A unit plan for the Australian classic by James Aldridge.
When young Spit MacPhee comes to live with his grandfather, the people of the country town of St Helen fear for his future. Fyfe MacPhee is a crazy old man, and barefoot Spit has to fend for himself along the riverbank where they live. While some people feel that Spit can look after himself, others
believe he would be better cared for in a boy’s home and when old Fyfe dies after one of his ‘turns’ a fierce battle to decide Spit’s fate begins.
This unit contains comprehension/reading tasks, writing ideas, graphic organisers and art ideas.