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Possum Magic Reading and Writing Tasks

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K - 2nd, Homeschool
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Possum Magic is a great Australian picture story book. It has amazing illustrations of the wildlife and it makes strong connections with each State or Territory. As the characters’ travel around the country they eat some amazing Australian food.

Tasks include -

  • KWHL – two options to choose from. What do you know, want to know, how will you check the facts and record new learning
  • Beginning middle and end – draw pictures and add text underneath the INB page
  • Write a summary
  • Sequence – draw four pictures and add text
  • Writing in capitals – why do we do this?
  • Word Focus – what are new words to you?
  • Where did Hush visit? – track it on a map
  • Food we eat and compare to what a possum should eat
  • How to make Hush visible?
  • Draw part of the story add a description
  • Grandma Poss is - can – has
  • Text Connections
  • Animal Research
  • INB page for the Setting, Characters, Complications and Resolutions
  • DeBono’s Hats
  • Comparison of two characters
  • Character Traits
  • Word Splash about the book
  • Recount template x 2
  • What do you think the main idea is?
  • The saddest part of the story is…
  • Compare the beginning and the end
  • Change the ending
  • Add a new character to add value to the text
  • I see, I think, I wonder about the text
  • Persuade others to read the text
  • Make a list of animals that appear in the book
  • Be a designer – make a new cover
  • Write a conversation between two characters
  • Record the point of view of the characters
  • Draw the food Hush ate in each state or territory

Themes – Australian Picture Story Book, food, travel, Australian Animals

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38 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.


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