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  1. Readers Theatre

    October 11, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Morning 6R,

    Your task today is to read, rehearse and perform a short play. Mr Davies will assign you your play.

    In your literacy groups, you are to assign roles, read through the play and consider how you will ‘perform’ the play.

    Some things to think about are:

    • where you stand on stage / stage direction
    • actions to accompany the lines
    • voice / expression that matches your character
    • performance to an audience

    You will be performing your play to the class, so bring your a-grade acting skills!

    Extension: Think about filming this play. Storyboard and film it using different camera shots and angles. Which part of the story calls for a close up?

    Readers Theatre Plays

    Cinders gets her fingers burnt

    Goldie meets the three not-bears

    The stone in the road

    The sugar and spice house

  2. The Main Idea – Why Use Social Media?

    July 25, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Finding the Main Idea

    Once you have found the Main Idea in the example above, read the article below on social media and the article’s Main Idea.

    Why Use Social Media?

  3. Grammar/nouns – Reading Rotations W2

    October 10, 2016 by Mr Richo


    Complete the below activity:

    Noun Groups

  4. Reading Groups- BTN ‘What is an electorate?’

    July 25, 2016 by Mr Richo

    Watch the BtN video and answer the questions below as a quality comment.
    1. At election time, people vote for the ______________ who are
    running in their________________
    2. What is an electorate?
    3. How many federal electorates are there in Australia?
    4.How many square kilometres does the electorate of Grayndler
    5. Which is the largest electorate in Australia? How many square
    kilometres does it cover?
    6. How are electorates worked out?
    7. Who are electorates named after?
    8.What is a safe seat?
    9.Why do politicians spend a lot of time campaigning in marginal
    10.What do you understand more clearly since watching the BtN

  5. Reading Inquiry Task- Week 2

    July 18, 2016 by Mr Richo

    Reading Activity – Parliament History Timeline

    Check out the timeline on this website:
    This website displays important events in Australia’s electoral history. Choose ONE event that interests you. Using the coloured paper in your group’s folder, write out the key points from this event and draw a picture representing the event. At the end of the session, add your event to the timeline.

    It would be a wise choice to draft your paragraph in your reading book first and check with a friend before publishing on the coloured paper.

  6. Reading Week 2

    July 18, 2016 by Mr Richo

    Watch the BtN video below and answer the questions as a quality comment.
    ©ABC 2016
    1. Before you watch the BtN story, record what you know about
    2. What happened in ancient Greece that led to people wanting a say in decision making?
    3. The word `democracy’ comes from which two words?
    4.Monarchies became popular in the Middle Ages. Explain what a monarchy is.
    5. Why was Magna Carta an important document?
    6. In Australia we have something called a ________________
    7. Who represents us in parliament?
    8. What are the values that form the basis of democracy in
    9. Give an example of another form of government.
    10. What do you understand more clearly about democracy?

  7. Reading Response Menu

    May 13, 2016 by Mr Richo

    1. Tell what you like or dislike about one of the characters.
    2. Rewrite the ending differently: ie sadly, realistically, outrageously,
    3. Imagine what you would have done when……
    4. Rewrite part of the story as a news report. Set it out as you would see in a newspaper.
    5. Write a different story around on of the characters
    6. Write a letter to the author expressing your views about the book
    7. Explain how this book compares with another by this author
    8. Paint or draw scenes from the book
    9. Design an improved cover for the book and explain why yours is better
    10. Make a poster advertising the book
    11. Write an advertisement about the book
    12. Record or video yourself reading a dramatic part of the book
    13. Make a model of the hero/heroine of the story
    14. Make a cartoon strip about the main episodes of the book
    15. Draw a map of the main location of the book
    16. Make a mind map to explain how all the characters fit into the story
    17. Make a family tree to show the relationships of the characters
    18. Write a diary entry for one of the characters
    19. Design the front of a newspaper with different items about the book
    20. Write a poem suggested by the mood or atmosphere of the book
    21. Research to find out something about a part of the book
    22. Work out some interview questions to ask a character during a T.V. interview
    23. Draw the characters in the clothes that they would wear during your favourite part of the story
    24. Make a list of the things you would take with you if you were to join in the story
    25. Make a diorama of a scene from the book
    26. If you were a parent/teacher of the main character, what would some advice be that youwould offer the main character
    27. If you were to make a T.V. program about the story, who would you choose to act out thecharacters from the book

  8. Making Damper

    March 14, 2016 by Mr Richo

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  9. Literature Circles

    May 24, 2013 by Mr Richo

    Term 2 2016

    Our novels are….

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