This Readers Theatre activity, ‘World War 2’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 4 readers.
This short nonfiction text ‘Gallipoli Timeline’ features important factual background information, events and dates relating to the Gallipoli campaign. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical awareness of the ANZACs’ contribution to the Allied campaign against the Ottoman Empire.
This history article, ‘Great Escapes: Gallipoli Escape’ features the clever invention of the drip rifle, which enabled the Australian and New Zealand soldiers to fool their Turkish enemy and successfully evacuate from Gallipoli. It provides factual information about the escape from Gallipoli, complete with a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the text and …More
This Writing Task worksheet, ‘Proposal for Your Invention’, features instructions for students to create an original essay about an unusual and ambitious project. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Suggested topics include transporting ice to irrigate deserts, cloning cells, and colonising Mars.
This graphic organiser, ‘Reporting the Battle’ helps students to arrange and apply what they learn about battles and warfare.
This graphic organiser, ‘Revolutionary War and the Timeline’ asks students to place events from the revolutionary war in chronological order on a timeline.
This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Soaring Women’, features two biographical texts, one about the American pilot Jacqueline Cochrane and the other about the American astronaut Sally Ride and the Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tareshkova. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the texts and includes questions about reasoning, making a judgment, drawing a …More
This Readers Theatre activity, ‘World War 1’ encourages students to make, confirm and revise predictions about a text. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 4 readers.