Where the Forest Meets the Sea Literacy Activities

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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  1. Use these literacy packs to help guide your students through an exploration of fictional literature. Your students will learn the skills of critical thinking through QAR (Question and Response) comprehension activities, retells and story sequencing and much more.These book companion packs are perfec
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Inspired by the text Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker, this pack contains reading comprehension sheets using the QAR (Question and Response) reading strategy to walk students through the text. Vocabulary cards assist students to explore keywords and craft sheets help students explore visual comprehension. Comes with a story retell slider to assist younger students to retell the story.

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PLEASE NOTE: the text from the book/whole book as a download is NOT included in this pack due to copyright restrictions. You can purchase the book from any good bookshop or your school library will have a copy. This download is an accompaniment to the book, you will need to have read or currently be reading this book with your students before starting these activities.

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In this easy to use pack you will find:

  • Rainforest posters and colour page
  • Sequence the story sheet (story retell: write and draw)
  • 16 Vocabulary Cards (use as vocabulary cards or post on the board as you read the text and come across that word in the sentence)
  • 2 Colouring pages
  • Cut and Paste Collage Pictures
  • Venn Diagram (Rainforest then and now)
  • Rainforest Senses Sheet
  • Butterfly senses vocab sheets
  • Sea Senses Sheet
  • 10 QAR Reading Comprehension Sheets levelled from easy to hard
  • Story Slider Retell Activity

Aligned with Australian Curriculum

Foundation Year English

Understand that texts can take many forms, can be very short (for example an exit sign) or quite long (for example an information book or a film) and that stories and informative texts have different purposes (ACELA1430)

Understand concepts about print and screen, including how books, film and simple digital texts work, and know some features of print, for example directionality (ACELA1433)

Explore the different contribution of words and images to meaning in stories and informative texts (ACELA1786)

Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to students’ own experiences (ACELT1575)

Respond to texts, identifying favourite stories, authors and illustrators (ACELT1577)

Share feelings and thoughts about the events and characters in texts (ACELT1783)

Identify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a text (ACELT1578)

Retell familiar literary texts through performance, use of illustrations and images (ACELT1580)

Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently (ACELY1650 

Foundation Year HASS

Reflect on learning to propose how to care for places and sites that are important or significant (ACHASSI009)

Draw simple conclusions based on discussions, observations and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps (ACHASSI008)



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).


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