Package 4-2: Pronouns - You Can Have Mine - Part 2

This lesson is the third in a series of five lessons based on the text You Can Have Mine by Alison McLennan and illustrated by Cheryl Orsini. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to analyse and respond to the feelings and wants of characters in a text.  

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Before your child starts

This lesson is the second in a series of five lessons based on the text You Can Have Mine by Alison McLennan and illustrated by Cheryl Orsini.

This story is an example of a fable. A fable is a type of story that usually includes animals and that is designed to teach a lesson or a moral.

What your child needs to do

Your child will watch a lesson named Pronouns - You Can Have Mine - Part 2 video. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to use the pronouns to track the actions of and interactions between characters in a text.

Throughout the lesson, your child will be asked to pause the video to complete an activity on the activity sheets for the lesson.

By the end of the lesson, your child will have completed activities to support them to be able to:

  • self-assess their reading fluency
  • explore how pronouns are used within a text
  • reflect on their understanding of a text.

What your child can do next

Your child will watch Pronouns - You Can Have Mine - Part 2 video and pause throughout to complete the following activities:

  • Activity sheet 4: Tracking characters
  • Activity sheet 5: Second impression

Options for your child

Activity too hard?

Work with your child to track the references to Hazel and the toad after watching the teacher model the process for the beginning of the story.

Activity too easy?

Have your child track the pronouns and character interactions in another book they are reading.

Extension/additional activity

Have you ever read a book for a second time and reflected on how much deeper your understanding is than the first time you read it? Encourage your child to read a story they are familiar with and notice some new things about the characters and their interactions.

Activity sheet 4: Tracking characters

Instructions

  1. Read the next sections of the story.
  2. Highlight the references to each character using a different colour.
  3. Remember that you are looking for proper nouns, nouns and pronouns.

The cockroach

Hazel was happy she’d been able to help the toad. She wriggled the world alone once more until she crossed paths with a cockroach. The cockroach was staring forlornly at the ground, rubbing its legs together, when Hazel asked him what was wrong.

‘Oh, hi,’ said the cockroach. ‘I’m just feeling low because I’m so plain and ordinary.’

Hazel felt confused. She thought the cockroach looked really interesting.

‘Well that’s silly,’ said Hazel. ‘I don’t think you’re plain at all.’

The cockroach looked up. ‘Oh but I am,’ he said. ‘All my cousins are bright shiny beetles who glisten in the sun, but I’m just brown. I’d give anything to be red.’

Hazel wriggled closer to the cockroach and said, ‘Don’t be sad. You can have mine.’ And she gave the cockroach all her red. The cockroach was so thrilled and thankful! He cried, ‘Thank you, caterpillar!’ as he scuttled away.

The crow

Hazel was happy she’d been able to help the cockroach. She wriggled the world alone once more until she crossed paths with a crow. The crow was covering her eyes with her wings and singing a sad little song, when Hazel asked her what was wrong.

‘Oh no,’ said the crow. ‘I didn’t want anyone to see me because I’m so dull and drab.’

Hazel felt confused. She thought the crow looked sleek and elegant.

‘Well that’s silly,’ said Hazel. ‘I don’t think you’re dull at all.’

The crow uncovered her face. ‘Oh but I am,’ she said. ‘All my cousins are covered in fluorescent feathers that look like the sunset, but I’m invisible. I’d give anything to be covered in colours.’

Hazel wriggled closer to the crow and said, ‘Don’t be sad. You can have mine.’ And she gave the crow all the colours she had left. The crow was so excited and ecstatic! She swooped up into the air, singing ‘Thank you, caterpillar!’ as she flew away on the wind.

Activity sheet 5: Second impression

Instructions

  1. Reread your first impression of the story from Activity 2: First impression.
  2. Now that you have read and begun to explore the story more deeply, write a paragraph to explain your understanding of the story. Make sure you include information about the characters and their interactions.
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