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August 6, 2018
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Student Generated Research Questions

Last week students worked in small groups to develop their research questions for the geography projects. This is not a complete list, students are welcome to come up with some of their own as well.

Sample Questions

Climate (Climate means what types of weather is in the country. Some examples are rainfall, temperature and seasons etc.):

What disasters usually occur in your country? How cold does it get in your country at night? How hot does it get in your country in the day? What is the highest temperature in your country? What’s the lowest temperature in your country? What is the normal temperature in your country? What are the seasons in your country? What order are the seasons in? How many litres of rain do they get each season in your country? Do they have different seasons from Australia in your country? When does the rain fall mostly in your country? Where is your coldest place in your country? Where is your warmest place in your country?

Flora (Plants, nature, environment, fruit, vegetables, flowers, grasses, bush, trees, petals, rain forests, forest, shrubs):

What type of flora is in your country? What is the most popular plant in your country? What is the biggest forest in your country? What is the tallest tree in your country? What is the oldest tree in your country? What is the tallest flower in your country? What is the smallest flower in your country? What is the most popular flower in your country? What is the most popular herbaceous plant in your country? What are the native plants in your country? What part of your country has the most plants? What is the plant life expectancy in your country? All of these questions with underwater plants.

Fauna (species, endangered species, different types of animals. For example: dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and goats):

Where do the animals live in your country? Where do they come from in your country? How many of each animal in your country?

Population (how many people are in a place or country and per square kilometre and how many people are spread out over a country or a place):

How many people are in …? What is the most populated city? In what year did they have the most population? What is the least populated city? How many people are there square kilometre? What is the age range? What is the age expectancy?

Landmarks/natural features (Landmarks can be natural elements. Land marks mean famous areas and a lot of them are cities and some of them can be places from the olden days.)

What is the most famous landmark in your country? What are all the natural landmarks in your country? What man made landmarks are in your country? Where are they located in your country? What area are they in your country?

August 2, 2018
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Adjectives to Describe Character and Setting: Lesson 1 

Read the first 7 paragraphs from this excerpt of ‘The Wizard from Oz’  with your group and list the words and phrases used to describe the setting. Remember to visualise what you think the setting looks like as you read. After you have identify the describing words/phrases, draw a picture of what you imagine the setting to look like based on what language the author has used.

http://www.kancoll.org/books/baum/oz11.htm

July 25, 2018
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Learning Rocks! Writing Trait, Sentence Fluency!

The book said… My connection… Points

 She wiggled her ears–first her right one, then her left–stuck out her tongue, and turned Joe into an apple. Then she turned John into an apple for letting Joe cheat.

 

3 pts – This reminds me of fairy tales I’ve read where witches turn people into frogs.

This helps me understand the text because I understand that this is made up story like a fairy tale where magical things can happen.

 

2 pts – This reminds me of fairy tales I’ve read where witches turn people into frogs. This helps me understand the text because I understand it is a fairy tale.

 

1 pts – This text reminds me of a fairy tale that I have read.

(…3…2…1…0)

 

Support: 

‪Jessica bought 3 packets of lollies. There are four lollies in each packet. How many lollies did Jessica eat?

A basketball team has 9 players. In a tournament there are 5 teams. How many players are there in total during a tournament?

‪James buys 6 boxes of chocolates. Each box has 7 chocolates. How many chocolates does James have altogether?

‪Candice is planning a party and has 30 guests coming. She buys 4 cakes and cuts each cake into 8 slices. How many slices of cake did Candice have? Did she have enough for each of her guests?

 

Reinforce:

At swimming lessons there were 8 groups. Each group had 7 students. When they lined up in groups how many students were there altogether?

At a soccer tournament there were 7 teams. There are 11 players in each team. When they lined up for the presentation at the end how many players were there

altogether?

A basketball team has 7 players if 6 teams come to play how many players were ready to play?

At the picture theatre there are 11 rows with 12 seats in each row. How many seats altogether in the theatre?

 

Extension:

Mariana walked 5 km in one hour. At that rate, how far can she walk in 12 hours?

Iggy swims 20 laps every day. How many laps will he swim in 2 weeks?

Charlotte could jump 20 times each minute. How many times could she jump in two hours?

Deylan could run 7 km in one hour. At that rate, how far could Deylan run in one day?

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