Download and print reading activities and writing task for the picture book, Meet Captain Cook. This a great way to integrate Australian history into Year 3 and 4 literacy blocks.
ABOUT 'MEET CAPTAIN COOK'
Captain James Cook was an explorer in the British Royal Navy. In 1768 Captain Cook and his crew on the HMB Endeavour set sail from England in search of new lands and scientific knowledge. Meet Captain Cook is the story of how Cook and his crew discovered the east coast of New Holland (Australia) on that voyage, and claimed it for the King of England.
(Please note: The book is not included in this download. It can be purchased here.)
Reading Comprehension Questions (2 pages)
King's Letter to Cook Rough Draft
King's Letter to Cook Display Copy
Meet Captain Cook Sequencing Activity
Job Description Writing Task
Interesting Vocabulary worksheet
Cause and Effect worksheet
Fact and Opinion worksheet
Y Chart: Looks like, sounds like, feels like
Colour Front Cover
Contains 14 pages in total.
Captain Cook's Dairy Excerpt Reading Comprehension
AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM LINKS:
Create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from students’ own and other cultures using visual features, for example perspective, distance and angle (ACELT1601)
Identify the point of view in a text and suggest alternative points of view (ACELY1675)
Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge ofcontext, text structures and language features (ACELY1680)
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print,and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1682)
Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbs (ACELA1484)
Sequence historical people and events (ACHHS065)
Understand differences between the language of opinion and feeling and the language of factual reporting or recording (ACELA1489)
Incorporate new vocabulary from a range of sources into students’ own texts including vocabulary encountered in research(ACELA1498)
Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analysing and evaluating texts (ACELY1692)
Identify characteristic features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text (ACELY1690)
Create literary texts that explore students’ own experiences and imagining (ACELT1607)
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts containing key information and supporting details for a widening range of audiences, demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features(ACELY1694)
Understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audience(ACELA1490)
The journey(s) of AT LEAST ONE world navigator, explorer or trader up to the late eighteenth century, including their contacts with other societies and any impacts. (ACHHK078)
Sequence historical people and events (ACHHS081)
Identify different points of view (ACHHS085)