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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.

Poetry
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This Poetry worksheet, ‘A Different Kind of Boat’, features a whimsical poem about an unusual sailing voyage in a pea-green concrete boat. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the poem and includes questions about detail, vocabulary, and making a judgment. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘A Dream Meeting’ helps students to write about one person, alive or deceased, who they would like to meet and to explain why. It encourages students to think about someone they admire and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘A Football Injury’, features a rough draft of a narrative text about a girl whose knee is hurt during a football game. It encourages students to identify spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of this task is …More

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘A Giant Panda Makes His Mark On Baseball’ is about how champion baseball player Pablo Sandoval got his nickname.

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.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘A Perilous Voyage’, features a biographical text about Francis Chichester’s round-the-world sailing expedition in Gipsy Moth IV. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about validity, making a judgment, vocabulary, drawing a conclusion, detail, cause and effect, making an inference, and sequence. …More

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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

History for Kids
No. of pages: 5

This history article, ‘A Tale of Ned’s Head’ features Ned Kelly, a famous Australian criminal bushranger, and the theories surrounding the disappearance of his head after he was hanged in 1880. It provides factual information about the life of Ned Kelly, as well as a fun online game. It has a glossary of unfamiliar words …More

South African History
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This history timeline, ‘South African Sports Highlights’ features important dates and factual background information about the nation’s leading sports people and events that marked key moments in the country’s history. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical and cultural knowledge about South Africa and could be used as a prompt for further discussion …More

Poetry
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This Poetry worksheet, ‘Against All Odds’, features a poem about luck that highlights the good fortune of finding the right partner. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to understand the poem and includes questions about classifying, cause and effect, literary devices, vocabulary, and author’s purpose. Answer sheet provided with file download.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Against All Odds’ features some amazing and unbelievable events in sporting history. It provides factual information and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and historical awareness.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Alfred Vail and the Telegraph’ asks students to answer questions about how the telegraph was completed. 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.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Alicia Keys’ 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, ‘Amelia Earhart’ asks students to answer questions about the famous American aviator Amelia Earhart. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and form opinions.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Biography: Abraham Lincoln’ 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 exemplar, ‘An Amazing Airport’ provides a model of a completed reading comprehension worksheet. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions, form opinions and think about author purpose and word phrases.

Charles Sturt
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This article, ‘Charles Sturt: Australian Explorer’, provides information about Australian explorer Charles Sturt. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical awareness and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Canadian History
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This history article, ‘Basketball’, features important factual background information about the invention of basketball. It explains how Canadian schoolteacher James Naismith came up with the idea for the game as a way to occupy his unruly students. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical and cultural awareness and could be used as a prompt for …More

Editing and Revising
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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 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.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Captain Kidd on Raritan Bay’ asks students to answer questions about the famous pirate named Captain William Kidd. 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, ‘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.

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 3

This graphic organiser, ‘ Circles of Life and Shakespeare’s Ghosthunter’ asks students to record the qualities and accomplishments of William Shakespeare and predict what plays he may have written if he had lived longer.

Famous Canadian People
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This profile, ‘Clara Hughes’, features important factual background information about the famous Canadian Olympian. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical and cultural awareness in an engaging manner, and could be used a prompt for further discussion or study about Canada.

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.

Kids News Activity
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Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity ‘Do Athletes Make Too Much Money’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about the incomes of athletes.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 8

This reading comprehension activity ‘Do Kids Look Up to Athletes Too Much?’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about the appropriateness of athletes as role models.

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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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.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘ Egyptian Leader Backs Off On Strict Controls’ reports on the Arab Spring protests in Egypt and the leader Mohamed Morsi.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Eliza Lucas Pinckney’, features a biographical text about America’s first important agriculturalist. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about character, cause and effect, validity, importance, drawing a conclusion, sequence, detail, and genre. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘England’s Future Monarch Born In 2013’ reports on the media and public interest in the lead up to the birth of a new royal baby.

Writing Prompt
No. of pages: 1

This writing prompt, ‘Everyday Heroes’ helps students to write about their hero. It encourages students to think about what life would be like without their hero and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Antarctica
No. of pages: 5

This article, ‘Antarctic Discovery: Exploring the End of the World’, provides information about the discovery of Antarctica. It is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness and includes colourful and engaging images.

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

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Gail Devers: The World’s Fastest Woman’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about the famous American runner Gail Devers. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to form opinions and think about the author’s purpose.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘General Tom Thumb’ 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, ‘Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!’ asks students to answer questions about a speech by Patrick Henry. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, make predictions, draw conclusions, form opinions and think about word meanings.

History for Kids
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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

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Great Escapes: Mary Bryant – Convict Escape’ explores how a female prisoner named Mary Bryant and her family fled the Australian penal colony and were recaptured in Southeast Asia. It provides factual information about the daring escape, complete with a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the text and is aimed …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Harriet Beecher Stowe’ asks students to answer questions about Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, make judgements, form opinions and think about personification as well as author purpose.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Helen Keller Facts or Opinions’ helps students distinguish facts from opinions after reading about Helen Keller.

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

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Historical Person: The Golden Girl’ features the great Australian Olympic running gold medallist Elizabeth (Betty) Cuthbert. It provides factual background information on the life of this Australian sporting legend and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Honour at Last’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about Henry Flipper.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Hot on Lewis and Clark’s Trail’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about two explorers who travelled across America.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Hot on Lewis and Clark’s Trail’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about two explorers who travelled across America.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Invitation to a Star’ helps students to write about which celebrity they would invite to their birthday party and what they would do. It encourages students to think about a much-admired person and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘It’s Outta There!’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about baseball.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension exemplar, ‘Jackie Cochran’ provides a model of a completed reading comprehension worksheet. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and draw conclusions.

Readers Theatre
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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.

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