Oscars Law Worksheet


DOWNLOAD WORKSHEET HERE. This two-part worksheet provides information on puppy farming and how it impacts the lives and welfare of dogs and puppies in Australia. Last revised July 2015.

Students will complete a comprehension exercise (‘Circle the correct statements’) and look at a case study about Oscar – the dog who was saved from a puppy farm in Victoria and sparked a nationwide movement to ban puppy farming in Australia, known as Oscar’s Law.

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English / Year 4 / Literacy / Interpreting, analysing, evaluating / ACELY1692

Content description: Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analysing and evaluating texts. Students will read a passage about puppy farming and circle true or false statements as a comprehension exercise. Students will then read a case study about Oscar the dog and make inferences about Debra’s motives and feelings by evaluating images and linking ideas between the two texts.

Humane education objective: Students will learn what puppy farming is and how it affects the welfare of breeding dogs in Australia. They will read a brief story about Oscar the dog, who inspired the nationwide Oscar’s Law movement to ban puppy farming in Australia. Students will learn about the ways in which everyday consumers can ensure they do not unknowingly support the exploitation of companion animals in the puppy farming industry.


  • making connections between information in print and images
  • finding specific literal information
  • asking and answering questions
  • finding the main idea of a text
  • building and using prior knowledge and vocabulary
  • making inferences about characters’ feelings and motives

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability, Literacy 

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