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Adjectives

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!

BTN (Behind The News) – Wild Weather

Click on the link below and watch the BTN story ‘Wild Weather’ then answer the questions below.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3681044.htm

Focus Questions:
1. Summarise the Wild Weather story. (One paragraph)

2. What Australian states have recently been hit with extreme weather?

3. What types of extreme weather did these parts of Australia experience?

4. What is the name of the ex-tropical cyclone that recently hit the coast of Queensland?

5. Due to flooding thousands of people in Bundaberg recently had to ___________ their homes.

6. In the BtN story, Sarah wanted to find out why we are getting all this wild weather so she visited the Bureau of:
a. Meteorology b. Archaeology c. Astronomy

7. Why would you normally see more cyclones in summer?

8. What factors can increase the severity of a bushfire?

9. How did this story make you feel?

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!

BTN (Behind The News) – ANZAC Day

Please view this BTN story about ANZAC Day and then answer the following questions onto the Pages app on your iPad. You need to answer the discussion questions with both the question and the answer.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s1352954.htm

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1. What are some ways that ANZAC Day is commemorated?

2. What does ANZAC stand for?

3. Why is ANZAC Day on April 25th each year?

4. How many ANZAC’s were killed or wounded at Gallipoli?

5. How long were the ANZAC’s and their allies at Gallipoli?

6. What is significant about Alec Campbell?

7. What has Gallipoli become a symbol of in Australia?

8. Why are ANZAC Day services held at dawn?

9. Why were ANZAC biscuits created?

10. Other than Gallipoli where were some other places that Australians have fought?

BTN (Behind The News) – ANZAC Day

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3991546.htm

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘ANZAC Day’. Once you have watched the clip you need to answer the following questions into your Language book.

1. Anzac Day only pays tribute to the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli. True or False.
2. What do the letters A.N.Z.A.C. stand for?
3. How many people in Anzac’s family have been given the name Anzac?
4. Which relative of Anzac’s fought in the First World War?
5. When did WWI begin?
6. Why did Arthur Walker have to lie about being Aboriginal?
7. When did the Australian soldiers land at Gallipoli?
8. In which country is Gallipoli?
9. Have you ever attended an Anzac service? Briefly describe what it was like.

Bushrangers Research Task

Choose an infamous Australian bushranger from the list below. Using your research skills you will need to research your chosen bushranger to find the following information. If you already have a lot of knowledge of one of the listed bushrangers then choose another from the list to learn about.

  • Martin Cash
  • Frank Gardiner
  • Ben Hall
  • Captain Thunderbolt
  • Harry Power
  • Ned Kelly
  • What was your bushranger’s full name?
  • When and where was your bushranger born?
  • What were some of your bushranger’s most infamous crimes?
  • How, where and when was your bushranger finally caught?
  • What punishment did they receive for their crimes?
  • When and where did they die?
  • 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 bushranger (with a reference) and also to write any information you find in your own words! You may even like to be creative and present your information as a Wanted poster!

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

 

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