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Literature: "Koala Lou" by Mem Fox

These sites have suggested activities for the book “Koala Lou” and biographies on author Mem Fox. Includes an audio file of the author reading the book aloud as well as lesson plans and activities that go along with the book. There are also links to eThemes Resources on koala bears, Australia, the Olympics, and emotions.


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This is the official site for Mem Fox, author of Koala Lou.
This lesson plan has discussion topics for before and after reading the book as well as craft ideas.
Scroll down to Koala Lou worksheets. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This page has suggested reading and writing activities that go with the book. NOTE: Some links to external sites are broken.
Read a profile of author Mem Fox.
Here are activity ideas that can be used with the book.
This activity helps students to learn about and practice sequencing the events of the story.
These sites include many facts about koalas, including their diet, behavior, and habitat. Find out why they should not be called "koala bears." Includes movies, audio files, a Webcam, and online quizzes and games. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Australia and the book "Koala Lou."
These sites have information about Australia, including its animals, geography, climate, and history. Includes photos, maps, quizzes and games, plus a virtual tour of the Sydney Opera House and a live Webcam that you can control. Also includes links to eThemes Resources on koalas.
A selection of sites devoted to Olympic history. Find out where and when the original Olympics were held. Read about the various mascots, see the symbols of the Olympics, and watch a short movie on the history. Includes eThemes Resources on the Olympic Games Winter 2002 and Olympic Games: Athletes and Records.
These sites have interactive resources on emotions and feelings. Learn about different emotions and how facial expression as well as gestures convey different emotions. Includes games, lesson plans, video clips, and printouts. There is also a link to eThemes Resource on Physiological Impact of Positive Emotions.

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