Package 4-3: Character - You Can Have Mine - Part 3

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 third 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 Character- You Can Have Mine- Part 3 video. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to analyse and respond to the feelings and wants of 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:

  • read a text with accuracy and using appropriate expression
  • explain the feelings and wants of characters
  • reflect on how their understanding of a text changes as they read it multiple times.

What your child can do next

Your child will watch the video and pause throughout to complete the following activities:

  • Activity sheet 6: Feelings and wants
  • Activity sheet 7: Third impression

Options for your child

Activity too hard?

Work with your child to read the section on the cockroach. Have your child draw a picture of the cockroach and write a sentence to explain how the cockroach feels and what he wants.

Activity too easy?

Investigate the personality, feelings and wants of a character in another story. Choose a section of the story that explains the wants or motivation of the character. Write a paragraph about the character and reference sections of the text to explain how you know what the character’s motivation is.

Extension/additional activity

Make a list of stories that have animals as the main characters. List the animal characters and include information about what sort of personality, feelings and wants they have.

Activity sheet 6: Feelings and wants

Instructions

  1. Reread the sections on Activity sheet 4 about the cockroach and the crow.
  2. Summarise the main points for each character.
  3. Highlight the information about the characters feelings and wants.

The cockroach:

The crow:

Activity 7: Third impression

Instructions

  1. Reread your second impression of the story from Activity 5: Second impression.
  2. Now that you have a deeper understanding of the story, edit and rewrite your paragraph to expand your thoughts about the story, the characters and their feelings and wants.
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