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Tomorrow, When the War Began Novel Study Bundle

Jadyn Thone
Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
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75 pages + answer keys
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    75+ page novel study for Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden containing a variety of teaching materials that are ready to print! This pack is designed to deliver you content that you can immediately utilise in your classroom with ease: resources at your fingertips! Take the stress out of teaching!

    Choose between printing all student pages double-sided and stapled for students as a booklet (easy evidence of learning to be formally or summatively assessed), or printing individual worksheets, handouts and graphic organisers to help students scaffold their understanding of the text as you read the novel!

    British English, suitable for Australian classrooms :)

    Vocabulary Focus

    Word studies are an integral part of understanding the text. In resource you'll find pages where students explore must-know vocabulary words (eg: patriotic, reconnaissance, surreptitious) via a multitude of tasks including: synonyms and antonyms; define the words; sort words into categories; illustrate words; attribute words to characters, events in the plot and setting; find their own interesting words in the chapter; replace vocab words and practice writing sentences, paragraphs and dialogue. 10 words, of varying difficulty, including Aussie slang, have been chosen carefully from each of the 23 chapters of the novel, for a total of 230 vocabulary words!

    Chapter Questions

    Designed with novel study questions that task the students to think, write, draw and otherwise excite them about the text, this resource is one you can immediately utilise in your classroom with ease: over 100 chapter questions, individual student work tasks, self-paced activities, comprehension testing and even practice essay topics! Some question examples:

    • The author of this novel wrote the book in ________. Since then technology has significantly improved. In what ways has technology changed?
    • What does Corrie's choice in future career say about her character?
    • "Paradise of Hell" is an oxymoron in the traditional sense. Can you create an oxymoron to explain the conditions of Wirrawee?
    • What set of skills do these characters have that convince their parents that they can “go bush” independently? Write a list of at least 5 skills.

    Standalone Worksheets

    With 16 engaging stand-alone worksheet activities and detailed teacher notes to accompany the novel Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden, this jam-packed resource is a massive time-saver for the teacher looking for critical- and creative-thinking tasks for students. Including a scaffolded book cover analysis, key facts compendium, chapter summary display, main character traits, quote interpretation, theme identification, structured writing prompt, news paper article, point-of-view writing, student comprehension and understanding choice board, three-level questioning guide, practice essay questions, denotative vs connotative study, poetry prompt, maze, word search and crossword, you will not be disappointed!

    Character Study / Analysis

    Tomorrow, When the War Began follows the journey of Australian teenagers during an invasion – these characters undergo significant change in the novel and these character study worksheets seek to analyse the protagonists of the story. Dissect characters based on their first impressions; document behavioural traits (personality and motivation) with simple character profiles; analyse character relationships/connections via a character web; critically break-down events through character lenses; focus on specific characters and their coming-of-age; track character plot points; compile meaningful character quotes; compare and contrast character traits of Ellie, Homer, Lee, Fi, Robyn, Chris, Corrie and Kevin… ALL THIS AND MORE in 15 unique, attractive, single or double-sided worksheets!

    Roll the Dice Writing Prompt

    This Tomorrow, When the War Began Roll A Writing Prompt resource will get your students writing stories set in the universe of John Marsden’s invasion-torn countryside - which will definitely showcase their creativity! With over 7770 unique possible combinations, you could use this year after year and never get tired of the outcomes! Students roll a dice to decide the two characters in the story or scene, the location, their mission and the type of gear available. The stories your students write will be rich with imagination, for sure!




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    Total Pages
    75 pages + answer keys
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 month
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