Mem Fox
Lesson plans and other teaching ideas

|Biography and Background| |Hattie and the Fox| |Koala Lou| |Whoever You Are| |Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge| Possum Magic|

Biography and Background

Mem Fox
The author's Web site is full of treats for teachers, parents, writers, and potential writers.

Hattie and the Fox

Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox
This 5-day unit plan includes literacy activities, cross-curricular activities, and related links.

Koala Lou

Koala Lou
A variety of activities to help develop literacy skills.

Koala Lou
An extensive set of resources based on the 4-Blocks approach.

Koala Lou: Sequencing and Beginning, Middle, End
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.

Whoever You Are

Whoever You Are
Activities to support the book.

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Four Metaphor Poetry
This writing activity stresses the skillful creation of metaphors.

Opening Doors to Social Studies with Children's Literature
Five activities to accompany Mem Fox's Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, including ties to history, character education, and preserving memories.

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Four intergenerational activities. Requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Teaching resources include a video of actor Bradley Whitford reading the story aloud and additional activities, including discussion topics, researdch possibilities, and related titles. The video runs 5:13 and resides at YouTube. The additional activities require Adobe Reader for access.

Possum Magic

Possum Magic
Students use Google Earth to learn about the Australian Outback.