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Use these companion activity packs to help guide your students through an exploration of fictional literature. Your students will learn the skills of critical thinking through QAR (Question and Response) comprehension activities, retells and story sequencing, masks for oral retells, small world printables and much more.


This bundle includes the following packs:


I'm Australian Too by Mem Fox Activity Pack

Inside this pack you will find:

  • Instructions
  • 16 colour vocabulary cards for your word wall
  • 7 x colouring pages for a wall display
  • 2 x family tree worksheets (perfect for a homework activity)
  • 2 x maps (World and Australian)
  • What I love about Australia drawing activity
  • My favourite places in Australia map activity
  • 4 x Australia's First Nations posters
  • Lyrics to Advance Australia Fair
  • Colouring sheet for Advance Australia Fair with a visual explanation of those tricky words
  • Aussie slang words activity (as mentioned in the text) with answer sheet
  • I'm Australian Too! Word Search



Where the Forest Meets the Sea Literacy Activities

In this easy to use pack you will find:

  • Rainforest poster
  • Sequence the story sheet
  • Vocabulary Cards
  • Colouring pages with cut and paste elements
  • Venn Diagram (Rainforest then and now in the story)
  • Rainforest Senses Sheet
  • Butterfly senses vocab sheets
  • Sea Senses Sheet
  • 10 QAR Reading Comprehension Sheets levelled from easy to hard
  • Story Slider Retell Activity


The Very Hungry Bear by Nick Bland Story Retell Activities

Inside this easy-to-use pack you will find:

  • Characters and Setting Images Cut Outs (use on the board)
  • Stick puppets (for retells)
  • Foldable images (for small world play)
  • Character Masks (dress up and retell)
  • Character profile words (appearance, likes, personality) and worksheet
  • Rhyming Words (word match)
  • Puzzles
  • Story Sequencing cards
  • Story Slider (perfect for oral story retells)



Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins Story Retell Activities

Inside this easy-to-use pack you will find:

  • Large cut-outs (to model with students on the board)
  • Stick puppets (for retells)
  • Foldable images (to create small world tables for retells)
  • Masks (for story retells)
  • Prepositional Word Word (with and without matching pictures)
  • Puzzle pieces (to sequence the story)
  • Story sequencing activities (picture cards and worksheets)
  • Craft ideas (chicken and fox printable to decorate)

SAVE 30% Companion Literacy Book Bundle

  • File Info

    4 PDF files zipped

  • ACARA Alignment

    Foundation Year English

    Understand that texts can take many forms, can be very short (for example an exit sign) or quite long (for example an information book or a film) and that stories and informative texts have different purposes (ACELA1430)

    Understand concepts about print and screen, including how books, film and simple digital texts work, and know some features of print, for example directionality (ACELA1433)

    Explore the different contribution of words and images to meaning in stories and informative texts (ACELA1786)

    Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to students’ own experiences (ACELT1575)

    Respond to texts, identifying favourite stories, authors and illustrators (ACELT1577)

    Share feelings and thoughts about the events and characters in texts (ACELT1783)

    Identify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a text (ACELT1578)

    Retell familiar literary texts through performance, use of illustrations and images (ACELT1580)

    Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently (ACELY1650 


    Foundation Year HASS

    Reflect on learning to propose how to care for places and sites that are important or significant (ACHASSI009)

    Draw simple conclusions based on discussions, observations and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps (ACHASSI008)

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