Melbourne Cup Information Text



Melbourne Cup is a horse race that is held in Victoria, Australia as part of the Spring Racing Carnival.

Tasks included in this pack are –

  • Alphabet Key
  • Record words to describe Melbourne Cup
  • Label the parts of the horse
  • Horse Words – what can you add?
  • Plus, Minus and Interesting Facts about Melbourne Cup
  • A Jockey’s Silk – draw and describe
  • My Horse – details of the race
  • Concept Map
  • How to ride a horse – write an explanation
  • How to Train a horse – write an explanation
  • I see, I think, I wonder about Melbourne Cup or horses
  • Horses can – are – have
  • Melbourne Cup Fact chart
  • Derby Day 3 things I know –2 opinions I have and 1 questions I have
  • Boggle task – Melbourne Cup, how many words can you make?
  • Board Game – black and white and color version
  • Melbourne Cup – write a Retell of the Race

This Melbourne Cup Information Text pack provides information about Melbourne Cup. This information will assist in the writing of your own information text, guided by a rubric.

KWHL – for Melbourne Cup.

  • There are colour, plus black/white versions and a one page version
  • This will assist in assessing what your grade knows and will help when writing the Information Text
  • This is what we know about…
  • This is what we want to know …
  • This is how we will find out what we want to know…
  • This is our new learning about …

Fact Cards

  • These cards can be used as discussion starters or to display these facts about Melbourne Cup and discuss what they mean.
  • They can be used as starters for the Information Text to help build the paragraphs


  • These photos are to be used to assist in writing the text.
  • Print off and display around the finished Information Text

Reading Task

  • This text is to be used to record the main ideas and the supporting information.
  • The second task is to paraphrase the text

Writing tasks

  • Use the photos provided in the photo section to assist in writing the text.
  • Print off and display around the finished Information Text.
  • The rubrics are helpful in assessing the text.
  • A planner is included for the Information text.
  • There are a variety of papers and planners provided.

Please read the description and download the preview before purchasing. The preview clearly shows you what is included in this pack.


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