Learning from Literature – 4 Lesson Plans to Explore Adjectives in The Little Refugee by Anh Do


Summary of Unit of Work:

Students explore two textual modes: a picture book and a video clip by the same author. Students are encouraged to compare and analyse the effectiveness of adjectives within these two text types. Learning activities include visual charts, group-discussion, individual synthesis, and peer-assessment. This highly interactive unit ends with students creating their own piece of expressive writing.

Australian Curriculum Links:

Year 3 English:

Examining literature:

  • Discuss how language is used to describe the setting in texts, and explore (ACELT1599)
  • Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction (ACELT1600)

Language for interaction:

  • Learn extended and technical vocabulary including modal verbs and adverbs (ACELA1484)
  • Examine how evaluative language can be varied to be more or less forceful (ACELA1477)
  • Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations (ACELY1676)

Creating texts:

  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative texts demonstrating increasing control over language features (ACELY1682)
  • Reread and edit text for meaning, grammatical choices and punctuation (ACELY1683)

Download the Unit of Work with Resources and Assessment Strategies Below:

Learning from Literature – Exploring Adjectives (The Little Refugee by Anh Do (DOCX)





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