Below are the homework expectations for 3/4 students for 2018, other elements may be added over the course of the year. Homework is due every Friday.
Read this excerpt of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory‘.
As you read, identify the adjectives, adverbs or the phrases used to describe the factory and see if you can visualise the setting. Draw this into your book.
Read the follow excerpt from ‘The Wizard of Oz’.
With your group, list the words and phrases used to describe the setting. After you have identified the describing words/phrases, draw a picture of what you imagine the setting to look like based on what language the author has used.
Read the text Cinderella and make connections to Cinderlilly and other fairytales you may have read.
Read the following text and fill out the table with your group. Remember to use the clues in the word to help you come up with the definition!
|Word||Base/Root Word||Prefix/Suffix||Word Meaning|
A conjunction is a word that joins together words, phrases, or parts of sentences.
Practise using conjunctions by playing this game .
Once you have had some practice, revise your own writing and look for places in your story where you have used conjunctions or need to include conjunctions.
Read the following text. Using your knowledge of context clues, clarify the underlined words. Use the picture below to help you.
Here are some questions to research about time. You can create a PowerPoint, a word document or write your answers in your book.
1 The prefix ‘oct’ usually stands for ‘eight’ as in octopus (eight arms) and octagon (eight sides). Why isn’t October the eighth month? What other months appear to have the wrong name?
2 Why do we have leap years?
3 Will 2100 be a leap year?
4 Some cultures use different calendars. What year is it in other calendars? Eg Chinese calendar
5 Where do the names for the months of the year come from?
6 Where do the names for the days of the week come from?
7 Why is it winter in England when it is summer in Australia?
8 What is the Western calendar (with January, February, etc) also called?
Follow the link to read about forces for your reading groups.
List as many text features as you can see!