"Gary" by Leila Rudge is shortlisted for the 2017 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards - Early Childhood Book of the Year.
This picture book is about Gary, a racing pigeon, and his adventures when he becomes lost in the city.
This 50 page teacher resource includes higher order reading comprehension activities to support the picture book. A copy of the picture book is not included with this resource and would be required. Please note that this is an Australian picture book, so this resource is in Australian spelling only.
The resource includes the following activities, custom-designed for this picture book:
Gary - Character Traits
Questioning – 5W and 1H
de Bono’s thinking hats
Word work - vocabulary development and synonyms
4H reading strategy – posters, bookmarks, question sort
KWL - pigeons
Pigeons – True, Maybe, False
Writing activities – Lost Posters, Postcards from Gary, Newspaper reports, Speech bubbles (first and second-hand accounts)
Interactive Notebook Pages
- Facts about pigeons
- Persuasive texts
City recounts and descriptions
Companion Texts for Text Sets to support "Gary" by Leila Rudge
Maze - help Gary find his way back to the racing pigeons in the loft.
You may also be interested in these other reading comprehension resources to support other Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) shortlisted and winning titles:
"Chip" by Kylie Howarth
"The Cow Tripped Over the Moon" by Tony Wilson
"Thelma the Unicorn" by Aaron Blabey
"My Two Blankets" by Irena Kobald
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