.

Writing Task
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This writing task activity, ‘The Fairies’ provides a poem as a writing prompt for students to produce their own writing.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Down the Rabbit-Hole’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about a story in which a girl named Alice follows a rabbit down a magical Rabbit-Hole. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall specific information from a narrative text, draw conclusions and think about text …More

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading activity, ‘Dragonology’ is an English based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to understand the purpose of a book review.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Echo and Narcissus’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which Echo and Narcissus both die of grief. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions, form opinions and think about word meanings.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Eggcellent Heroes’ supports students to identify details from stories about folk heroes.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Exposing Nessie’ features the Loch Ness monster and the hoax photographs that made the Scottish creature famous. It provides factual background information and instructions on how to make an origami Loch Ness monster and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness in a fun and engaging manner.

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This graphic organiser, ‘Fluent vs. Non-fluent for The Owl and the Pussycat’ asks students to listen to and evaluate a passage from The Owl and the Pussycat read both fluently and non-fluently.

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This graphic organiser, ‘Genre Grid for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ helps students to identify the literary genre to which The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis belongs.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Goldie and the Three Bears’ encourages students to understand similarities and differences within and among literary works from various genre and cultures. It also builds on reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 7 readers.

Reading
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This reading activity, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears Part 1’ provides opportunities for reading about Goldilocks and the Three Bears and answering comprehension questions.

Reading
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This reading activity, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears Part 2’ provides opportunities for reading more about Goldilocks and the Three Bears and answering comprehension questions.

Vocabulary
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This vocabulary activity, ‘Happily Ever After: Words from Fairy Tales’ supports vocabulary development by encouraging students to match words and phrases to their descriptions.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Hobbiton’ features the hobbit shire from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, located near Matamata in New Zealand’s North Island. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

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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.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘How the Flamingo Got its Colour’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading
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This reading activity, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk Part 1’ provides opportunities for reading about Jack and the Beanstalk and answering comprehension questions.

Reading
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This reading activity, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk Part 2’ provides opportunities for reading more about Jack and the Beanstalk and answering comprehension questions.

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.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Lake Monsters’ supports students to use various strategies to understand opposing letters to the editor about whether these creatures exist. 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 Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Lake Monsters’, features two editorials offering different opinions about legendary lake creatures. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the texts and includes questions about detail, reasoning, making a judgment, predicting outcome, and categorising.

Reading Comprehension
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This graphic organiser, ‘Like Day and Night for The Polar Express’ asks students to make a list of words that describe the characters from The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, then think of synonyms and antonyms for the descriptive words.

Sequencing Activities
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This sequencing activity, ‘Little Red’ develops comprehension through sequencing images about the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Midas’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which everything turns to gold when King Midas touches it. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and form opinions.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Midas’s Secret’ asks students to answer questions about a tale in which the foolish King Midas shares a secret with his barber. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and make predictions.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Myths’ 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 reading comprehension activity, ‘Odin & Thor’ asks students to answer questions about the mighty gods Odin and Thor. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

Sequencing Activities
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This sequencing activity, ‘Odon the Giant’ develops comprehension through sequencing images about the story of Odon the Giant.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Pandora’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which Pandora’s curious mind leads to misery for many. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, form opinions and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Persephone’ asks students to answer questions about a tale of a beautiful maiden named Persephone. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and think about word meanings.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Perseus and Medusa’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about a story in which Perseus defeats Medusa. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to look critically at the language used in a narrative text in order to ascertain the meaning and usage of individual words …More

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Perseus and the Prophecy’ asks students to answer questions about a tale in which a prophecy comes true. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 7

This content area reading activity, ‘Peter and the Starcatchers’ is an English based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to understand the purpose of a book review.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Peter Pan’ asks students to answer questions from an excerpt of J.M. Barrie’s famous story. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up’ asks students to answer questions about an excerpt from the famous story. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and think about word meanings.

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This graphic organiser, ‘Precision Decision T-chart for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ asks students to use word-resource texts to find more precise adjectives for vague descriptive words or phrases while reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

Reading Comprehension
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This graphic organiser, ‘Protagonist and Antagonist Diagram for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ asks students to examine the similarities and differences in the protagonist and antagonist in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Sail Away’ allows students to draw pictures to summarise myths and legends identifying what it teaches.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Sailing Away to the Sun’ allows students to explain the legend Ra the Sun God.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Sea Monster’ helps students to write about a large sea creature that might live under the ocean. It encourages students to think about mysterious sea creatures and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Indigenous Australia
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This article, ‘Serpent Dreaming’, provides information about a snake that is featured in many Aboriginal creation stories. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of Aboriginal culture and history and includes colourful and engaging images.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Silkworm and Spider’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about a story in which a silkworm and a spider make a robe for a king. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall information and the main idea from a narrative text.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Sky Lights’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative about American Indian star myths. 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 and to look critically at words in …More

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘So Many Books, So Little Time’ helps students to write about the plot of their favourite book, the characters in it and why they like the book so much. It encourages students to think about what they enjoy reading and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

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