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Week Beginning: Monday 26th November
Please view the appropriate file and fill out your answers on the response sheet provided.






Week Beginning: Monday 12th November
This week, you will be focus on the features and structure of a written Procedural text.

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Feel free to use the graphic organiser below to help you plan your own procedural text.

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Week Beginning: Monday 8th October
This week, you will continue to look at different styles of poetry.
*Tuesday
Read the following poems:


Include the following information to the poetry presentation you began last term:
  • 3 different styles of poetry
  • The features of these styles
  • 3 famous poems or poets

Also remember to also include definitions and examples for the following words in your presentation:
  • similes
  • metaphors
  • alliteration
  • rhyme
  • onomatopoeia
  • imagery
  • personification
  • repetition
  • visualising


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*Thursday

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*Friday

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Week Beginning: Monday 10th September
This week, you will respond to the following writing prompt.

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Week Beginning: Monday 30th July
This week, you will plan and compose your written Persuasive text.





Week Beginning: Monday 23rd July
This week, you will be focus on the features and structure of a written Persuasive text.

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Week Beginning: Monday 4th June
This week, you will explore reflective writing. You will complete your semester reflection for your reports. Please read through the example below to help you. Please also download the following template to type on to.




I have learnt
This semester I have learnt more about persuasive texts. I have learnt how to structure persuasive texts and what language to use in them. I have also learnt about ratios for the first time. I have learnt that ratios are like equivalent fractions and I have learnt how to write them the correct way.

I am most proud of
This semester I am most proud of making it into the top Hoop-time team. Our team made it through to state finals which means we are one of the top teams in Victoria. I am also proud of my achievements this semester in mathematics. I have really improved my problem solving and division skills. I now know how to do long and short division.

I need to improve on
I need to improve on my multiplication skills and remembering basic multiplication equations and strategies. I also need to improve on keeping my work neat and organising my work.

I will try to
I will try to behave for all the teachers I have and take into account everything that my teachers say. I will also try to do homework every night and hand it in before or on the due date, instead of handing it in late. I will try my best to achieve everything I come across.




Week Beginning: Monday 14th May
This week, you will explore explanation reports.

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Week Beginning: Monday 23rd April
This week, you will explore information reports.

Please look at the images below to help you understand the features and structure of information reports.

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Week Beginning: Monday 16th April
This week, you will explore note taking strategies.

Monday
Example: The RMS Titanic, Still in Our Hearts, 100 Years Later

Article One: Scientists Discover Perfectly Preserved Juvenile Woolly Mammoth
Article Two: Enterprising Nine Year Old Builds Gaming Arcade From Cardboard Boxes

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Tuesday
Example: How Technology Can Transform the Human Body

Video: How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries


Wednesday
Example: Beneath That Beguiling Smile, Seeing What Leonardo Saw

Article: In the Bronx, Painting Together at an Open-Air Gallery

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Week Beginning: Monday 19th March
This week, you will explore "exciting endings".

Write three possible endings for these plots:
  1. A skateboard champion has won five championships. She's not the nicest person, she's really selfish and arrogant. But then she gets injured...
  2. There is a tiny glitch in time. For a few minutes two doctors from 2044 are in your living room. They have discovered a way to make people run faster...
  3. A boy discovers he can read thoughts – but only when everyone in the room is silent. He uses this fact to cheat in tests, get himself onto the football team and see what his parents really think of him.




Week Beginning: Monday 20th February
This week, you will look closely at your writing and try to increase interest levels, i.e. "Ban the Boring Bits".

Please read the passages below. Which do you prefer? Why?

Before:
I got up that morning and got dressed quickly, ate my breakfast and ran to school. The bus for camp was leaving at 8.00. Myra and I sat together and we ate lots of chips and lollies in the back seat. It was a really boring trip. We stopped at a place for lunch, and everyone ordered hamburgers which were yuck. We finally got to the camp and everyone was really tired and went to bed. The next day we went on a bush-walk and Myra fell in a hole and it took two hours to get her out. Camp was really good.

After:
Camp was really boring until Myra fell into a hole. We were walking along this dusty track pretending to look for birds and suddenly her foot slipped. She gave a sort of grunt and the bottom half of her body slid right down a hole while the top half stuck out on the track, looking stunned.

Activity
Write a BORING paragraph on a very exciting event.
Please select a topic from the list below:
  • Meeting Justin Bieber
  • Getting lost in a chocolate factory
  • Winning one million dollars
  • Driving in a Ferrari
  • Being Principal for a day
  • Going to a Disco




Week Beginning: Monday 20th February
This week, you will continue to explore the "7 Steps to Writing Success".




Week Beginning: Monday 13th February
This week, you will continue to explore independent writing routines. You will also revisit the "7 Steps to Writing Success":
  1. Plan for Success
  2. Sizzling Starts
  3. Tightening Tension
  4. Dynamic Dialogue
  5. Show, Don’t Tell
  6. Ban the Boring Bits
  7. Exciting Endings