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June 14, 2017
by leesclassroom
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Modelled GIST Writing (original article in bold)

The GIST is defined as “the substance or general meaning of a speech or text

Other words for GIST include: main idea, theme, central idea, heart of the matter, important point, essence,

The following method is a great way to find the GIST (main idea of a text).
You’ll notice I leave out supporting details and don’t highlight any information already used.

1st paragraph:

Though “fishing” might seem to be a term that requires no definition, with nearly 38 million people engaged in the activity–most of them amateurs rather than commercial fishers–perhaps there is some merit to looking at defining what it means.

1st paragraph (keywords highlighted):

Though “fishing” might seem to be a term that requires no definition, with nearly 38 million people engaged in the activity–most of them amateurs rather than commercial fishers–perhaps there is some merit to looking at defining what it means.

GIST (based on the keywords): While fishing requires no definition it might be worthwhile doing so as there are close to 38 million amateur fishermen.

2nd paragraph:

“Fishing” can be officially be defined as the process of catching wild fish or other aquatic species from waters, either for sustenance, as a business or for sport.

2nd paragraph (keywords highlighted):

“Fishing” can be officially be defined as the process of catching wild fish or other aquatic species from waters, either for sustenance, as a business or for sport.

GIST (adding to first 20 words): Fishing, an activity completed by 38 million amateurs, is the process of catching aquatic species for food, business or sport.

3rd paragraph:

Commercial fishing is catching fish for sale, while recreational fishing is the activity of sports enthusiasts, and can be either for the purpose of eating them or the sport of catching them, or both. By some definitions, other aquatic species, such as mollusks and crustaceans are considered to be caught by “fishing” for them, but the term generally excludes harvesting fish on commercially stocked fish farms. Nor does it include sea mammals, such as whales or dolphins.

3rd paragraph (keywords highlighted):

Commercial fishing is catching fish for sale, while recreational fishing is the activity of sports enthusiasts, and can be either for the purpose of eating them or the sport of catching them, or both. By some definitions, other aquatic species, such as mollusks and crustaceans are considered to be caught by “fishing” for them, but the term generally excludes harvesting fish on commercially stocked fish farms. Nor does it include sea mammals, such as whales or dolphins.

GIST (adding to last GIST): Fishing, an activity completed by nearly 38 million amateurs, is the process of catching aquatic species for commercial or recreational reasons.

(The original text can be found at: https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-fishing-1311910)

 

June 8, 2017
by leesclassroom
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How to measure an angle with a protractor:

New Information:
  1. Place the midpoint of the protractor on the VERTEX of the angle.
  2. Line up one side of the angle with the zero line of the protractor (where you see the number 0).
  3. Read the degrees where the other side crosses the number scale.

go to: Using a Protractor

First scroll down to Have a Go Yourself! and practise using a protractor

Application:

Measure the angles you find on the word (YEA) on this sheet:

New Information:

Go To: Maths is Fun Using a Protractor

View two animations that show how to draw an angle using a protractor

Application:

Below the word (YEA) on sheet draw the following angles: 45°, 125°, 260°, 90°, 20°

May 10, 2017
by leesclassroom
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Featured Student Blogs

For today’s session your are asked to check out how students at MPPS use their school blogs. If you scroll down on the left hand side bar you will see a list of links titled: SHOWCASED PAST STUDENT BLOGS. These are all worth checking out.

Term 3 Unit Goals Reflection

Also, following on from our work around how to leave a good comment, check out:

ht[tp://afrah2013.global2.vic.edu.au/2012/10/23/100-word-challenge-week-6/

http://afrah2013.global2.vic.edu.au/2013/05/29/100wc-week-32/

April 27, 2017
by leesclassroom
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Today we looked at creating guidelines to writing a good feedback comment. The year 6 and 7 students at Huzzah have spent some time coming up with a clear list. Its interesting to note how they have grouped them into four main areas.

As you continue to work on the your suggestions and guidelines think about how you might want to group them.

At Huzzah they have also written about why we want people to leave a comment. Please read what they have to say and let me know what you think.

Another thing you might want to do is show your blog visitors an example of a good comment. As you research other blogs take note of any comments you come across that work well. In a future lesson we will look at how to send the readers of your blog to that comment through a link.

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