Week 8 – Daily Five Activities

Respond to reading

TASK:  Select one of the following authors to research: J.K. Rowling, Rowan Mcauley ‘Go Girl’, John Marsden, Paul Jennings and Mem Fox

Create a profile of your author on a Google Slide presentation, including;

  1. Name
  2. DOB
  3. Death (if applicable)
  4. Books written
  5. Family
  6. Where they were born
  7. Where they currently live
  8. Past careers
  9. Interesting facts

Work on Words

TASK:  Click on the link below to learn about letter clusters and spelling patterns using interactive word searches.  Complete at least four of the word searches.

Read to someone 

TASK:  Select a text from one of the featured authors.  Read to a partner and together write a summary of what was read.  Repeat with the other partner.

Read to self

Sustained reading for 20 minutes.  Select a text from one of this week’s featured authors: Rowan Mcauley ‘Go Girl’, J.K. Rowling, John Marsden, Paul Jennings, Mem Fox

Listen to reading

Listen to 2-3 of the below texts.  Write a short book review, suggesting who you would recommend the story to, why and a short synposis of what the book is about.

I’m Australian Too – Mem Fox

Possum Magic – Mem Fox

The Rabbits – John Marsden

Little Squirt – Paul Jennings


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