Author Study – Paul Jennings
Activity 1 – Create a timeline of key events in Paul’s life
Make a Venn Diagram (two overlapping circles) to compare what was the same with both versions of the same story, and contrast what was different. Details that were the same in both will go in the middle of the diagram.
Examples of persuasive writing
Not-so-good example = Batman is way better then Superman
Term 1, 2017
We are currently looking at good reading habits and how to become successful readers in 2017. In Writing, we are writing letters to people we admire and consider to be a leader.
Term 2, 2016
We have begun looking at Persuasive (Expositive) Text types, and how to persuade an audience to your ‘way of thinking’. Convincing them with facts, reasons and personal experiences work best.
Read this article on the Wye River Tragedy and tell us your thoughts.
Critical Thinking Skills
Dihydrogen Monoxide is a colourless and odourless compound. Read more about it here.
The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus is a rare and endangered species. Read the numerous eye-witness accounts on this website for more information.
Geography and World Awareness
Geography Skills – Using maps, using the features of an Atlas, countries, continents and oceans
Continental Drift theory
F1 in Schools – Paper Racer
Collective Nouns – Collective nouns are used to name ‘a group’ of objects, such as a swarm of bees or a fleet of ships. Common nouns can have 1-4 collective terms for a group.
Compare & Contrast
A very useful skill in reading and excellent for developing strong comprehension (understanding) of different texts.
Mem Fox – Whoever You Are – you will need headphones/literacy book for venn diagram
National Book Week – Miss O has videos on her blog of all the shortlisted books for 2015 Book Week. Have a look at them all.
Myths & Legends!
Read through these famous Greek myths and legends and follow the plot, characters and key facts using the worksheet.
‘Inferences’ are when readers come to a conclusion, based on evidence and reasoning. It’s very useful when we have to answer a question and the information we need isn’t written in the text.
Riddle Game Solve the riddles by using inferences
What’s in my pocket? Make a list of what would be in this characters pocket, using inferences
Hercules – Myth or Legend?
Detective Game – Solve the case by using inferences and predicting what happens
Bear Grylls Activity – Worksheet
Bear Grylls Sahara Episode (you need the sheet)
Origami Boat – Video Procedure
Bear Grylls – Man vs Wild
Click here to visit the Apple iWatch webpage
Click here to read a reviews about the iWatch on the Gizmodo webpage
A cinquain poem is structured as a short, but factual poem about one subject. The lines are set out like this:
Line 1. Title – one word.
This is the subject matter of your cinquain poem.
Line 2. Description – two words
Two things that describe your subject.
Line 3: Action – three words
Three words that describe what your subject likes to do.
Line 4: Feeling – four words
A factual line about your subject.
Line 5: Title – one word.
This should be a synonym for your title.
Here is an example of what a completed cinquain poem looks like.
Sleep, eat, cry
Loves to play peek-a-boo
Run, play, tickle
Makes me laugh a lot.
Click here for even more examples of cinquains
We are starting to learn about Limericks. Here are a few good websites to help you get started.
Rhymezone will help rhyme any word you can think of, with syllable examples.
This website will help you quickly make a limerick and get a sense of the required ‘metre’ (for this style of poetry).
Click here for more limerick examples
Click here for even more limericks
Author Study – Mem Fox
Click here to access Mem’s excellent website!
To listen to Mem read one of her books, click here
Click here to see the list of all Mem’s books!
Sovereign Hill Interactive Map
This weblink will show you all the possible destinations and attractions at Sovereign Hill
Sovereign Hill Map – Interactive and informative
Sovereign Hill Map – Not interactive, but useful
This is ONE persons perspective on our local culture…but do you agree/disagree with all 30? Maybe you think some of them are ‘spot on’ or ‘complete rubbish’? Read and comment.