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Literature Task Cards

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A set of 30 literature tasks to assist your students with examining and responding to literature.

Use this set of 30 literature task cards to encourage your students to engage with and respond to literature. The tasks have been specifically designed to be used in conjunction with any literary text.

There are five literature tasks for each of the following categories:

  • plot
  • setting
  • characters
  • comprehension
  • vocabulary
  • reflection.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • ACELT1614

    Analyse and evaluate similarities and differences in texts on similar topics, themes or plotsElaborationsexploring texts on a similar topic by authors with very different styles, for example comparing fantasy quest novels or realistic novels on a spe...

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Love the flexibility of these task cards. Would it be possible to make a version without the pictures to make it more appealing for older/secondary students?

Alison Ireland · Feb 20th, 2019

Hi Alison,

Thanks for your suggestion.

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Please let me know if you have any further questions, I’m more than happy to help.

Kind regards,
Kristian

Kristian · Feb 22nd, 2019

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