Tuesday, 26 September 2017

27th September


Block 2
Shared Book 20m - The Outsiders

Online Novel

Outsiders Booklet with Questions

Maths Warm up

 - IXL
Proportional Reasoning

Block 3
UOI - 3. Create your own protest against your issue.
Use Google Drawing to present your images and portraits 

- Use explore to find a wall image and import.
- Find or take portrait images and paste this onto your wall.
- Insert a text box and reflect on your chosen issue and how your portraits protest against this.


Bock 4

 - How we express ourselves

- Embed a video that relates to HWEO - you might like to use one from the provocations site

Find a clip (Youtube) that speaks to you about our UOI - HWEO

Embed it into your site 

Write a reflection as to how it reflects / explains your understanding of this UOI (Connection)

Explain how this may be used in our classroom (Quick Write etc)


Find an article using Kiwi Kids News that relates to our CI (Hint: use the "Search site" in the top right hand corner -

Screenshot part of the article and embed this image in a post - link the image to the URL of the article.

Write a reflection as to how this article relates to our CI

Extra for fast finishers:

Literacy - Writer's Workshop - Solitary Existence - Monday 25th September 2017

Solitary Existence
Read the piece below and then work your way through the activities in this workshop.

Six months earlier, Ben had lived in the city. Life had been busy; a constant buzz of people and traffic. In some ways, living in the city had been comforting, as if he was part of an urban family, a melting pot of people of all ages and all walks of life. However, Ben had tired of that life; it was now time for a change of direction. Standing on his porch, Ben drew breath. As the clean, cool air filled his lungs, a smile spread across his face…

Question time!

Why do you think Ben is smiling?

What can you deduce about Ben’s previous life in the city?

How is his life different now?

What does the title ‘solitary existence’ mean?

Which of Ben’s two life experiences would you prefer?

How does Ben travel across the lake?

How does he spend his days?

Where does Ben get his food from?

What does he have inside his house?

Sentence challenge!

Look at each of the simple sentences below. Can you add a subordinate clause to extend them? Remember, you’ll need to use a conjunction like ‘and’ or ‘so’ or ‘but’.
A small wave rippled across the tranquil water.
It had been raining all morning.
Ben enjoyed living here.
He had grown tired of living in the busy city.

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?
The house sat on a rock in the middle of a lake. Trees surrounded the lake. Ben dived into the water.

Continue the story in your writing book.

Success Criteria
Talk Partner
include specific detail.
include a problem and a resolution.
include complex sentences (use a semi-colons for provide further explanation)

include dialogue
use powerful verbs, adverbs and adjectives when describing the main character and setting.
build up tension and suspense.
include similes and metaphors when describing.

What I do to improve for next time:

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