Ancient Tales – Palawa Oral Traditions Text and Reading Comprehension Questions

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Categories: , , , , , , , , , ,
Reading ComprehensionCause & Effect, Compare & Contrast, Conclusions, Fact & Opinion, Generalisations, Inference, Main Idea & Details, Sequence of Events, Summarise
Reading SkillsComprehension
GradeYear 4, Year 5
Type of ResourcePrintable
Australian Curriculum CodesAC9E5LY04, AC9E5LY05, AC9E6LY05
ScienceEarth and Space Sciences


Explore the fascinating area of Aboriginal science and astronomy with this reading text and reading comprehension questions.

This text recounts the oral traditions of the Palawa people of Tasmania, and the scientific research that went into dating the stories according to the analysis of geographical events.

You will get:

  • ‘Ancient Tales’ text
  • Short reading comprehension questions
  • Open-ended questions for students to answer.

This text is suitable for students in grades 5-6.

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