Mem Fox Her Characters and Books USA VERSION

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF (75 pages)
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Enhance your study of Mem Fox and Australia with this student-made book and writing journals. By creating their own collage books, your students will appreciate Ms. Fox, the animals she writes about, and the country she is from. There are 11 pages for the student books, each from one of her famous books:

☺ Possum Magic

☺ Hattie and the Fox

☺ K oala Lou

☺ Zoo-Looking

☺ Tough Boris

☺ The Magic Hat

☺ Where Is the Green Sheep?

☺ Sleepy Bears

☺ I’m Australian Too

☺ Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug (Included is a page for Yoo-Hoo, Ladybird)

☺ Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

We provide you with full directions for the collages as well as a photo page showing the finished pages of a student book.

Included are three versions of Mem Fox writing journals to use along with the collage books or during your writing workshop time. In version 1, “Three Facts,” the children list 3 facts they have learned about the characters. This is a great beginning writer journal! Version 2, “My Story,” asks the children to write a narrative about what they know about the characters. And in version 3, “I Would,” the children are able to use their imagination and creativity to explain what they would do as one of the characters. For example: If I were invisible like Hush, I would...”


If you need A4 paper size click here: Mem Fox Her Characters and Books AUSTRALIAN VERSION

Need more activities for famous authors? Try these:

A Caterpillar, A Spider, A Ladybug and More From Eric Carle

Jan Brett

Mercer Mayer

Ezra Jack Keats

Leo Lionni

Your students can create their own copies of this book!

Included are all the reproducible blackline masters, full directions, and a color photo page showing the completed pages of the book.

The children create a page a day, using the collage technique. The students follow directions to create the illustration out of construction paper. Included are the complete cutting directions for making circles and ovals from squares and rectangles by trimming off the corners. All you do is cut squares and rectangles on your paper cutter for the pages. The rest is up to the children! Very little teacher time for prepping and no patterns or tracers to create! 

There is at least one word on each page for the students to write. We sound the word out together as a class and then the children can copy it from the board or try sounding it out themselves. 

When we are finished with the book, we use it at our reading station in place of the published books from our reading program before sending the books home. The teacher's copy can be laminated and placed in the class library for the children to read over and over during the year. The children love using their own books and take great pride in them!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.


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