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The Painting Lesson

Book meta-data
  • Reading Box: Turquoise (Levels 17-18)
  • Year: Two
  • Fiction/Nonfiction: Fiction
  • Theme/Topic: Character education, Humour, Problem solving
  • Genre: Fantasy, General narrative
  • Strategy/Skills: Exploring text structure, Using texts as models
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: 18
  • Item Code: 200371
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  • Curriculum Codes: ACELT1584, ACELT1585, ACELY1659, ACELA1464, ACELA1469, ACELA1824, ACELA1825, ACELY1669
Reader Description

Mrs Zest has the most colourful house on Main Street. Mr Toggins discovers Mrs Zest's magic paintbrush and wants to paint his house, too. But how will he stop the brush from painting?

After you have completed the Reader

The author has used interesting words in the story. She has used pairs of words that start with the same letter. This is called alliteration. "Bristly brush" and "flicking and flowing" are examples of alliteration. Write down any other examples you can find in the story.

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