Posts Tagged ‘Literacy’

BTN (Behind The News) – Armistice 100 Years

Click on the link below to view the BtN story of your choice.

TASK ONE – Once you have watched the story to will need to click on the link for the discussion questions and then answer the questions in your language book.

TASK TWO – Choose a second story that interests you and write a summary of the BtN explaining what the story is about, why is this significant and also concluding with your own feelings on focus of the story.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4913739.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4913738.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4913763.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4913734.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4913740.htm

BTN (Behind The News) – Space Effects

Click on the link below to view the BtN film ‘Space Effects’.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4422483.htm

Answer the following questions neatly and carefully using full sentences in your Language books.

1.What was the main point of the Space Effects story?
2.How long was Scott Kelly in space?
3.Where did he live while he was in space?
4.What interesting things did Scott take into space?
5.How much taller was Scott when he returned from space? Why
was he taller?
6.Why do astronauts lose bone and muscle mass in space?
7.What do they do to strengthen bones and muscles while they
are in space?
8.Would you like to spend a year in space? Why or why not?
When you have answered the questions above then you can watch these BTN Space clips.
Find out more about Scott Kelly-click on the link below.
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/22527246
So how do you keep yourself busy in space?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/33096620

Partial Lunar Eclipse (Herald Sun) Activity

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/news/partial-lunar-eclipse-observed-around-the-world/news-story/de733b1b9e5695d6b17ff5c53ec6b6c1

Activity 1. Eclipse excitement

After reading the article about the partial lunar eclipse, answer the following questions in as much detail as possible and in your own words in your language book. PROOF READ & EDIT when completed.

• When did the partial eclipse occur?

• Which countries could see the eclipse?

How much of the moon was obscured?

• When does an eclipse occur?

• When do we get to see the eclipse?

• How long does the eclipse last?

BTN (Behind The News) – Moon Landing

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s2627599.htm

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Moon Landing’. Once you have watched the clip you need to answer the following comprehension questions in your language book.

  1. How many people watched the moon landing on television?
  2. What do you think is meant by the statement “It’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”?
  3. What promise did US President John F. Kennedy make?
  4. Why was going to the moon more complicated than going into orbit?
  5. What role did Australia play in the mission?
  6. Why is the United States planning to send people back to the moon?
  7. Do you think it is money well spent? Explain your answer.
  8. Why do you think the moon landing will be remembered as one of the biggest achievements of all time?

NASA Sun Announcement Activity

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/news/nasas-announces-ambitious-mission-to-the-sun/news-story/5263c9a73649d3d3e0259d2e2727192a

Read the story and answer these questions in your language book.

i. Where is the Parker Solar Probe traveling to?

ii. Why has it taken so long to send this mission?

iii. How close to the sun will the probe travel?

iv. How hot will it get?

v. What will protect the probe?

vi. What do the scientists want to learn from the mission?

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 – The Planets

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

Questions: (To be completed in your Language Books)

  1. Why do you think Uranus and Neptune were the last planets to be discovered?
  2. Using the written and visual information on these cards and your own knowledge, write a brief definition of what a planet is.
  3. There are currently 8 planets in our solar system, but there used to be 9! What happened to Pluto?
  4. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, but Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system. Why do you think this is the case?
  5. For each of the 8 planets in our solar system write one or two facts about it.

 

Literature Circles – Book Reviews


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) – Visiting Pluto

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4274304.htm

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Visiting Pluto’. Once you’ve viewed the story you need to answer the following comprehension questions in your language book.

  1. What is the name of the spacecraft that took photos of Pluto?
  2. Pluto was first discovered in…
  3. What do scientists know about Pluto?
  4. Why is it called a dwarf planet?
  5. When was the spacecraft launched?
  6. What interesting things are on board the spacecraft?
  7. New Horizons is the fastest spacecraft NASA has ever built. True or false?
  8. Write a question you would like to know the answer to about Pluto.

Literacy: Glossary Task

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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