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Lesson 1

Australian Information book 


The outcome for the unit: Create an Australian information book.


LO: To identify the difference between fiction and non-fiction texts. 


Learning - PLAN Questions to ask Success Criteria

Spelling and grammar: using the prefix - un

Can you try and use this in speech?


Use Day 1 pdf with plan


1. Go through spelling and grammar PowerPoint with children. 

2. Introduce to children fiction and non-fiction books. 

  • Go through the different features of each book ( See Pdf plan). 
  • Discuss questions (see next column) 

3. Introduce the topic of language in non-fiction and fiction texts.

  • Discuss the appropriate language you would find in an information text e.g. would an information text start with “once upon a time”?  

4. Model reading sentences from fiction and non-fiction text and sorting them into the correct columns. 

e.g. "They lived happily ever after." 

Would that text be from a fiction text or non-fiction?

5. Activity 

  • Children to sort out the sentences into the correct columns.
  • Children can cut and stick or rewrite the sentences. 









Can you think of any stories you have read recently?

What types of characters were in the story?

Why do you think fiction books include illustrations?

Can you think of any non-fiction books you have read recently?

What information did it give you?

Why are contexts page useful?

Where would you find a glossary page and index page?


What language will you find in a fiction book?

What language will you find in a non-fiction book?









I can identify story language. 


I can identify facts. 


I can sort sentences into fiction and non-fiction.




















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