Readers Theatre
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No. of pages: 9

This Readers Theatre activity, ‘All About Oceans’ encourages students to use prior knowledge and experience to comprehend and respond to new information found in text. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 7 readers.

Vocabulary
No. of pages: 1

This vocabulary activity, ‘Animal Homes’ supports vocabulary development by encouraging students to identify the correct animal words in context.

Animal Homes
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Animal Homes: Australia’s Alpine Regions’, describes different animals that live in Australia’s alpine regions. It provides factual information about these animals and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Animal Homes
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Animal Homes: Australian Deserts’, describes different animals that live in Australian deserts. It provides factual information about these animals and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Animal Homes
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Animal Homes: Billabongs’, describes different types of animals that make their homes in billabongs. It provides factual information about these animals and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Animal Homes
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Animal Homes: Cities and Suburbs’, describes different types of animals that make their homes in cities and suburbs. It provides factual information about these animals and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Animal Homes
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Animal Homes: Coasts’, describes different types of animals that make their homes on coasts. It provides factual information about these animals and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 2

This graphic organiser, ‘Cycles’ helps students to record valuable information from an experiment or display.

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 2

This graphic organiser, ‘Cycles Comic Strip’ helps students to record valuable information from their experiments or displays.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 8

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Delaware Water Gap’ asks students to answer questions about the different animals found throughout the Delaware Water Gap in the United States. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and think about word meanings and author purpose.

Readers Theatre
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No. of pages: 8

This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Desert Dwelling’ encourages students to organise information to identify the main idea and supporting details. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 2

This graphic organiser, ‘Ecosystem Web’ helps students to connect relationships between organisms in a useful way.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 3

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Forests’ asks students to answer questions about forests and forest fires. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about author purpose.

Sequencing Activities
No. of pages: 2

This sequencing activity, ‘ Frog Life Cycle’ develops comprehension through sequencing images about a frog’s life cycle from egg to adult.

Readers Theatre
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No. of pages: 7

This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Frogs’ 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: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Frogs’ asks students to answer questions about frogs and tadpoles. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to look critically at words in order to ascertain their particular meaning in context. It also encourages students to recall information.

Animal Homes
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Animal Homes: Grasslands’, describes different animals that live in grasslands. It provides factual information about these animals and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Animal Homes
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Animal Homes: Habitats’, describes different places animals make their homes. It provides factual information about animal habitats and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Australian Animals
No. of pages: 2

This article, ‘All About Australian Animals: How a Joey Grows’, describes the different stages of a baby kangaroo’s growth. It provides factual information about a joey’s development and features colourful and engaging photographs.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘In the Desert’ asks students to answer questions about different kinds of deserts. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and make predictions.

Readers Theatre
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No. of pages: 7

This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Learn About Ducks’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Oral Language Photo Activity
No. of pages: 2

This oral language photo activity ‘Bird Nests’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

Oral Language Photo Activity
No. of pages: 2

This oral language photo activity ‘Birds with Hanging Nest’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

Oral Language Photo Activity
No. of pages: 2

This oral language photo activity ‘Termites and Nests’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

Insects
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Insects: The Life Cycle of a Butterfly’, describes the different stages of a butterfly’s life. It provides factual information about each phase of a butterfly’s life and includes colourful and engaging images.

Editing and Revising
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No. of pages: 4

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

Sequencing Activities
No. of pages: 2

This sequencing activity, ‘Metamorphosis’ develops comprehension through sequencing images about the process of metamorphosis of a butterfly.

Animal Homes
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Animal Homes: Mobile Homes’, profiles animals that carry their homes around with them. It provides factual information about these animals and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 3

This graphic organiser, ‘Mountain Ranges and a Geographic Quilt’ helps students apply what they know about mountain ranges.

Australian Habitats
No. of pages: 2

This article, ‘On the Billabong’, describes creatures that live on tropical billabongs. It includes illustrations of these creatures and encourages students to match the name of the creature with the illustration.

Readers Theatre
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No. of pages: 7

This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Pumpkins’ encourages students to use prior knowledge and experience to understand and respond to new information. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Animal Homes
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Animal Homes: Rainforests’, describes different animals that live in rainforests. It provides factual information about these animals and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Sequencing Activities
No. of pages: 2

This sequencing activity, ‘Seeds to Fruit’ develops comprehension through sequencing images about a plant’s life cycle from seed to fruit.

Readers Theatre
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No. of pages: 6

This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Springtime’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Antarctica
No. of pages: 2

This article, ‘Antarctica: Strange Life in the Cold’, profiles some of the plants and animals that live in Antarctica. It provides factual information about life on Antarctica and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Readers Theatre
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No. of pages: 6

This Readers Theatre activity, ‘The Alaskan Wilderness’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information given in the text. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 7 readers.

Editing and Revising
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No. of pages: 4

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

Animal Homes
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Animal Homes: The Australian Bush’, describes different animals that live in the Australian bush. It provides factual information about these animals and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Reptiles
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Reptiles: The Circle of Life’, describes the different stages of a sea turtle’s life. It provides factual information about each stage and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 9

This reading comprehension activity, ‘The Everglades Forever?’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about The Everglades in America.

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 3

This graphic organiser, ‘The Field Ecosystem Web’ helps students to learn about the ecosystem of a field and then create food webs that so how the animals and plants rely on one another for survival.

Readers Theatre
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No. of pages: 6

This Readers Theatre activity, ‘The Mountain Lion’ 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.

Animal Homes
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Animal Homes: Underwater Homes’, describes different types of animals that live under water. It provides factual information about underwater animals and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Wetland: More Than Just a Swamp’ asks students to answer questions about different kinds of wetlands. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about homophones.

Animal Homes
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Animal Homes: Wetlands’, describes different animals that live in wetlands. It provides factual information about these animals and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Readers Theatre
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No. of pages: 6

This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Where Did the Dinosaurs Go?’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Birds
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Birds: Where Do Birds Live?’, describes different places birds make their homes. It provides factual information about birds and their habitats and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Australian Animals
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Australian Animals: Where Do They Live?’, illustrates the habitats of different Australian animals. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of Australian animals and features colourful and engaging photographs.

Macquarie Island
No. of pages: 3

This article, ‘Macquarie Island: Wild Refuge’, provides information about Australia’s Macquarie Island. It is aimed at broadening students’ geographical awareness and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

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