Read the following text about Manatees. Work with your group to find the facts and opinions in this text.
Read the following article, focusing on finding cohesive ties in the text.
Read the text about Omar the Cat.
Can you find any cohesive ties?
Use this link to help you plan your persuasive piece of writing.
Today in reciprocal teaching we are going to be looking at the difference between facts and opinions.
Read the text below with your group, following the steps to reciprocal teaching.
Station 1: ‘A Pirates Life of Me’ (questions below the text)
Station 2: ‘Athletics versus Gardening’
Station 3: ‘Should We Pay for Plastic Bags?’
Station 4: ‘Choosing a Classroom pet’
Station 1:Greeting from Holiday Cove
Station 2:A Trip to the Zoo
Station 3:How to Play Spud
Station 4: Barbequed Fruit
Station 5: Growing Nasturtiums
Your task is to find out about your families immigration story. For some of you, your parents or grandparents may have been the ones to immigrate to Australia. For others it will be someone further back in your family’s history. Students of indigenous background can research their family story to share with the class.
Below is the link with an outline of the project
Below are the homework expectations for 3/4 students for 2018, other elements may be added over the course of the year.
3/4 Home Reading Expectations
- Reading at least 20 minutes each day
- Reading to be logged in diary each day (Monday to Friday), on the right hand page.
- A parent is to sign or initial to show that reading has been done
- Students are responsible for maintaining reading log
Reading log should include the following information:
[Time spent reading] [Book title, Pages or chapters read] [Easy,Just Right or Too Hard] [Parent’s signature]
|20 mins||Charlotte’s Web, Pages 35-58||JR||J. Smith|
3/4 Home Writing Expectations
- The following two activities should occur once a week and each take no more than 20 minutes each
- Work to be placed in homework book , reading response on the left hand page.
- Students are responsible for maintaining homework book
Word work on the right hand page:
This word means ______________________________________________
I can use this word in a sentence. _________________________________________________________
Synonym – A word that means something similar is _________________________________
Word connection – Words that have similar parts, words that have this word inside it. _____________________
Reading Response on the left hand page:
1st Paragraph: Recount of what you have read.
Recounts are a way of retelling important parts of what you have read. When you are planning your recount, think about the important and interesting parts. Recounts are usually written in the order in which they happened. This is called chronological order.
To do this you will have to use time connectives such as: firstly, next, then, after that,
Thinks to remember are:
- Are the events in time order?
- Is it in the past tense?
- Does it use time connectives? e.g. firstly, next, then, after that, meanwhile, eventually, later, finally
2nd Paragraph: Personal response to what you have read.
That is really what reading is all about – reacting to what is being said and to how the author says it! You relate the ideas, feelings and events in a passage to your own ideas, feelings and experiences. You also record your personal response to what you have read.
Thinks to remember are:
- What connections did I make?
- How do I feel about what I read?