December – activity list

Over the next few couple of weeks, there are are many work tasks that need to be finished. Please refer back to this post to ensure you are on the right track!

PRIORITY 1

  • Buddy stories

PRIORITY 2

Finishing off tasks that have already been started:

  • Mars Project
  • Shape City
  • Blogging
  • Rookie Reporter

PRIORITY 3

Please click here to find your end of year activities menu. Please select tasks that you are interested in and will be able to complete to the best of your ability. Some links you might need are:

Synonyms and Antonyms

This week, we are learning about synonyms and antonyms!

Synonyms are words that have the same or nearly the same meaning.

Antonyms are words that have the opposite meaning.

Create a post on your blog about words synonyms and antonyms.  Your post can be set out like this:

What word doesn’t belong (synonyms):

Happy, sad, cheerful, bright

list the antonyms for the following words:

colourful

Once you have created your post, ask your friends to answer your questions. You may like to present this differently – it is up to you!

Remembrance Day

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The 11th of November is Remembrance Day, a significant date that marks the end of World War I. Next up we’ll hear from two Rookie Reporters who travelled to Gallipoli for the ANZAC centenary commemorations earlier in the year. We asked them to record their experiences and share with us how their view of Remembrance Day had changed since their return. Here’s Tiffany and Lily.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4345710.htm

Post your answers to the questions below as a quality comment.
1. Complete the following sentence: Remembrance Day marks the end of…
2 . Where did Tiffany and Lily go for Anzac Day? Locate using
Google Maps.
3 . Why is Remembrance Day important to Tiffany?
4 . Why was the trip to Gallipoli important to Lily?
5. Where was the dawn service held?
6. Who was James Martin?
7. What happens at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the
eleventh month?
8. How has the trip to Gallipoli changed Tiffany and Lily’s understanding of Remembrance Day?
9. How do you remember those who fought in the war?
Reference:
http://www.abc.net.au/btn/resources/teacher/episode/20151110-rememberingww1.pdf
http://www.york-me-community.org/poppy-appeal-launched-in-york/

GRA: Fish – Week 3

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IN CLASS THIS WEEK, WE WILL CONTINUE TO READ FISH BY L.S. MATTHEWS.
TO STAY TUNED IN WITH OUR LITERATURE CIRCLES ROLES, EACH WEEK, YOU WILL COMPLETE A ROLE BASED ON THE CHAPTERS WE HAVE READ DURING CLASS. THIS WEEK, WE ARE FOCUSING ON CONNECTOR.

Click here for a copy of Fish – Chapter 4

A REMINDER OF THE ROLE IS STATED BELOW:

Your role is to find connections between the text in the following three ways –

Text to text: Text to text connections are when we compare the text we are reading to other similar texts. These texts could be books, movies or a TV show.

Text to self: Text to self connections are when we connect the text to our own experiences.

Text to world: Text to world connections are when what we are reading links to what is happening in the world.

Use the Pages document below to complete the activity. Feel free to add more rows if you need them :)

Making Connections

Global Read Aloud – Week 2

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In class this week, we will continue to read Fish by L.S. Matthews.
To stay tuned in with our Literature Circles roles, each week, you will complete a role based on the chapters we have read during class. This week, we are focusing on Literary Luminary.
On the server,  you will find chapter 2. Read chapter 2 on your iPad and complete the Literary Luminary role.  A reminder of the role is stated below:

Your role is to locate a few special sections of the

text that you think your group would like to hear

read aloud.

The idea is to help people

remember some of the sections of the text that

might be interesting, powerful, funny, puzzling or

important.

1. Choose a passage from chapter 2, to share.

2. Justify why you chose that passage.

Possible reasons for choosing a passage to share:

  • well written
  • confusing
  • interesting
  • surprising
  • important to the text

Don’t forget to give examples from the text!

Once you have completed the above activity in your Reading book, share your work with another member of your reading group.

BtN – Debating Championships

 

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www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4239961.htm

Watch the BtN video and post a quality comment with the answers to the questions below .

1. The teams debating in the BtN story were competing in the…
2. In your own words, describe what a debate is.
3. How many speakers are there on each debating team?
4. How long did the students get to prepare their argument?
5. How can you make a good argument?
6. Who won the debate?
7. What advice do the students give about debating?
8. How does debating help students with their school work?
9. How can it help with different jobs?
10. What was surprising about this story?

Global Read Aloud

We are very excited to begin the Global Read Aloud here in 5V and what’s even more exciting is we are going to be connecting with another class from overseas (stay tuned for more information!). Each week we will have a chance to share our thoughts about the book, whilst also getting to know a bit more about each other and our schools :)

The book we have chosen to read is Fish, by LS Matthews. Below you will see a picture of the book’s cover and the text from the blurb. Your task is to write a prediction about the story. Make sure you look closely at the front image and read all the the text so you can justify your prediction. Think about the story’s characters, setting and plot. Good luck!

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My story starts the day that my parents told me we must leave our adopted home forever. Because of the soldiers and the drought we barely had enough to eat and we could no longer stay to help the people in our village.

Right before we were leaving I saw a fish in a small brown puddle and I knew I had to take it with me. The journey would be hard to get across the mountains—to the safety of the border and the people there who could help us. Yet when I put the fish in the pot I never realized what we would have to face. It never occurred to me to leave Fish behind.

A subtle and sophisticated exploration of life, the strength of humanity, and survival in an unforgiving world, Fish is a story that will teach those who doubt that, when hope is almost extinguished, miracles can happen.