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 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!
British English, suitable for Australian classrooms :)
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This pack is a complete time saver, with quick and easy worksheets just ready to print. Below is a summary of all resources:
Word studies are an integral part of understanding the text. In this novel study you'll find a page where students can list vocabulary words (with 18 must-know words listed for you, like: patriotic, reconnaissance, surreptitious); a vocabulary sentence building worksheet; a vocabulary graphic organiser where students explore synonyms, antonyms and define the word; and a vocabulary word search.
Questions that make the student think in fun-to-answer worksheet formats for all chapters (1-22) and epilogue. Answer key provided! Some question examples:
+ Why do you think Ellie needs to tell the story in chronological order?
+ 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?
+ Students can now fill in the "key facts" worksheet, detailing such things as genre, protagonists, tone and plot.
+ 20 extra comprehension and understanding questions await those who are eager.
+ A three-level reading guide (literal, inference, evaluation and application) worksheet tests students on their understanding of the text.
+ 8 essay topics designed for students to practice on before your own essay, or use the ideas for their assessment.
+ Quotes: Who said that? What does it mean? Why does it matter? Students build a bank of quotes to analyse throughout the novel. In another worksheet they explore the denotative and connotative meanings behind some important quotes.
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 with a character "first impressions" worksheet; document the characters and their behavioural traits (personality and motivation) with simple character profiles; analyse character relationships/connections with the character web; focus on specific characters and their coming-of-age; and compare and contrast character traits of Ellie, Homer, Lee, Fi, Robyn, Chris, Corrie and Kevin - all in attractive, single-sided worksheets! Easy differentiation for students!
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!
Plot Exploration - Plot Arc
Students can note down key thoughts, events and ideas of the story with the plot arc, not to mention summarising important chapters or analysing a specific event.
The learning has only just begun! Did they like the novel? Here's their chance to fill out a single-sided book review.
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