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:
NSW Curriculum alignment
Thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts
Responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own
Identifies and considers how different viewpoints of their world, including aspects of culture, are represented in texts
Victorian Curriculum alignment
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 narrative
Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readersâ€™ interest by using various techniques
Analyse and evaluate similarities and differences in texts on similar topics, themes or plots
Australian Curriculum alignment
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 (âin the middle of a va...
Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readersâ interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tensionElaborationsexamining the authorâs description of a c...
Present a point of view about particular literary texts using appropriate metalanguage, and reflecting on the viewpoints of others Elaborations posing and discussing questions, such as 'Should this character have behaved as they did?', and be...
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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