“Anzac Day”, Literacy In Primary School


 Anzac Day

Anzac Day is a reading and writing package for Grade 3, Grade 4 and possibly Grade 5.  It is a 3-page hand-printed item.

Anzac Day commemorates the Gallipoli Landing on 25 April, 1915. Every Australian child should know what happened during the Gallipoli Campaign. And why Anzac Day is important for Australians and New Zealanders.

About This Literacy Pack

  • The text is hand-printed to model good hand-writing.
  • There are two maps, and four questions relating to the text.
  • Due to it being hand-printed it is three pages altogether.

Who Uses This Pack

Anzac Day is suitable for (late) Year 3, Year 4 and 5. Any parent can download, print and teach with this easy-to-use material. It will help children with home work on the topic or a school project. Children in Grades 3 and 4 are not given maps at school – usually. The maps in this pack need an adult to explain. An atlas will also help a child to get a perspective of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and where Australia and New Zealand are.

  • I always suggest two readings of texts such as this.
  • The first is for decoding and the second is for comprehension.
  • If your child stops and can’t read any further, I recommend the adult does the first reading.
  • So the child can then do the second reading.

For more help on how to teach for the best outcomes, there are two links above.

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Anzac Day

Anzac Day is a literacy unit, best for Grade 3, Grade 4 and possibly Grade 5. This is a short account with two maps and a set of questions. The middle primary school child will get an understanding of what the Gallipoli Campaign tried to achieve. It is 3-pages and gives children experience in reading hand printed text. It models good hand printing.

Summary Of Anzac Day

This is a short hand-printed account with maps. It is followed by writing activities comprising

  • a reading task,
  • several questions that allow the child to recount the events and
  • work out why the Campaign was a failure.

Who Uses Anzac Day

This is for Middle Primary School children. Parents can download, print in black and teach from this ready-to-use lesson. It is suitable for any parents who want to teach their own child for any number of reasons. Price in Aus$.

This link will give lots of advice. There are practical suggestions on teaching literacy at this level.


Another link is very helpful depending on your child. It also offers a variety of discussion points about literacy teaching: https://www.tutoringprimary.com/literacy-grades-4-5-primary-school/

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