May 2017 archive

Week 7 Reading Activities

RESPOND TO READING

We are learning to gather information from explanation texts and respond by answering comprehension questions.

Click on the picture below.

Listen to and read the information presented, at the end answer the comprehension questions.

ORAL LANGUAGE

We are learning to orally explain answers to various questions using information to support the explanation.

Week 6 English

RESPOND TO VIEWING

Before watching The Australian Cotton story complete half of the 3-2-1 Bridge thinking tool.

After watching The Australian Cotton story complete the final half of the 3-2-1 Bridge thinking tool.

ORAL LANGUAGE

Watch Why do volcanoes erupt?

While watching Why do Volcanoes erupt? complete the chain sequence graphic organiser, identifying the different steps that cause a volcano to erupt.

Using the chain sequence graphic organiser orally explain to a peer why volcanoes erupt.

LISTEN TO READING

Log on to Epic

Search, watch and listen to Studying Weather and Climate.

How does the internet work?

  1. What does the BtN episode explain?
  2. In which decade was the internet invented? a) 1950s b) 1960s c) 1970s
  3. Explain how the internet started.
  4. In which year did Tim Berners-Lee create a system for sharing information around the world?
  5. What did he call it?
  6. How is this information transmitted around the world?
  7. Describe the cables used to transmit the data.
  8. What did you learn watching the BtN story?

 

Explanation Texts

We are learning to identify the structure and features of explanation texts.

Watch How tsunamis work and then create a diagram, drawing and labelling how a tsunami works.

Explanation texts are written in present tense.  Play the Tense game to practise identifying present tense.

RESPOND TO READING

Click on the link explaining explanation texts.  Read the six points of information and than click on the link to take the quiz!