The Koala Who Could

The Koala Who Could

Sometimes change comes along whether we like it or not …but if you let it, change can be the making of you. Kevin the Koala discovers this and more in this delightful picture book from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside! Stylish art with Jon Klassen appeal and vibrant storytelling from two contemporary stars make this a story to shout about – it will make you laugh, cry and read it every bedtime.

Kevin from Down Under – a cute Koala. He is scared of not being in control. He is like so many of us thinking that he does have control. He learns it’s an illusion. Luckily, he has a great community who is trying to support him and help him be brave. When disaster strikes, he learns that life is ok and he can let go a little. He then starts to enjoy life a little more.

Main Focus: Word Mat & Cloze

This is a word mat and cloze activity to complete with your class.

Your children can use the mat to complete the other resource or they can use the mat to help with independent writing.

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Main Focus: Alphabetical Order

This activity focuses on alphabetical order and The Koala Who Could book.

Your KS1 class will read the passage and will place the underlined words into alphabetical order. They can then choose a few words of their own.

We have differentiated this resource six ways to cater for both Year 1 and Year 2 classes.

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Main Focus: Punctuation

This is a punctuation activity that encourages your class to add in the capital letters and full stops to complete the sentences.

We have differentiated this resource six ways to suit children across KS1.

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Main Focus: Phonics

This activity is linked to phonics and involves your class finding sounds within words.

Your class will read the passage and identify words with the chosen sounds. We have also included blank resources so your class can choose their own sounds.

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Main Focus: Rhyming

This activity focuses on your class identifying rhyming words to complete the sentences.

This is a useful resource when covering poetry as it introduces your class to AA rhyming couplets.

At the end of the activity, your class will match the rhyming words from The Koala Who Could story.

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Main Focus: Questions and Answers

This activity focuses on questions and answers. 

Your Ks1 class will use the information in the answers to write suitable questions linked to the book.

We have also includes a question and answers matching activity. It might be useful to let your class cut out the questions and answers and match as many as they can.

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Main Focus: Story Sequence

In this activity, your Year 1 / Year 2 class will read the events from the story and place them into chronological order.

Your KS1 class will sequence the events based on their recollection of The Koala Who Could story.

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Main Focus: Adjectives

This activity helps your class identify adjectives and used them in the context of the book.

Your class will either create adjectives of their own of choose from the word bank. We have differentiated this resource five ways to cater for Y1 and Y2 classes.

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Main Focus: Comprehension

This comprehension is linked to The Koala Who Could book and covers the full story.

Your Year 1 / Year 2 class will read the story and use their understanding to answer the questions as best as they can.

We have created six different options within this resource so you can choose which best suits your class.

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension

We have taken some of the lovely vocabulary used in the book to improve the understanding of your children of those words.

Your KS1 class will look at simple meanings of the words used and then try to place the words into the context of the story.

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