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Biography Writing

What is a biography? What features are included in a biography? Begin researching a famous astronaut of your choice. Things to consider researching: Name D.O.B / Death Height / Weight Nationality Place of Birth Education Hobbies / Interest Space Exploration… Continue Reading →

WRITING – Send a postcard to Curiosity – Mars Rover

https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/participate/postcard/  

WRITING – Similes and Metaphors

Watch the below clip:   Complete the following task: Similes: It makes a comparison of two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”. For example: As big as an elephant As dark as the night As cold as ice… Continue Reading →

WRITING – Idioms

Watch the below video about idioms: What are idioms? An idiom is a phrase whose meaning can not be interpreted literally. The group of words together has a completely different meaning than the individual words. Example: “It’s raining cats and… Continue Reading →

WRITING – Poetry – WK2T3 – Cinquain

What are Cinquain Poems? Watch: Here is how to write a Cinquain poem: Line 1. Title – one word. This is the subject matter of your cinquain poem. Line 2. Description – two words Two things that describe your subject…. Continue Reading →

Writing – Wk1T3 – Haiku Poems

Watch the below video:   What is a Haiku poem????? “Haiku” is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has… Continue Reading →

WRITING – ANIMAL INFORMATION REPORTS

What is an information report? Formal written information reports usually follow a very specific structure. The first part of an information report is the title, or heading, of the report. This will tell the reader what topic is covered in… Continue Reading →

WRITING – Information Reports – Fidget Spinners

http://time.com/money/4762207/fidget-spinner-inventor-catherine-hettinger/ Research the following questions about FINGER SPINNERS, you may already know a lot about them. What is a fidget spinner?   http://www.smh.com.au/business/innovation/how-the-fidget-spinner-origin-story-spun-out-of-control-20170511-gw35ee.html Record your findings in your WRITING BOOK –  this is a handwritten task. Write down your information… Continue Reading →

WRITING – Week 9 – Persuasive – Junk Food

Here are some links to help you with your research: https://kidshealth.org/en/kids http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/junk-food-vs-healthy-food/ http://www.livestrong.com/article/410164-advantages-disadvantages-of-healthy-food-vs-junk-food/ https://healthy-kids.com.au/school-canteens/ http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/management/Pages/canteen.aspx https://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/5FFB6A30ECEE9321CA257BF0001DAB17/$File/Canteen%20guidelines.pdf https://www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/ http://www.activehealthykidsaustralia.com.au/                

WRITING – Week 3 – Character Development

Character Development This week we will be looking at what makes an interesting character within a story. Talk to the person next to you about your favourite story character. Why are they your favourite? What traits do they have? Watch… Continue Reading →

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