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This short nonfiction text, ‘O: Owl’ provides factual information about the Australian animal the Owl.

Australia's Capital City
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This article, ‘Our Coat of Arms’ provides students with factual information about the history behind the Australian coat of arms and includes examples of how and where it is displayed today. It also features profiles of the emu and the kangaroo and explains their significance to the Australian coat of arms. This is a great …More

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This short nonfiction text, ‘P: Platypus’ provides factual information about the Australian animal the Platypus.

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This article, ‘Palm Cockatoo’ provides information about the physical characteristics, habits, habitat, diet and some special abilities of the palm cockatoo. It also introduces students to various terms relating to the palm cockatoo’s physical features and its food. The text is supported by colourful and engaging photographs.

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This article, ‘Platypus’, provides information about the physical characteristics, habits, habitat and life cycle of the platypus. It also introduces students to various terms relating to the platypus’s physical features. The text is supported by colourful and engaging photographs and illustrations.

Sea Creatures
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This article, ‘Port Jackson Shark’, provides information about the physical characteristics, behaviour, habitat, diet and life cycle of this shark. A quick reference fact file includes scientific name and IUCN status. The text is accompanied by a large illustration of the shark.

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This article, ‘Prehistoric Creatures’ provides information about two species of crocodiles including their physical characteristics, habits, habitat, hunting methods and special abilities. It also introduces students to various terms relating to the crocodiles’ physical features and habitat. The text is supported by colourful and engaging photographs.

Snakes
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This article, ‘Pythons’ provides information about the two species of python as well as general information about pythons’ physical characteristics, habits, habitat and life cycle. It also introduces students to various terms relating to pythons’ hunting habits. The text, includes a brief ‘fact file’ of statistics and is supported by several photographs.

Australian Animals
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This short nonfiction text, ‘Q: Quokka’ provides factual information about the Australian animal the Quokka.

Australian Animals
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This short nonfiction text, ‘R: Ringtail Possum’ provides factual information about the Australian animal the Ringtail Possum.

Snakes
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This article, ‘Red-bellied Black Snake’ provides information about the identifying features and other physical characteristics of the red-bellied black snake as well as its adaptability and its habits, habitat and diet. It also introduces students to various terms relating to the snake’s features. The text includes a brief ‘fact file’ of statistics and is supported …More

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This short nonfiction text, ‘S: Sugar Glider’ provides factual information about the Australian animal the Sugar Glider.

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This article, ‘Satin Bowerbird’ provides information about the physical characteristics, habitat, habits and special abilities of the satin bowerbird. It also introduces students to various terms relating to the satin bowerbird’s special abilities. The text is supported by colourful and engaging photographs.

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This article, ‘Scary Lizards’ provides information about two species of Australian lizards including their physical characteristics, habitats and defence habits. It also introduces students to various terms relating to the lizards’ physical features and habitat. The text is supported by colourful and engaging photographs.

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This article, ‘Southern Cassowary’ provides information about the physical characteristics, habits, habitat, diet and life cycle of the southern cassowary. It also introduces students to various terms relating to the cassowary’s physical features and habitat. The text is supported by colourful and engaging photographs.

Celebrating National Days
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This worksheet, ‘Story Map of Are We There Yet?’ is a great resource to model the structure of a narrative using the book, Are We There Yet?. Students are prompted to identify the author, the main characters, the setting, main events, problem and solution. This blank scaffold can be used during a whole class pre-writing …More

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This worksheet, ‘Story Map of Diary of a Wombat’ is a great resource to model the structure of a narrative using the book, Diary of A Wombat. Students are prompted to identify the author, the main characters, the setting, main events, problem and solution. This blank scaffold can be used during a whole class pre-writing …More

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This worksheet, ‘Story Predictions: Are We There Yet?’ is an effective scaffold to prompt analytical discussions about the book, Are We There Yet?. Predicting the story and looking for clues within the cover or first few pages of the text is an essential reading skill for all students. This scaffold encourages students to justify their …More

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This worksheet, ‘Story Predictions: Edward the Emu’ is an effective scaffold to prompt analytical discussions about the book, Edward the Emu. Predicting the story and looking for clues within the cover or first few pages of the text is an essential reading skill for all students. This scaffold encourages students to justify their predictions and …More

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This worksheet, ‘Story Structure of Diary of a Wombat’ is a great resource to model the structure of a narrative. Students are prompted to identify and expand on the events of three of the days in the story. This is a fun and simple comprehension activity that can be differentiated for ability levels and used …More

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This article, ‘Superb Lyrebird’ provides information about the physical characteristics, habits, habitat and special abilities of the superb lyrebird. It also introduces students to various terms relating to the lyrebird’s physical features and habits. The text is supported by colourful and engaging photographs.

Australian Animals
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This short nonfiction text, ‘T: Tasmanian Devil’ provides factual information about the Australian animal the Tasmanian Devil.

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This article, ‘Tasmanian Devil’ provides information about the physical characteristics, habits, habitat and diet of the Tasmanian devil. It also introduces students to various terms relating to the echidna’s physical features. The text is supported by colourful and engaging photographs.

Insects
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This article, ‘The Australian Honeybee’, provides information about the behaviour, habitat and life cycle of the honeybee. It focuses on the bee’s close association with its habitat. The text is supported by several illustrations.

Animals
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This article, ‘The Noisiest Insects’ provides information about the physical characteristics, habits, habitat, life cycle, prey and special abilities of several species of cicada. It also introduces students to various terms relating to the cicadas’ physical features and life cycle. The text is supported by colourful and engaging photographs.

Australian Animals
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This short nonfiction text, ‘U: Ulysses Butterfly’ provides factual information about the Australian animal the Ulysses Butterfly.

Australian Animals
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This short nonfiction text, ‘V: Velvet Gecko’ provides factual information about the Australian animal the Velvet Gecko.

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This short nonfiction text, ‘W: Wombat’ provides factual information about the Australian animal the Wombat.

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This short nonfiction text, ‘X: eXtinct’ provides factual information about extinct animals, looking closely at the Tasmanian Tiger.

Australian Animals
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This short nonfiction text, ‘Y: Yabby’ provides factual information about the Australian animal the Yabby.

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This short nonfiction text, ‘Z: Zebra Finch’ provides factual information about the Australian animal the Zebra Finch.

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