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April 27, 2017
by libby2016

links for digital information texts lesson

http://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Adaptation sophisticated


http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/adaptations internet explorer only





April 21, 2017
by leesclassroom
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Blogging Sites For Review

http://technologythreaders.edublogs.org/ http://yollisclassblog.blogspot.com.au/ http://madamepratt.edublogs.org/ http://share.sis.org.cn/mhuiet/#.VwXbt_l95D8 http://mrmillersblog.com/ http://writingwithmrj.edublogs.org/ http://1008wgs.edublogs.org/ http://www.averybunch.com/ http://tracymuller.edublogs.org/ httpp://3hcrew.edublogs.org http://blog.elanco.org/ageimanla http://curiouslycollaborative.blogspot.com http://mrsjalland.primaryblogger.co.uk

March 27, 2017
by leesclassroom

Homework: Writing a Summary

As a part of the homework each week you need to write a summary of what you have been reading.

Summary: a brief statement or account of the main points of something.


Summarising can be a tricky skill to learn. It is good to know because it is:

  1. an important part of reading. It teaches you how to focus on the main ideas of what you are reading.
  2. helps your language skills as you rewrite into your own words.


The following steps will help you write your summary:

Somebody wanted …,

but …

So …

Then …

March 24, 2017
by leesclassroom

Weekly Wrap Up

This week we started off with integrated studies by doing a poster on rules about the school grounds and laws on the road we explained it in pictures and words we also found out how laws are made in Australia.

We also learnt how to improve our story’s by rewriting to have better understanding on how to write our story’s we did the begging, build up problem, resolution and ending.

We did the reciprocal teaching to read texts in our reading groups on rules and laws and went through the steps which are predict read clarify question and summarise we have been focusing on deep questioning.   

In maths we did renaming and regrouping for a purpose using a think board we were focusing on explaining we used first I … next I … then I ….  And using because to really explain our thinking this helped so we can get a really good understanding.  

We have also been learning about reading like a reader and reading like a writer and the differences between the two.               

March 21, 2017
by leesclassroom

Weekly Wrap Up

This week we begin a regular series of posts where students talk about the learning that occured within the class. Below is our first posting from last week’s student reporters, Mariana and Adrian.

This week we got into groups to do reciprocal teaching, the steps of reciprocal teaching are Predicting, Reading, Clarifying, Questioning and Summarizing.

We also learnt about the three different types of verbs such as action verbs. They are an action that is physical or mental. A linking verb links words that describe label or identify nouns or pronouns, and helping verbs help the main verb express an action or a state of being.

We regularly write a piece of writing. This week we wrote a fiction text about someone who is kind.

This week in numeracy we did place value. In the topic of place value we did renaming and expanding. Here is an example of expanding:

4567 becomes 4000+500+60+7. With the knowledge of place value, in groups we measured our height.

In integrated studies we talked in groups about what if we tried to go shopping with no road laws, our groups got given a person. They were cyclist, parent with small kid, blind person with a guide dog, migrant or foreigner that is not a citizen, and an old citizen. We also read our independent reading book regularly.

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