Thursday, 23 May 2013
Next week we are going to be focussing on how to describe in our writing. So we have looked at this excellent text by Paul Mason called "The Bull Run". As we read it together, I asked the class to highlight the language features that the author used. We colour coded the different types. When we had finished we realised how important using a range of verbs was - there were verbs everywhere! We also noticed that there weren't too many similes. Instead, there is a variety of similes, metaphors and personification. (Make sure you google any of these to help you to remember what they are!). It would be awesome if you could have a discussion with your parents about what this means and what you learnt during this activity.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
We have been learning to explain this week so we have been examining texts to see how to set up an explanation? We found out that an explanation begins the writing by briefly introducing the topic but does not give away too much information and this excites the reader because they want to find out more. Check out our shared writing from yesterday!
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
WALT: solve subtraction problems by reversing the problem and adding instead.
We it's great to use the iPads to demonstrate our learning! Great job Zavier, you are confident in using this strategy! I wonder if you can cut any steps out to make it even more efficient?
1. Google Showme
2. Login to showme using the username and password in your email.
4. Click the share button on the bottom right