Posts Tagged ‘English’

BTN (Behind The News) – Parliament House

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3830581.htm

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Parliament House’. Once you’ve watched the story you need to answer the comprehension questions in your Language book.

  • Don’t forget to proof read and edit your writing.
Discussion Questions
1. Where in Australia is Parliament House?
2. The House of Representatives is also known as the ________ house.
3. Apart from federal members who else can sit in the House of Representatives?
4. Describe the purpose of Question Time.
5. What does it mean when the speaker says ‘order’?
6. How many senators are there in the Senate?
a. 56
b. 76
c. 106
7. What happens in the Prime Minister’s sitting room?
8. How much does the flag on top of Parliament House weigh?
9. Describe what the Parliament House building is designed to look like.
10. Can you name two past Australian Prime Ministers?

Local Government Research Task

 You have new neighbours living next door and they are completely new to the area. They have asked you for assistance and it is your job to come up with all the essential information they need for your area. Your new neighbours the Bryce family are a family of 6, Mum Sally (who is pregnant with a baby due soon) and Dad Larry, 13 year old Frank, 8 year old Mya, 4 year old Gus and Grandma Zinia.

Your local council is responsible for many of the services that the Bryce family will need. These services may include rubbish collection, kindergartens, senior-citizen services etc. Using the website of your local council, collect all the information you can for the Bryce family.

http://www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/Home

https://www.banyule.vic.gov.au/Home

https://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/

3 Levels of Government Literacy Activity

As part of our focus this week on the three levels of Government you need to read and respond to these two activities into your language book.

TASK 1: Read the information on the activity linked below. After reading the information you need to answer the class discussion questions on the final page.

3 Levels of Government Task 1

TASK 2: Read each of the Government responsibilities and choose which level of Government is responsible for each.

3 Levels Final Activity

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!

Literacy Task: Jupiter

View each of the images, below, displaying information about ‘Orbits’. Read all of the information and answer the following comprehension questions.

Complete the following comprehension questions into your Language books.

  1. Why do you think no humans have visited Jupiter?
  2. Why do you think the Galilean moons were the first to be discovered?
  3. True or False – Jupiter, like Saturn, also has rings? Give an explanation for your answer.
  4. Which two gases make up Jupiter? As a result of these two gases, what is Jupiter called?
  5. Explain why you believe that Jupiter is colder than Earth.

Literacy Task: First Moon Landing

Image courtesy of: NASA

Research Task: First Moon Landing

For this task you need to research the first landing on the Moon.

You need to present you findings in a school app of your choice. You need to research WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, HOW and WHY.

Remember you only have one session to both research and present your findings so you need to be focused and work hard to complete the task!

Literacy Activity: Thesaurus

A thesaurus is a dictionary of synonyms and antonyms.

Look up these words and write FOUR synonyms for each of the following words. For each of these words also find and list ONE antonym.

Complete in your English book.

pale, impossible, final, cheap, proper, get, select, sudden, behaviour, danger

Literacy Task: Orbits

View each of the images, below, displaying information about ‘Orbits’. Read all of the information and answer the following comprehension questions.

Complete the following comprehension questions into your Language books.

  1. Explain, in your own words,  why objects in our solar system orbit the sun.
  2. Describe the Earth’s orbit.
  3. What is the name used to describe objects in space that orbit?
  4. What keeps the planets in their obit patterns?
  5. Draw a diagram that displays the orbit of Mercury, Venus and Earth. Make sure you label your diagram.

Literacy: Glossary

A glossary is an alphabetical list of terms about a particular topic that also provides the definitions for those terms. Traditionally, a glossary appears at the end of a book and includes terms within that book that are either newly introduced or uncommon.

Using these words, related to our Science unit, create your own glossary in your Language book.

planet, moon, star, orbit, energy, movement, space, solar, atmosphere, axis, scale, environment

Remember that our glossary definitions need to relate to our Science inquiry unit!

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