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
☺ 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...”
THIS VERSION HAS LETTER-SIZE PAPER FOR USA
If you need A4 paper size click here: Mem Fox Her Characters and Books AUSTRALIAN VERSION
Need more activities for famous authors? Try these:
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!
Just what is a KinderLit book?
Click Here to receive a free download for an explanation of what a KinderLit book is, how to use it in your classroom, and what the benefits are of using one of our books! There’s even a link to our video on cutting squares into circles the KinderLit way!
Tips from KinderLit:
Like this book? Share with others!
Pin this book on Pinterest so others will find it! Start a new board for KinderLit books or add it to an existing board! Just click on the Pin It button on the left side of this page and share with others! Thank you.
Keep up with KinderLit!
Learn about our new products, sales, and discounts! Become a follower of KinderLit by clicking on the green star on any of our pages and receive email updates in your TPT inbox.
Leave feedback and receive TPT credit!
Did you know that you can build up TPT credit by leaving feedback on our products? You can submit feedback at the time of purchase or go to My Purchases for a list of what you have bought in the past. Next to each title is a Leave Feedback button. Click and leave a rating and comment to receive the credit. Go to TPT Credits to learn how to redeem your credits on future purchases!