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Literature Study - Upper Primary - Task Cards

PDF | 7 pages|Grades: 3 - 6

A set of 14 literature study task cards for upper 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 14 cards, in six colour-coded categories, exploring:

  • setting
  • character
  • plot
  • language devices
  • illustrations
  • text structure and
  • vocabulary.

Use these 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

  • ACELT1605

    Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers’ interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tensionElaborationsexamining the author’s description of a c...

  • ACELT1608

    Identify aspects of literary texts that convey details or information about particular social, cultural and historical contextsElaborationsdescribing how aspects of literature, for example visuals, symbolic elements, dialogue and character descriptio...

  • ACELT1609

    Present a point of view about particular literary texts using appropriate metalanguage, and reflecting on the viewpoints of othersElaborationsposing and discussing questions, such as ‘Should this character have behaved as they did?’, and be...

  • ACELT1612

    Create literary texts using realistic and fantasy settings and characters that draw on the worlds represented in texts students have experiencedElaborationsusing texts with computer-based graphics, animation and 2D qualities, consider how and why par...

  • ACELT1613

    Make connections between students’ own experiences and those of characters and events represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contextsElaborationsrecognising the influence our different historical, social and cu...

  • ACELT1604

    Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features of literary textsElaborationsexamining the author’s description of a character’s appearance, behaviour and speech and noting how the character’s d...

  • ACELT1606

    Understand, interpret and experiment with a range of devices and deliberate word play in poetry and other literary texts, for example nonsense words, spoonerisms, neologisms and punsElaborationsdefining spoonerisms, neologisms and puns and exploring ...

  • ACELT1795

    Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features on particular audiencesElaborationsorally, in writing or using digital media, giving a considered interpretation and opinion about a literary text, recognising t...

  • ACELT1611

    Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odesElaborationsdiscussing how figurative language including simile and metaphor can ...

  • ACELT1798

    Create literary texts that experiment with structures, ideas and stylistic features of selected authorsElaborationsdrawing upon fiction elements in a range of model texts - for example main idea, characterisation, setting (time and place), narrative ...

  • ACELT1615

    Identify and explain how choices in language, for example modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different textsElaborationsnoting how degrees of possibility are opened up through the use of modal verbs (for examp...

  • ACELT1617

    Identify the relationship between words, sounds, imagery and language patterns in narratives and poetry such as ballads, limericks and free verseElaborationsidentifying how language choice and imagery build emotional connection and engagement with th...

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