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 Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘A Day at the Circus’, features a narrative text about a family of clowns who visit a boy’s class to talk about circus life and then invite the class to visit the circus. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Day with Duffy and Stuffy’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about a story about Duffy the dog and Stuffy the cat. 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 …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘A Fish Tale’, features a fable about a goldfish who does not listen to his teacher and ends up in danger. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about cause and effect, purpose, classification, reasoning, character, sequence, detail, and genre. The task …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘A Long Way from Home’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about homing pigeons. 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

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘A Selective Environmentalist’, features a humorous narrative about a woman who does not like mice. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about predicting outcome, the main idea, sequence, comparison/contrast, making an inference, importance, detail, point of view, and author’s purpose. Answer …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘A Series of Atypical Events’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about a party and skiing accident. 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 …More

Understanding Text
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This understanding text exemplar ‘A Story About Moses’ Birthday’ supports students to use various strategies to find the implicit and explicit meaning of a narrative text. It encourages students to ask questions to find the directly stated meaning of the story, then to find the deeper, not-directly stated meaning of the story.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘A Survivor’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative about an injured dog. 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 order …More

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘About a Kitten’, features a rough draft of a narrative text about a stray kitten. It encourages students to identify spelling, punctuation, and capitalisation errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of this task is to develop students’ accuracy in written work.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Accidents Happen’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about a disastrous night out. 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 examine how the text, as …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Aftermath of a Storm’, features a narrative text about a young woman returning to her family home after a hurricane. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making an inference, mood/tone, cause and effect, vocabulary, setting, the main idea, emotional reaction, …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘An Uneasy Move’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about moving overseas. 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 order …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘An Uneasy Move’, features a narrative about a boy who must suddenly move to the United States when his father is transferred there for work. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about cause and effect, comparison/contrast, character, emotional reaction, making an …More

Understanding Text
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This understanding text reference worksheet, ‘Author’s Purpose’ explains to students the different purposes an author writes for, such as to inform, persuade, entertain and teach.

Understanding Text
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This understanding text activity, ‘Author’s Purpose’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about an author’s purpose. An author writes to inform, persuade, entertain or teach.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Become a Challenge Olympics Volunteer’, features a letter from the Challenge Olympics Committee that outlines volunteer positions and criteria. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text of the letter and includes questions about author’s purpose, slant/bias, drawing a conclusion, making a judgment, questioning, and detail. …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Betsy’s Birthday Pony’, features a narrative text about a girl who wants a pony and her parents’ clever solution. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about detail, making a judgment, validity, vocabulary, emotion, character, and information. Answer sheet provided with file …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Boy Meets Horse’, features a narrative text about a boy getting to know and learning to ride a horse. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about detail, sequence, reasoning, vocabulary, theme, predicting outcome, and genre. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Bruce Gets a Hand in Art Class’ supports students to predict the outcome of a narrative text about an imaginary hand. It is aimed at encouraging students to ask questions and use their personal experience, along with clues provided in the story to guess what will happen next and consider how …More

Understanding Text
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This understanding text worksheet, ‘Call Him Lucky’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative about an unwanted dog. 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

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Canal Touring Holidays’, features the text of a brochure about sailing holidays on New York’s Erie Canal. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about reasoning, validity, cause and effect, and detail. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity, ‘Cluster Synthesis: How Animals Help People’ supports students in learning to organise their writing ideas.

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity, ‘Complete Sentences’ encourages students to select read, write, and identify complete sentences.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Conduct Code for Brookfield School’, features an everyday text listing school rules and consequences. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about drawing a conclusion, predicting outcome, making a judgment, persuasion, detail, reasoning, and genre. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Conduct Code for Midland School’ supports students to use various strategies to understand an informative text about school rules. 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

Analysing Text
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This analysing text exemplar ‘Danica’s Hero’ shows students how to identify the genre of a text, as well as its implicit and explicit meaning. It is aimed at encouraging students to identify details from the beginning, middle and end of the sample text, identifying whether the story is an example of narrative or informational text …More

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity, ‘Descriptive Language’ encourages students to identify and use descriptive language in a sentence.

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity, ‘Descriptive Writing’ encourages students to write a sentence using descriptive words.

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

Facts and Opinions
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This facts and opinions exemplar ‘Editorial in the School Newspaper’ shows students how to use facts to support their opinions. It is aimed at introducing students to forming and explaining their opinions, using ideas and information from texts to back them up, and illustrates this process by showing how the author decided her position on …More

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity, ‘Expository Writing’ encourages students to identify and write factual statements.

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity, ‘Feeling and Tone in Writing’ encourages students to identify a positive or negative feeling and tone in a paragraph.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Friends Aren’t Always Fair’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative about a girl who is being teased. It is aimed at encouraging students to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at words in order to ascertain their particular meaning in context, to examine how …More

Graphic Organisers
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This graphic organiser, ‘Hierarchy Chart’ is an upside-down tree diagram used to organise the flow of ideas into a top down format. For example, students can use this graphical scaffold to break down a broad concept into greater detail. The hierarchy chart is a great resource for post-reading comprehension activities or as a pre-writing prompt …More

Graphic Organisers
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This graphic organiser, ‘Hierarchy Chart’ is an upside-down tree diagram used to organise the flow of ideas into a top down format. For example, students can use this graphical scaffold to break down a broad concept into greater detail. The hierarchy chart is a great resource for post-reading comprehension activities or as a pre-writing prompt …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘How to Become an Inventor in Just Five Steps’ supports students to use various strategies to understand an informational text about inventing. 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 …More

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity, ‘Imagery: Using Similes’ encourages students to use a simile in descriptive writing.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Language Lingo’ helps students understand the meanings of figurative language, then create paragraphs using this language.

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘Larry’s Visit to Manila’, features the rough draft of a story about a family’s holiday in the Philippines. The worksheet encourages students to identify spelling, capitalisation, punctuation, and usage errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of this task is to develop students’ accuracy …More

Predicting Outcomes
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This predicting outcomes exemplar ‘Laura and a Letter’ asks students questions about a narrative text to help them predict the outcome. It is aimed at encouraging students to ask questions and use their personal experience, along with clues provided in the story to guess what will happen next and write the end of the story …More

Reading Comprehension
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Writing Text
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This writing text reference worksheet, ‘Literary Devices’ is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and provides them with an explanation of different literary devices, such as flashback, foreshadowing, exaggeration, personification and sensory words.

Graphic Organisers
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This graphic organiser, ‘Main Idea and Details Chart’ assists students to identify the relationship between the main idea and supporting details. For example, students can use this table to break down a broad concept into greater detail during a post-reading comprehension activity. It could also be used as a pre-writing prompt to expand on ideas.

Graphic Organisers
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This graphic organiser, ‘Main Idea and Details Chart’ assists students to identify the relationship between the main idea and supporting details. For example, students can use this graphical scaffold to break down a broad concept into greater detail during a post-reading comprehension activity. It could also be used as a pre-writing prompt to expand on …More

Graphic Organisers
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This graphic organiser, ‘Main Idea Hierarchy’ is an upside-down tree diagram used to organise the flow of ideas into a top down format. For example, students can use this graphical scaffold to break down a broad concept into greater detail. The chart is a great resource for post-reading comprehension activities or as a pre-writing prompt …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Making Your Own Code’ supports students to use various strategies to understand an informative text about codes. 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 order …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Making Your Own Code’, features an informational and procedural text about constructing different types of cipher codes. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about comparison/contrast, vocabulary, importance, inference, sequence, visual comprehension, and decoding. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘Me Too the Horse’, features a rough draft of a narrative text about a friendly horse who finds a new rider. It encourages students to identify spelling, punctuation, and capitalisation errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of this task is to develop students’ …More

Meaning in Text
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This meaning in text exemplar, ‘Meaning of Words: Life in Ancient Rome’ provides a model of a completed meaning in text worksheet. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to look critically at the language used in an informative text in order to ascertain the meaning and usage of individual …More

Meaning in Text
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This meaning in text activity, ‘Meaning of Words: Olivia’s Sunflowers’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about a girl who grows sunflowers. 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 …More

Meaning in Text
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This meaning in text activity, ‘Meaning of Words: President John F. Kennedy’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about American President John F. Kennedy. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to look critically at the language used in informative text in order to ascertain the meaning and usage of …More

Meaning in Text
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This meaning in text activity, ‘Meaning of Words: Stitches’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about a story in which a boy has to have stitches. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to look critically at the language used in narrative text in order to ascertain the meaning and …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Milk-Carton Bird Feeder’ helps students make a bird feeder out of a milk carton and asks students comprehension questions about making a bird feeder. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to think about text organisation and to look critically at the language used in an …More

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity, ‘Narrative Voice: Retelling a Story’ encourages students to retell a story with characters and setting, and with a beginning, a middle, and an end.

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘Nicky’s Determination’, features the rough draft of a narrative text about a small boy making the rugby team. It encourages students to identify spelling, capitalisation, punctuation, 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 …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Not as Easy as You Think’, features an informational text about keeping pet goldfish and includes advice on tank size, cleaning, environment, and feeding. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about cause and effect, validity, detail, reasoning, drawing a conclusion, fact/opinion, …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Open Spaces Project’, features an informational and procedural text about efforts to purchase lands for open space use. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about validity, reasoning, classifying, making a judgment, fact/opinion, predicting outcome, comparison/contrast, character, questioning, theme, and genre. Answer …More

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity, ‘Organisational Outlines: Chronological Order’ encourages students to sequence information.

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity, ‘Paragraph Topics: Compare and Contrast’ encourages students to identify paragraph topics and compare and contrast .

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