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Literature Lab:  The Rabbits - Guided Writing Task Worksheet

Literature Lab: The Rabbits - Guided Writing Task Worksheet

This complete lesson for STUDENTS 13-14 years includes a 2-page handout and detailed teacher instructions. Students compose a structured, critical essay based on the award winning picture book The Rabbits, by John Marsden and Shaun Tan. This resource is part of The Rabbits: Complete 8-Week Program Value Bundle. www.literature-lab.com

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Literature Lab:  The Rabbits - Narrative Analysis Worksheet

Literature Lab: The Rabbits - Narrative Analysis Worksheet

This complete lesson for STUDENTS 13-14 years includes a printable handout and detailed teacher instructions. Students explore the narrative structure and literary techniques used in the award winning picture book The Rabbits, by John Marsden and Shaun Tan. This resource is part of The Rabbits: Complete 8-Week Program Value Bundle. www.literature-lab.com

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Literature Lab:  The Rabbits - Front Cover Analysis Worksheet

Literature Lab: The Rabbits - Front Cover Analysis Worksheet

This complete lesson for STUDENTS 13-14 years includes a printable handout and detailed teacher instructions. Students analyse the front cover of the award winning picture book The Rabbits, by John Marsden and Shaun Tan. This resource is part of our The Rabbits: Complete 8-Week Program Value Bundle. www.literature-lab.com

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Literature Lab:  The Rabbits - Complete 8-Week Program Value Bundle

Literature Lab: The Rabbits - Complete 8-Week Program Value Bundle

The Rabbits by John Marsden & Shaun Tan is an award-winning and convention defying picture book describing the colonisation of Australia from the Aboriginal perspective. For STUDENTS 13-14 years. This massive 21 page unit includes a comprehensive 8-page program outline AND 4 lessons with handouts (Analysing Visual Techniques, Front Cover Analysis, Narrative Analysis & Guided Writing Task). www.literature-lab.com

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Literature Lab:  The Rabbits - Analysing Visual Techniques Worksheet

Literature Lab: The Rabbits - Analysing Visual Techniques Worksheet

This complete lesson for STUDENTS 13-14 years includes a 2-page handout and detailed teacher instructions. Students explore visual techniques used in the award winning picture book The Rabbits, by John Marsden and Shaun Tan. This resource is part of our The Rabbits: Complete 8-Week Program Value Bundle. www.literature-lab.com

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The Adventures of Sajo and her Beaver People Reading Comprehension

The Adventures of Sajo and her Beaver People Reading Comprehension

In this Canadian classic, you will read about an Ojibwa brother and sister, 11-year old Sajo and 14-year-old Shapian, and their adorable pet beavers, Chilawee and Chikanee. One spring day, Sajo's father rescues two baby beavers from an otter attack and brings them home to their village. After one of the beavers must be traded for food, Sajo and Shapian set off to see if they can buy him back. Travelling by canoe and by train, they face various challenges on their trip to the City. They employ skills they have learned from their Ojibwa elders, and are also helped by a Missionary, American tourists, and an Irish policeman. Written in the style of old-fashioned classics like ‘Heidi’, this original tale by the renowned British-Canadian conservationist known as ‘Grey Owl’ is both informative and touching. Rich and reportedly accurate descriptions of the Eastern Canadian wilderness provide the backdrop to a story of caring people who triumph in their efforts to reunite two baby beavers with their family. Illustrations by the author provide added entertainment, as well as a glossary of Ojibwa terms. The book is divided into 23 chapters. Write your own definitions, answer reading comprehension questions, and research 22 topics (ranging from how otters and beavers hunt and eat, to how elevators and steamboats work). For each of these activities, you may go into great detail, or just scratch the surface – the material is adaptable to different students. Enjoy a trip into the past with a sincere story-teller and lovable characters! Research topics: Jacques Cartier, Ojibwa tea, beaver dams and lodges, how otters hunt, feeding human food to wildlife, Ojibwa/European trade, what beavers eat in the wild, what instinct is, the Hudson’s Bay Company, birch bark canoes, what ‘portage’ means, forest fires, steamboats, who are the Ojibwa, Native American spiritual beliefs, animals in zoos versus in the wild, travelling by train in Canada (in the past), how elevators work, the importance of saying thank you, what bannock is, autumn around the world, how dangerous wolves really are. Bonus! This title includes a set of Canadian Wilderness themed notebooking pages.

By canadianwinter

The Education of Little Tree Reading Comprehension

The Education of Little Tree Reading Comprehension

‘Gramma said when you come on something good, first thing to do is share it with whoever you can find; that way, the good spreads out where no telling it will go. Which is right.’ Little Tree narrates his own story, the tale of a unique upbringing in the near-wilderness in the 1930’s with his Cherokee grandparents as loving teachers. ‘The Education of Little Tree’ by Forrest Carter is a book that many readers turn to again and again. It is suitable for students age 11 and up who are ready to read about a time and lifestyle that differ from their own, and are able to take an interest in larger, challenging themes of life (the passage of time, spiritual beliefs, the natural world, money and government affairs, history, etc.) This eBook contains reading comprehension sheets to go with the novel. (Still protected by copyright, the book must be purchased or borrowed separately.) For each chapter there are three short assignments: 1) to summarize a lesson learned from the chapter 2) to examine the language used in the chapter 3) to explain how a suggested ‘main theme’ is relevant to the chapter. WARNING: The story does not paint a flattering picture of the Christian religion, and students who are Christian should be prepared; parents should read the book first, to be sure that their student is ready for this material. It also contains swear words and references to drinking alcohol, among other mature themes. The novel is presented as an autobiography, but it is a work of fiction.

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Aboriginal Story-Wayamba the Turtle

Aboriginal Story-Wayamba the Turtle

This Aboriginal story (language group unknown) is a creation story about turtles. It is in PowerPoint format. Use this story to provide an Aboriginal perspective in literacy. The title slide references the source of the story. The final slide provides a link to an animated version of the story of Wayamba (Wayambeh). Compare representations of the story. Ask students to make their own representation.

By martinesmith81

Dreamtime Stories Class Activities

Dreamtime Stories Class Activities

Class Activity for Years 6/7 and 8 - Requires computers or Ipads Activity in 3 parts Part 1: Students are asked to read 2 Dreamtime stories and answer 5 questions on each. Students are provided with 2 excellent websites to use for their research. Part 2 : Students are led through an explanation of Aboriginal Art Symbols, looking specifically at how water and rain is represented in 2 Aboriginal artworks. Students answer questions about the works and construct their own symbols for water elements. Part 3 : Students will write their own dreamtime story and illustrate. Students are provided with a 4 step process for developing a dreamtime story and image. 10 Page Document.

By teen91113

Creating an Australian Aboriginal style 'Dot' painting in Microsoft Word

Creating an Australian Aboriginal style 'Dot' painting in Microsoft Word

Instructions for creating an Australian Aboriginal style 'Dot' painting using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word. This resource will assist middle school art teachers in fulfilling the mandatory programming requirements in Visual Arts to do with both the study of Indigenous Australian Art and the use of Computing Technologies in Visual Arts (Australian Curriculum). It can be presented as a hand out for self-paced learning or kept by the teacher as a resource for guided instruction. The sample image in pdf format for digital display is also included. Please complete a review of this resource if you have found it useful.

By kellyocs