Worse Things – Mount Martha

Shadow Judges at Mount Martha Primary school were given a choice of 10 reading response tasks to complete after reading the shortlisted texts. The responses were designed to be shared with the wider school community in the hope that they would promote interest and borrowing of the Younger Readers shortlist.

When responding to the texts, shadow judges were asked to share their opinion about the text, identify devices used by the author and respond to the specific CBCA judging criteria.
Due to the extended lockdown experienced in Victoria, our shadow judges undertook their tasks and took photos of their completed projects at home. We hope to share their work with the school community when we are back onsite.

Using a style that represents the illustrations and symbols in the book, Raph chose to illustrate a visual summary of Worse Things. His use of weather symbolises change for the characters.

Addi replicating the structure of Worse Things by writing her response to the text and characters as a poem.

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