Pax – Week 1

Activity 1

Created by Emmanuelle Pratt


Pax wordle


Hi everyone!

For this predicting activity, We have created a word cloud using Wordle. The word cloud was generated by entering the book’s blurb into Wordle. If you are familiar with Wordle, you will know that the more often a word occurs, the larger the word in the word cloud.

To participate in this activity, view the word cloud with your class, and discuss your predictions.

Clicking on the word cloud will take you directly to the Padlet that was set up for us to share our predictions. Please note that the Padlet is going to be moderated, (this means your post may not be published instantly, but we will check and publish at regular intervals every day).


Brainstorm together on a chart after listening to the summary of the book. Take a photo of your chart and share.

Activity 2

by Cureton Crew


Sarah Pennypacker

Just because it isn’t happening here

doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.

This phrase is found at the start of the story. What does the phrase mean? Why did the author place this at the start of the book?

Activity 3

by Cureton Crew

Chapters 1-3

Although the author does not give reveal the name of the place in which the story is set, she does allow us to visualise some of the places in which the story takes place.

TASK- Create a senses chart to describe the setting in which Pax was left alone by Peter.

Pax Brainstorming

ICT- Use Popplet to create the chart.



The 4/5s at Yahl Primary School

We are a 4/5 class from Yahl, South Australia. Our rural school counts 88 students at the moment. Yahl is 10kms away from Mount Gambier in South Australia. Mount Gambier is famous for its Blue Lake, and is located on the slope of an extinct volcano. There are many caves and sinkholes in and around the Mount Gambier area. The local industries are farming and timber harvesting.

There are 21 students in our class at the moment. We are looking forward to reading the Year of Billy Miller and to connecting with other classes around the world and within Australia.