Literacy

Week 10




Week 9
Literacy Timetable
Week 8


Tahi
Rua
Toru
Wha
Monday 60min
Teacher: All groups
Reading
Spelling
Writing
Language
Spelling
Reading
Writing
Language
Tuesday 60min
Teacher: Tahi & Rua
Writing
Language
Spelling
Reading
Writing
Language
Spelling
Reading
Wednesday 90min
Teacher: Toru & Wha
Handwriting
Spelling
Reading
Writing
Language
Word Challenge
Handwriting
Spelling
Reading
Writing
Language
Word Challenge
Thursday 90min
Teacher: Rua & Toru
Writing
Language
Word Challenge
Handwriting
Spelling
Reading
Writing
Language
Word Challenge
Handwriting
Spelling
Reading

Katalina
Amber
Elizabeth
Robert
John
Benioni
Karen
Ben
Camilla
Katrina
Macane
Rebecca
Phoenix
Shweta
Thunder
Zainab
Damon
Monalisa
Pa'a Jnr
Abbey
Mohana
Zechariah
Vatrina
Reading Journals
2008 P2N2 Get on the Floor
2008 P2N1 Teamwork
2008 P2N1 Teamwork
2008 P4N2 Patu Mania

Handwriting
  • Choose any school journal from the class journals. Find a story and read it. Once you've read the story copy out one paragraph of the story in your neatest handwriting.
    WALT: write with consistent shape and size.

Spelling
  • 1. Write out your new spelling words and their definitions.
  • 2. Write a sentence using the word correctly.
    WALT: increase our vocabulary and spelling strategies.

Reading
  • 1. Read the journal story and answer the questions.
  • 2. Read a chapter book of your choosing.
    WALT: read for meaning.

Writing
  • 1. “Mobile Phones” argument to be complete, with evidence of proof reading and editing.
  • Wha: You will take part in a class debate on Monday afternoon, plan your argument in your draft writing book.
  • 2. Add an idea to the class brainstorm.
    Create a T-Chart (For / Against) “YouTube in the Classroom”. List at least 5 arguments for both sides.
    Add facts and examples to your arguments in another pen colour.
    Write an magazine article that considers both sides of the case.

    WALT: consider both sides of an argument.

Word Challenge
  • Create a full page drawing in your language book that shows the meaning of the word “danger”.
    WALT: to visualise words and concepts with images and colour.

Language
  • Language worksheet 5 No. 1 - 20
    WALT: improve our grammar and vocabulary




Week 7
Thursday
WALT: backup our reasons with examples or evidence to persuade our audience

Persuasive writing
"Mobile phones should be allowed / banned in school."- Brainstorm with students and share their ideas and arguments. - Teacher models how reason is justified with facts and examples.
- Students plan and write persuasive essay in draft writing book.
(Mr. Wood originally said only record but this had changed. It must be written first.)- Students conference with teacher re WALT.


Monday/Tuesday
WALT: read between the lines to understand what the author means but does not say. SC: I will use clues in the text and my own knowledge to help me understand what is not said.
Tahi After the Storm - 1992 P2N2
Teacher Practice: ARBS- Hit the dirt with style Activity: Continue argument on Graphic Organiser (Should mobile phones be allowed in class?)
Rua The Class Newspaper - 2003 P4N2
Activity: Plan argument on Graphic Organiser (Should mobile phones be allowed in class?)

Teacher
Practice: ARBS- Hit the dirt with style

Toru Andolino - 1996 P4N2
Teacher Practice: ARBS- A Shattering Breakthrough Activity: Plan argument on Graphic Organiser (Should mobile phones be allowed in class?)

Wha The Compost Heap - 1986 P3N1
Activity: Plan argument on Graphic Organiser (Should mobile phones be allowed in class?) Teacher Practice: ARBS- Ambiguous Sentences

Ext- Play ‘Free Rice’ - English Vocabulary: on wiki-Games



Week 6
WALT: find key words & phrases to help us summarise the text. SC: Use selective highlighting to find in text WALT: respond to the key ideas in a persuasive argument SC: write a letter to the editor with your point of view
Tahi
1. Read: Letter to editor by teenager. (Ext: Free Rice IWB) 2. Practice: Highlight keywords and phrases.3. Write: a persuasive letter to the editor with your point of view.
Rua and Toru
1. Read: Letter to editor by teenager or dad. (Ext: Free Rice IWB) 2. Practice: Highlight keywords and phrases and summarise.3. Write: a persuasive letter to the editor with your point of view.
Wha
1. Write: Persuasive letter to Editor
2. Read: Speak your Mind 3. Practice: Highlight & “Summary - For & Against” 4. Practice: create “For & Against” chart in reading book - Mobile phones at school?


Extension: plan your own argument (using a graphical organiser) for or against mobiles phones in school. Record using Audacity & save to G Docs.








Week 2
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Week 1
1. As a group create a Compare and Contrast Venn diagram on A3 paper. Compare the images in the two panels below, what is different, what is the same?
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2. Continue reading"The Amazing Adventures of Veggie Head"
Write your answers to these questions in your reading book.
Page 6: Why do you think the author used small panels at the bottom of the page?
Page 8: What does the background of the top panel tell you?
Page 9: What can you infer from the bottom panel?