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Literature Study - Lower Primary - Task Cards

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A set of 12 literature study task cards for lower primary students to use when analysing children’s literature.

This teaching resource is for use with picture book texts in the classroom.

The set contains 12 cards, in six colour-coded categories, exploring:

  • setting
  • character
  • plot
  • language devices and
  • illustrations.

Use these classroom task cards to help students comprehend classic and contemporary children’s literature.

You may like to print out these cards and laminate them for your students to choose from. These activities can be completed in groups or as a whole class activity.

Read more about our Literature Study Task Cards over on the Chalkboard blog!

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELT1578

    Identify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a textElaborationsidentifying some features of culture related to characters and events in literary texts, for example dress, food and daily routines (Skills: Lite...

  • ACELT1581

    Discuss how authors create characters using language and imagesElaborationsidentifying similarities between texts from different cultural traditions, for example representations of dragons in traditional European and Asian texts (Skills: Literacy, Cr...

  • ACELT1582

    Discuss characters and events in a range of literary texts and share personal responses to these texts, making connections with students' own experiencesElaborationsdiscussing characters from books and films and whether these are life-like or imagina...

  • ACELT1584

    Discuss features of plot, character and setting in different types of literature and explore some features of characters in different textsElaborationsexamining different types of literature including traditional tales, humorous stories and poetry (...

  • ACELT1587

    Discuss how depictions of characters in print, sound and images reflect the contexts in which they were createdElaborationsexploring iconography of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Inte...

  • ACELT1589

    Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between textsElaborationsdiscussing each others’ preferences for stories set in familiar or unfamiliar worlds, or about people whose lives are like or unlike their own (Skills: Litera...

  • ACELT1591

    Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different waysElaborationsdescribing features of text settings including time, colours used to portray year, season, and place (count...

  • ACELT1594

    Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authors’ reasonsElaborationsreading texts in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children/young people are the central character...

  • ACELT1596

    Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with othersElaborationsdiscussing relevant prior knowledge and past experiences to make meaningful connections to the people, places, events, issues and ideas ...

  • ACELT1599

    Discuss how language is used to describe the settings in texts, and explore how the settings shape the events and influence the mood of the narrativeElaborationsidentifying and discussing the use of descriptive adjectives (‘in the middle of a va...

  • ACELT1601

    Create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from students’ own and other cultures using visual features, for example perspective, distance and angleElaborationsdrawing on literary texts read, viewed and listened to for insp...

  • ACELT1783

    Share feelings and thoughts about the events and characters in textsElaborationstalking about stories and authors, choosing favourites, discussing how students feel about what happens in stories (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Pers...

  • ACELT1592

    Identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songsElaborationsexploring poems, chants, rhymes or songs from different cultures which class members may bring from home (Skills: Literacy, Numera...

  • ACELT1600

    Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and proseElaborationsidentifying the effect of imagery in texts, for example the use of ...

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These are so helpful wether you are at home or at school you always have them beside you.

Chloe Heath · Apr 16th, 2020

Great to hear how you’re using them, Chloe! Thanks for your comment.

Bronwyn · Apr 18th, 2020

these lower primary literacy task cards are going to be a great help to the ASD students that I work with who just need a visual prompt to get their reviews of a story or piece of text started. They will also be of help to those students who need that little bit extra support during this type of lesson.

Christine Masterson · Apr 17th, 2019

Hi Christine,
Thank you for your lovely comment. I am so glad you are enjoying our resources.

Kristian · Apr 23rd, 2019

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