Thursday 16th September – Literacy

How to Make a Decoration

I am learning to write and/or record a procedural text.

I know I can do it when I have created a procedural text.

Watch the video below of a boy making a paper plane.

This video is an example of a procedural text as the boy explains how to make the plane.

Remember that procedural texts are used to explain and teach us how to do something.

The boy in the video needed to write down the steps and words that he needed to say and follow before recording himself and showing others how to make a paper aeroplane.

Independent Task

Yesterday, you made a decoration to make your house disco ready for Friday.

Today, you are going to tell or show another person how to make a decoration.

It can be the one you made yesterday, or it can be something simple like a paper chain or Chinese lantern.

You can write a script and record a video of yourself demonstrating how to make the decoration you choose (Use the boy in the paper plane video as an example).

OR

You can write a procedure that explains each of the steps required to make your disco decoration.

See if anyone in your family can follow your instructions!

Tuesday 14th September – Literacy

Creating a Kitchen Disco Character

I am learning to create my own character.

I know I can do it when I have created a character with character traits and abilities.

This week, we are preparing for the Grade One Disco on Friday.

Watch/Listen to the story below called ‘Kitchen Disco’ by Clare Foges and Al Murphy.

Independent Task

Can you draw or make your own Kitchen Disco character?

Consider other items found in your kitchen for your inspiration such as tongs, pots, fridge, saucepans, and cutlery.

What is your character’s name?

What sort of character are they? Happy? Grumpy? Sleepy?

What is their favorite dance move?

Can you make or cut the character out and bring it to the disco on Friday to dance with?

Thursday 9th September – Literacy

Persuasive Poster

I am learning to design and create a poster that is intended to persuade an audience.

I know I can do it when I can use the strategies, I have learned to create a persuasive poster.

This week we have been learning about persuasive texts. We learnt that advertisements can be used to convince you to buy or do something. Today you are going to create your own advertisement!

Independent Task

Design a poster that will convince people to buy or do something.

Maybe you want to convince people to buy your favourite sweet, snack or toy.

Perhaps it is wanting to convince people to do things like recycle, wear a helmet on their bike or scooter or perhaps you’d like them to come to your birthday party!

Remember to:

  • Use persuasive words to convince people (use your word list from Tuesday).
  • Use bright and bold colours to catch people’s attention.

Your poster might look something like this:

Wednesday 8th September – Literacy

Writing a Persuasive Letter

I am learning to think of ways to persuade an audience.

I know I can do it when I am able to write persuasive sentences.

This week we have been learning about persuasive writing. We now know that we can use different language (words) to convince our readers to feel, think or believe something.

Watch/listen to the story ‘I Wanna Iguana’ below.

In the story, Alex is writing letters to his mum to convince her to let him have a pet iguana.

Listen carefully to the way he writes his letters and some of the words he uses.

Independent Task

If you could have ANY pet in the WORLD, what would it be?

Would it be… a fox? A lion? A dragon? A unicorn?

Using persuasive language, write a letter that might convince the people in your home that this is the pet you should have.

Your letter might look something like this:

Dear Family,

I would like a pet snake. They are very quiet, and they do not make any mess.

Snakes do not eat very much, and they like to eat mice which means mice will stay away.

Unlike dogs, they don’t need to be walked every day.

Please let me have a snake!

From Miss Nolan.

Please note: This task will need to be submitted on or before Thursday 9th September 3:30pm.

Please see the following rubric as a marking guide.

Tuesday 7th September – Literacy

Persuasive Texts – Persuasive Language

I am learning to identify a variety of strategies and text types that can be used to persuade.

I know I can do it when I can identify the strategies and texts that are used and designed to persuade an audience.

Yesterday, we learnt that persuasive writing is used to convince you to think, feel or do something.

Watch/listen to the story ‘Eat Your Peas’ below. Think about what Daisy’s mum is trying to convince Daisy to do.

In the story ‘Eat Your Peas’, Daisy’s mum tries many ways to persuade her to eat her peas.

Making promises is not the only way that we can be convinced to do something though.

Everywhere we go, we see things that are trying to persuade us to do or buy something!

Today, we will learn about how people use special words and pictures to convince you to buy or do something.

Independent Task

Look at the images below.

All the pictures are advertisements.

They are all trying to convince to you buy or do something.

They use bright colours and choose special words to make you think their product is the best.

Which words are used in this advertisement to convince you to buy this drink?

Is this advertisement trying to convince you that straws are good or bad? How do you know?

Your task today is to make a list of words that people might use to convince you of something.

Some examples include:

  • Delicious
  • Amazing
  • Better than
  • You must
  • You need
  • Everybody loves

Can you write 10 other words that can be used to convince me to buy something?

Monday 6th September – Literacy

Persuasive Texts

I am learning to identify and discuss persuasive text types. 

I know I can do it when I can identify and discuss persuasive text types.

This week we are going to be learning about persuasive texts.

We use persuasive texts when we are trying to convince people to agree with our opinions, thoughts or beliefs.

Watch the video below to learn more about persuasive writing.

Independent Task

Watch/listen to the video below for the story ‘Hey, Little Ant’. This story is an example of a persuasive text.

At the end of ‘Hey Little Ant’ the story asks you what you think the boy should do.

Write your response to this question and include your reasons as to why you think this. This response should be 3-4 sentences at least.

Talk with a grown up about how you know this book is an example of a persuasive text.

Who is doing the convincing in this book? 

Thursday 2nd September – Literacy

Celebrating Father’s Day or Special Person’s Day

I am learning to complete sentences using adjectives, nouns, verbs, and adverbs to describe my dad or special person.

I know I can do it when I can complete a sentence to describe my dad or special person.

This Sunday is all about making your dad or a special person know how much you love them.

These people are important parts of your life and have helped you become the amazing person you are today.

Today you will share some of the things you know about your dad or special person.

Watch this fun song below and think about the special people in your life.

Independent Task

Today your task is to share some information about your dad or your special person by filling some answers into the blank spaces on the templates below.

Begin filling in the missing words either on the sheet or in your book.

See how much you know about them!

Once you have finished you may like to fold it up and place it inside your card from yesterday so they can read it on Sunday.

Challenge

You must shower your dad or special person with lots of hugs and kisses on Sunday! If you can’t see them, you could post your card or call them to chat.

Wednesday 1st September – Literacy

Writing a Card

I am learning about how to set out a card and how to make my own.

I know I can do it when I can write a card/ letter to my father or someone special to me.

We often like to celebrate occasions by making a card for someone special. This Sunday 5th of September is Father’s Day.

One way you might like to celebrate your dad, or someone special in your life is by making a card for them.

To do this, we need to understand how a card is written.

Below are some examples of cards that you could use OR you could create your own design.

Independent Task

You will be creating a card for your dad or someone special.

FIRST you will need to write who the card is for, for example To Dad or To Grandpa or To Your Special Friend.

NEXT you can write a sentence or 2 that describes your dad or special person. Some examples can include:

‘I think you are the best because you make yummy food.’

‘You are the best because you give big hugs.’

THEN you need to write who the card is from for example Love From Jake.

Make sure you add lots of colour and pictures to your card to make it look nice.

Tuesday 31st August – Literacy

Stretching a sentence

I am learning to add adjectives, nouns, verbs, and adverbs to adapt a simple sentence.

I know I can do it when I can write a detailed sentence using adjectives, nouns, verbs, and adverbs.

Yesterday you had a go at stretching a simple sentence to become a longer, descriptive sentence.

Watch the following video to learn more about how to do this:

Independent Task

Today you will continue to work on stretching a sentence, this time you will create the simple sentence yourself.

Reflect on something you have done today that can be used as your beginning sentence. For example:

I had breakfast.

I played with my sister.

I watched a movie.

From your simple sentence you will repeat the same process as yesterday.

Writing the sentence, a further 4 times with each sentence containing an extra detail (a noun, a verb, an adjective and an adverb).

Monday 30th August – Literacy

Stretching a sentence

I am learning to add adjectives, nouns, verbs, and adverbs to adapt a simple sentence.

I know I can do it when I can write a detailed sentence using adjectives, nouns, verbs, and adverbs.

By adding detail to a sentence, this allows the person reading your sentence to create a mental image in their head.

The more detail there is, the better the image they can create.

Detail can be added with nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.

By describing who, when, where, what and why the sentence will be become more descriptive.

For example:

I went on a walk.

I went for a nice walk.

I went for a nice walk with my mum.

Yesterday I went for a nice walk with my mum.

Yesterday I went for a nice walk at the park with my mum.

Independent Task

You will have a go at turning a simple sentence into a longer, more descriptive sentence following the same approach as the example above.

Begin by writing the sentence ‘The dog was playing’.

You will then write this sentence another 4 times, each time adding an extra bit of detail.

When you add parts to your sentence, the rest of the sentence needs to stay the same.

You cannot change the meaning of your sentence. By the end, your last sentence should have lots of detail.

Challenge: Underline words and define them as an adjective, noun, verb, or adverb.