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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!

ANZAC Day – Research Task

Choose a famous Australian from the list below. Each of these Australians had significant achievements during conflicts over the past 100 years. Using your research skills you will need to research your famous Australian to find the following information.

  • Albert Jacka
  • Sir John Monash
  • Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop
  • Nancy Wake
  • Ben Robert-Smith
  • When and where was your famous Australian born?
  • What were some of your person’s achievements?
  • What conflict was your person involved in?
  • Where did your person serve overseas?
  • What other jobs/responsibilities did your person have?
  • When and where did they die (if applicable)?
  • Any other significant information you discover.

You will present your information in a Pages document on your iPad. Remember to include a picture of your famous Australian (with a reference) and also to write any information you find in your own words!

Don’t forget you only have one session to complete this task so use your time efficiently!


Using your silent reading book you’re going to create a list of at least twenty adjectives. You will need to write the adjectives into your language book. Once you’ve selected your adjectives you will need to categorise them into number, colour, size, shape or texture/appearance. Remember to CHALLENGE yourself to find some interesting adjectives. EG: Instead of big – try enormous!

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