Sunday, June 28, 2009
This week we're going to concentrate on Matariki.
We'll be creating group storyboards (using the comic layout) about Matariki.
Some links for research:
(The links are all on the one page - including a WickEd site to test your knowledge.)
The story we will use for our storyboarding is the Star Fishes one.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Spelling: There are two activities - one easy, one hard. You can do both if you like.
Spelling & Sentence construction (easy)
Back in My Day Voicethread story
Back in My Day Cloze exercise
The Tortoise and The Eagle - fable from Africa
I will be reading with all the reading groups this week. Make sure you've read the 'Back in My Day' story before you come to read with me.
And as an extra activity if you finish everything else - you can go to SpellingCity.com and do some BEA activities there.
Click on the picture to go to the Kung Fu Sentences activity. Once you've completed the online activity do the worksheet and paste into your Reading/Language book.
Thanks to the "Thinking Things From Snaith" website.
Click on the picture to go to the story.
Read the story on the web then answer the questions on the worksheet - circle the correct answer.
Friday, June 19, 2009
If you're ready to work on your flicks come and get a handwriting card from me instead.
A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?
Look at the pictures in this voicethread. Talk about what is happening in each picture. Then draft your own version of the story. When you're ready, come to me to record it and post it.
Back in My Day Voicethread
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Back in My Day Cloze
Once you've completed the exercise come back to this page, click on comment and tell me what % you got correct. (Don't forget to include your group name!)
Listen to the story "Back in My Day" and follow the words in the journal (p 12).
Once you've done that click here and answer the questions.
The Quiz relates to the story. Talk about the questions as a group and complete together - make sure you take turns to use the mouse and make sure you listen to each other.
Copy this poem into your handwriting books. Remember to put today's date at the top and write on every second line. Rule off after you have finished. Remember also that each line of the poem is written as you see it here.
My clothes were badly rumpled,
and my eyes were glazed and red.
My binder left a three-ring
indentation in my head.
I slept through class, and probably
I would have slept some more,
except my students woke me
as they headed out the door.
Here is your question:
Having read both halves of the poem, who is the author of the poem? Click on comment and write your answer (don't forget to tell me who you are - and if your group has different answers to the question then write them all down but tell me who thought what.)
Remember that the best effect for scanning is using coloured felt pen for outlines and jovi or coloured pencil for colouring in.
Then see Ms Fothergill for help recording your script. We will be creating some “voicethreads” with the comic and recorded script.
Plan a weekend recount. You might like to draft it in writing first or do the pictures first.
Choose a comic layout to use. (Choose from one hanging above the couch.)
Draft pictures to fit the boxes - you must tell your whole recount in one page.
Write a short script for your story. (You will be recording your script later.)
- Recount planning
- Recount publishing
- "Back in My Day" podcast & quiz
- "Back in My Day" cloze exercise
If you finish all your tasks you can view the tasks in the "Extra for early finishers" post and then consult the "I'm finished now what can I do?" chart.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
- Go over your recount again. Finish it if you need to. Make sure you have all the elements of a recount in there:
- Check for spelling mistakes - underline the words you're unsure of.
- Get a buddy from your group to read your story with you to make sure it makes sense.
- Change any sentences you need to then bring the finished story to me
Orientation (who, what, when, where)
Events in the order that they happened
I fell asleep in class today,
as I was awfully bored.
I laid my head upon my desk
and closed my eyes and snored.
I woke to find a piece of paper
sticking to my face.
I'd slobbered on my textbooks,
and my hair was a disgrace.
Visit this website and read about Apirana Taylor (the narrator). Then answer these questions as a group - click on comments and write your answers here.
 When was Apirana Taylor born?
 In what year did he win the 'Te Ha Award for Poetry'?
 Name the four countries he travelled to on his poetry tour.
 Name the characters in the Freedom Flight story.
 What are they?
If you want an idea of how an acrostic goes check out this one written by an 8 year old boy up in Auckland.
Once your group has brainstormed your ideas click on the comment box and write your acrostic there. Remember to set it out like this:
And don't forget to tell me your group name so I know whose poem it is.