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  1. Reading Rotations Week 2

    October 11, 2017 by Mr Richo

    A: B.T.N


    Watch the B.T.N about the new 10 dollar bank note.


    Once you have watched the story you need to answer the following questions in your English book. Make sure you rule a margin, use neathandwriting and use full sentences.

    What new features does the $10 note have?
    Describe a security feature of the new note.
    Who are the two famous faces on the $10 note?
    Name three facts you learned about Banjo Patterson.
    What well known poems did he write?
    Describe the work that Dame Mary Gilmore did.
    Why do you think she was included on the $10 note?
    What did you learn watching the BTN story?
    Do you like the new $10 note? Give reasons for your answer.


    When you have completed these questions you need to investigate the faces on all the Australian bank notes. You need to choose one person to further research.

    On two pages of your scrapbook you will detail the life of the person you have chosen that features on one of our notes. You need to include;


    When and where the person was born.

    What was life like for them growing up.

    What some of their achievements were.

    What contributions have they made to Australian society.

    Why do you think they were chosen to be represented on an Australian bank note.

    A picture of them and a picture of the bank note they are on.


    B: I.L.T (Independent learning task)


    Complete the following activity on Sharks in your English book.



    Note: You do not need to answer the questions under the headings ‘Create’ or ‘Hands On’. Instead you will choose one species of shark. In your scrapbook you will use one page to create a fact page about your chosen shark. You will need to include its;
    Size + Appearance
    Where it can be found
    Interesting facts.


    C: Reading + Writing


    Complete this task about gorillas in your English book. Your writing must be neat and your page must be set out correctly.

    Gorillas At Risk



    D: Reading (collect a hard copy)


    You need to complete ‘Alphabetical Building Blocks’ and ‘Following Directions’.

    Once that is completed…

    you have the opportunity to ‘Free Read’! You can read any book you like for the remainder of the session.









  2. Share Market btn

    August 7, 2017 by Mr Richo



    Answer these questions in your English books:

    1. What is the street being mentioned in this BTN?
    2. Define the terms: stock exchange, shares and brokers.
    3. What is the proportion of Americans living below the poverty line?
    4. Protesters believe that the greed of Wall Street is bringing down the rest of the country. Why do they think this?
    5. What is the estimated profit made by the money business on Wall Street each year?
    6. How is this BTN using the term “inequality”?
    7. What is the main point of this BTN?
    8. What do you think can be done to help the situation at Wall Street?

  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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