Reading comprehension and higher order thinking activities using the picture book, "ANZAC Ted" by Belinda Landsberry.
Preview the resource on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0UkpbsRfmE
Please note that you will need a copy of the picture book to best use this resource.
If you are looking for "busy work" or colouring in sheets, then this is not the TPT store for you :) I aim to develop resources that are hands-on, engaging and extend children's thinking. If worksheets are included, they are usually to scaffold children's thinking. Having said that, most resources are "low-prep". To reduce costs, many of the hands-on resources are in colour so that only one copy needs to be printed and laminated for durability over a number of years, instead of having to photocopy multiple copies for individual students.
This resource uses Australian spelling, as it is using an Australian picture book to introduce concepts around ANZAC Day.
The 70 pages include:
Making connections – text-to-text; text-to-self; text-to-world
Character traits – using text evidence
Retelling –graphic organisers and interactive notebook activity
Text structure – summarising; beginning, middle, end and story message
Word study – definitions and synonyms; thinking maps
ANZAC Ted Rhyming words game
Matching adjectives and nouns activity
ANZAC Day and ANZAC Ted vocabulary word walls
Writing; acrostic poem; narrative writing papers
Art activities: making poppies; poppy wreaths; “ANZAC Ted” display outline/template
Bookmarks to celebrate reading
ANZAC Ode posters
You may also be interested in my ANZAC Day bundle based on three picture books involving dogs in World War 1. Read about this resource and view a video preview of it here:
The three picture books are:
"The ANZAC Puppy" by Peter Miller
"The Red Poppy" by David Hill
"Caesar the ANZAC Dog" by Patricia Stroud
This bundle can be viewed or purchased here:
All resources are for personal/classroom use only and are not to be distributed further. Multiple licenses are now available at TpT for half price. No sharing of this resource is permitted through email, photocopying, internet groups/blogs, offline groups, school district or regional websites/servers,discussion lists, school websites/servers, or personal websites.