Riding the Black Cockatoo by John Danalis
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A pack of information with accompanying fact sheets to fill in about Australia. Ideal for getting students to think about the context of the text.
This resource encourages students to explore the different journeys taken in the text and focuses on John's journey with an emotion graph.
Like a walkabout, but rather than a stint in the wilderness, it's more of an extended visit to the library! Provides a list of books, art and music as a starting point for exploring the context of the text.
Totems and titles
A resource to explore the significance of the totems motif in the text.
Looking at language in Chapter 8
Encourage students to identify features of language in Chapter 8 with this whizzy matching activity.
Themes in the novel
A step-by-step approach to preparing for theme-based essays for English Literature. Includes tasks for individuals, pairs and small groups. (Written with Higher tier students in mind.)
Piece together the PEE structures
A resource to encourage students to write PEE paragraphs, whilst looking at the effects of language in Chapter 8.
Other resource collections
Brackets and dashes
Grammar - sentence construction
Point of view
Creative writing (KS3)
Poetic devices puzzle