Koala Lou and other books by Mem Fox
Lesson plans and teaching resources
The author's Web site is full of treats for teachers, parents, writers, and potential writers.
Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox
This 5-day unit plan includes literacy activities, cross-curricular activities, and related links.
A variety of activities to help develop literacy skills.
An extensive set of resources based on the 4-Blocks approach.
After reading the story Koala Lou aloud, students practice sequencing the events of the story and identifying the beginning, middle, and end. Upon completing this activity in cooperative groups they write using a teacher given prompt, including proper sequence and beginning, middle, and end. They also share the final product with their cooperative group. This lesson is designed for grade 3.
4 RAFT writing prompts for after reading.
Whoever You Are
Activities to support the book.
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Click here: these discussion questions, writing rubrics, graphic organizers, vocabulary, and extension activities are on a separate page.
Students use Google Earth to learn about the Australian Outback.