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GRA: Fish – Week 3

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IN CLASS THIS WEEK, WE WILL CONTINUE TO READ FISH BY L.S. MATTHEWS.
TO STAY TUNED IN WITH OUR LITERATURE CIRCLES ROLES, EACH WEEK, YOU WILL COMPLETE A ROLE BASED ON THE CHAPTERS WE HAVE READ DURING CLASS. THIS WEEK, WE ARE FOCUSING ON CONNECTOR.

Click here for a copy of Fish – Chapter 4

A REMINDER OF THE ROLE IS STATED BELOW:

Your role is to find connections between the text in the following three ways –

Text to text: Text to text connections are when we compare the text we are reading to other similar texts. These texts could be books, movies or a TV show.

Text to self: Text to self connections are when we connect the text to our own experiences.

Text to world: Text to world connections are when what we are reading links to what is happening in the world.

Use the Pages document below to complete the activity. Feel free to add more rows if you need them :)

Making Connections

BtN – Space Suit

Watch the following BtN video and answer the following questions as a comment to this post. Remember to answer in full sentences and use your best spelling and punctuation. Good luck 🙂

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s2857386.htm

1. Write a short summary of this BtN story.

2. What are some of the disadvantages of the space suits being used at the moment?

3. How is the Biosuit different to the older ones?

4. How does the body change in the weightlessness of space?

5. On a mission to Mars that takes about two and a half years, you would come back with the hip bones of a __________.

6. How does osteoporosis affect bones?

7. How does the suit help prevent it?

8. The pretend spaceship shown in the BtN story is called the ___________.

9. Illustrate an aspect of the BtN story in your reading book.

10. What do you understand more clearly since watching Space suit story?

Reading Groups

For one of your activities in reading groups this week you will be reading a digital resource on an Asian country – South Korea.

1. Visit http://www.sunshineonline.com.au/ and type in the username and password. See board.

2. Click on the link ‘Discovering Asia’.

3. Click on the link ‘South Korea’.

4. Read through the chapters of the online book by clicking on the arrows in the bottom left corner or via the ‘Table of Contents’.

5. Answer the following questions as a comment to this post:

a) What different text types are included in the online book about South Korea? Why do you think there is a variation and not all the same one?

b) What are some similarities and differences between South Korea and the country you are investigating for your Getaway clip?

c) List 5 facts that you now know about South Korea.

BtN – Asian Century

Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 2.07.56 pmWatch the clip twice. Write at least sentence length answers as a comment to this post. You may want to extend your answers out to a paragraph if you feel you need to explain in more detail.

  1. Why should Australian children learn an Asian language?
  1. The Asian century is coming. Describe one change happening in Asian countries.
  1. Why is being close to Asia good for Australia?
  1. What are the main languages Australians should learn?
  1. What problems must be overcome to teach Asian languages in Australia?
  1. What is the main idea of the BTN clip?

Quality Comments

This year in Grade 5 we have been enjoying using the class blog to reflect on our learning and get excited about upcoming activities. We have learnt that ‘Quality Commenting’ is a very important aspect of blogging.

What does a quality comment include?

Why is quality commenting important?