Literature Circles – Book Review


To conclude our Literature Circles sessions for the term you are going to to write a review of your book. You need to include; your book’s title, author, a summary of the story (don’t give away the ending!), and a rating out of five. Your summary should include – where the story is set, who are some of the main characters and what is the complication in the story.

You need to draft and proof read and edit your review in your Literature Circles book. When you have completed your drafting and editing you need to show the teacher before you publish it using the Pages app on your iPad. You should read through your summaries in your workbook to help you write your review!

BTN (Behind The News) – Marngrook Footy

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4659784.htm

  1. Write a short summary (one-two paragraphs) the BTN Marngrook Footy story to another student.
  2. Briefly explain how the game of Aussie Rules was invented.
  3. Some people say that Aussie rules may have been based on which sport played by Indigenous people?
  4. What does Marngrook mean in the Gunditjmara language?
  5. The ball in Marngrook is made of a.Possum skin b.Kangaroo skin c. Cow hide
  6. About how many players are there on each team?
  7. Finish the following sentence: In a game of Marngrook, the winner is the person who…
  8. In Djab Warrung language the word mumarkke means what?
  9. Do you think Aussie Rules and Marngrook are similar? Explain your answer.
  10. What was surprising about the story?

BTN (Behind The News) – Spacesuit History

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4726527.htm

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Spacesuit History’. After viewing the story you need to answer the following comprehension questions into your language book. Remember to write both the question and the answer and answer in full sentences.

1. What was the main point of the Spacesuit History story.
2. Why do astronauts wear spacesuits?
3. What keeps astronauts cool?
4. Spacesuits are made of about how many different layers?
5. When was the first spacesuit worn by an astronaut in space?
6. What design features did the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong for the Apollo mission have?
7. Describe in detail the spacesuit created by Elon Musk.
8. What do people think about the design?
9. Create a timeline showing important moments in spacesuit development.
10. Name three things you learnt watching the BTN story.

Chance Investigation

Complete each of these open ended Maths questions into your Maths grid book. Remember that for some of these questions there are more than one answer! In the event that there is more than one answer you will need to present each of the different answers.

  1. A new family is moving into the house next door to you. You’ve been told that the family has five children but you do not know if they are boys or girls. What might the gender of the children in the family be?
  2. A toy manufacturer wants to design dice where the chance of throwing a ‘red’ is 1/2. What might the dice look like?
  3. Your sibling is always complaining that it always rains on their birthday. When might their birthday be? Give reasons for your response.
  4. I chose five balls from a bag of balls without looking. I noticed that there were three red and two blue. What might the colour of the balls in the bag be and how many balls might there be?
  5. CHALLENGE: I have 30 socks in my drawer and the are different colours. They are 12 black, 10 blue, 2 brown and 6 grey socks. If I close my eyes and pull socks out at random, how many socks must I pull out before I can be certain to have a matching pair?

eSmart Week

How to be safe online!

https://www.esafety.gov.au/kids-quiz/

This week is National eSmart week. As a grade we have been discussing ways in which to keep ourselves safe online. Your task today is to write a ‘recipe’ for others to follow to keep safe online. First let’s refer to the format of a procedural text via spellodrome-

Here are some links for you to refer to-

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/bullystoppers/rtpworthrisk.pdf

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/bullystoppers/rtpdigitaltattoo.pdf

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/bullystoppers/rtppix.pdf

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/bullystoppers/rtpprivate.pdf

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/bullystoppers/rtpremix.pdf

You need to plan and write your draft in your writing book. After editing your work (I will be focusing on your editing today, I need to see your corrections for spelling, punctuation etc and I need to see you expand on your ideas, or rewrite parts to improve the clarity of your writing), you need to publish this work onto your blog.

Financial Maths – Money Investigation

Complete each of these open ended Maths questions into your Maths grid book. Remember that for some of these questions there are more than one answer! In the event that there is more than one answer you will need to present each of the different answers.

  1. I want to take $100 out of the bank. What are the different ways that I can ask for this amount of notes?
  2. You are spending 5 nights away on holiday. You have $500 for your accommodation. Where could you stay? (see below)

TOP CLASS HOTEL: $300 per night

4 STAR HOTEL: $225 per night

3 STAR HOTEL: $100 per night

2 STAR HOTEL: $60 per night

BACKPACKERS HOSTEL: $25

For this question you need to show 3 different ways to organise your accommodation.

3. Work out all of the different ways I can make $1 using coins.

4. Watch the linked BtN story – http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4526332.htm

Once you’ve viewed the story you need need to answer the following questions.

  • If you could change one of the notes currently in use to a coin, which one would you choose? Why?
  • If you could change one of the notes currently in use (not the $5 note) to a new design, what would it look like? Why did you choose this note and what new features would you add?

Financial Maths – Budgeting

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/catalogue

https://www.coles.com.au/catalogues-and-specials/view-all-available-catalogues

Using the two online catelogues above, you need to create your own shopping list. Your shopping list budget is $100.

To create your list you need to take screen captures of each item that you are going to purchase. Each image should then be put into a pages or keynote document.

To include:

  • The number of each item you are purchasing (eg: two cartons of milk)
  • The price you are paying for each item
  • Total price you have spent
  • How much change will you receive when you pay for your shopping
  • Follow what we learned yesterday in Life Ed. – no alcohol, no energy drinks, only small numbers of soft drinks, coffee etc.

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