Tuesday 26th October – Literacy

Who Am I?

I am learning to use the facts I have collected about a mini beast to create a ‘Who Am I?’

I know I can do it when I have come up with and recorded ‘Who Am I?’ questions about my mini beast.

This term we have been learning a lot about mini beasts. Using some of the knowledge that you have gained, you are going to play a game today.

Watch the video below, it has a lot of “What/Who Am I?” questions about mini beasts. Use your knowledge to see if you can guess which mini beasts they are!

Independent Task

Using the facts that you collected yesterday about your chosen mini beast, make your own ‘Who Am I?’ quiz.

Include at least 3-5 clues based around the facts you discovered.

Use the example below to guide you.

You may like to bring your ‘Who Am I?’ questions to school on Thursday to share with your class.

Will we be able to guess the mini beast from your clues?

Monday 25th October – Literacy

Finding Facts

I am learning to research and record facts about a mini beast of my choice.

I know I can do it when I have recorded 5-10 facts about a mini beast of my choice.

We are learning all about Mini Beasts this term.

The picture above, is a collection of some mini beasts that you might see around your backyard, garden, or playground. Have you spotted any of these before?

Independent Task

Using the image above, choose one mini beast that you would like to know more about.

Use research tools such as Google, books, and YouTube to find out facts about your chosen mini beast.

Write down at least 5-10 facts about your mini beasts in your lined book.

You will need these facts for tomorrow’s Literacy task.

Monday 18th October – Literacy

Informative/Non-Fiction Texts

I am learning to understand and explain what an informative or non-fiction text is.

I know I can do it when I can explain what an informative or non-fiction text is.

Last week you learned all about facts and opinions.

This week you are going to use that information to help you understand what INFORMATIVE or NON-FICTION texts are.

Watch the video below about informative texts. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

Think about the following questions and write a few sentences to explain what informative texts are.

Where might you see or use them?

Why are they important?

For example:

An informative text tells us real information and facts.

We may use an informative text to learn about animals, people and many, many other topics .

An information text teaches us about a topic.

Tuesday 24th August – Literacy

Comparing “New Worlds” to “Other Worlds”.

I am learning to compare texts I read or hear read to me.

I know I can do it when I am able to identify the similarities and differences in the texts I encounter.

Continuing with the theme of Book Week, today you are going listen to two different stories.

One is about the Book Week theme of “New Worlds” (no longer in the olden days and more about how things are today).

The other is about “Other Worlds” (fantasy and make believe).

New Worlds

Other Worlds

Independent Task

Now that you have listened to or watched both stories, you are going to COMPARE the two.

I’m Australian Too is a New World story.

It is about the Australia that we live in today and the different people that choose to come and live here.

Where the Wild Things Are is about “Other Worlds“, a fantasy/make believe world.

What do these stories have in common?

What is different about them?

Draw a Venn diagram that looks like the one below to compare the similarities and differences with these two texts.

Use this to write/draw the similarities and differences that you noticed between the two books. Brainstorm as many ideas as you can!

Monday 23rd August – Literacy

Writing a Book Review About a Book Set Long Ago.

I am learning to write a book review about a book set in the “Old World.”

I know I can do it when I can produce a book report on a book set in the “Old World.”

This week it is book week!

The theme of this years Book Week is “Old Worlds, New Worlds and Other Worlds”.

Each day you will look at a different book!

Listen to the book Little Lon being read to you below. Maybe you want to watch and listen to it a few times.

Independent Task

Today, you are going to be writing a review about the book ‘Little Lon‘. This book is about the “Old World” in Melbourne many years ago.

Use the attachment below to answer questions about the book. If you do not have a printer at home, copy the questions into your workbook or onto a separate piece of paper.

Remember to rule margins, date and label your work.