100 Word Challenge: Seahorses Eating Purple Avocados

Seahorses Eating Purple Avocados

I wake up on an odd day, and hear a noise. I feel deep down in my bones something isn’t right. I stumble down the stairs and make my way to the kitchen, where I had heard the noise. When I see the source of the noise, I’m weirded out and I think about how on earth they got there.

I stare at the elephant sized seahorses eating my purple avocado. Though, what really weirds me out even more is the fact that they are all just sharing one avocado. I ignore them and go to check off my calendar for today. When I look at the date, it is April 1st… April Fool’s Day.

By Brooke

100 Word Challenge: The Avocado of Doom

The Avocado of Doom!

By Reen

It was a steaming day in the Savannah. A massive elephant was trudging along the long dried grass. The elephant was walking for hours, searching for something to devour. At last, he came upon a shimmering purple avocado. He was so hungry, he didn’t even take off the sparkling skin. The elephant bit the seed and it was as hard as five bones.

The world started to spin and the sand lifted off the ground and surrounded the petrified elephant who closed his gigantic eyes. The next thing he knew, he was as tiny as a pencil! He had turned into a seahorse!

100 Word Challenge Prompt

Today we are going to have a go at using at 100wc.net prompt to write a very descriptive piece of writing.

The prompt is …I heard them before I saw them…

This prompt must be included in your writing somewhere!

Your writing could be a short descriptive story or a snapshot.

Think about:

  • What is your writing going to be about?
  • Where is the setting?
  • Who are the characters?
  • Will it end in suspense?
  • How will you start your writing to hook in readers?
  • What powerful words will use?

To complete this piece of writing, we will follow the writing process and unpack a small seed to help give us some ideas. After we have finished the seed, we’ll go onto a draft.

 

The Darkling Beetle: Determining Importance

Darkling Beetle

Darkling Beetles belong to the family Tenebrionidae. They are a family of beetles found worldwide, estimated at more than 20,000 species.

Many of the beetles are black. Darkling beetles eat both fresh and decaying vegetation. Major predators include birds, rodents and lizards.

The larval stages of several species are cultured as feeder insects for captive insectivores and include the very commonly known ‘mealworms’ and ‘superworms’ and the lesser-known ‘mini mealworms’. Mealworms are commonly used as feed for reptiles, fish and birds and are so easy to find from supply companies.

Mealworms can be grown in a wooden box or box eight to ten inches deep. They grow best in a container with large surface areas. The sides should be smooth to prevent them from escaping. The mealworms are mostly nocturnal and prefer a dark environment. Some sand may be provided at the bottom.

HERALD SUN READING TASKS

Below are reading texts that your reading group will read and answer the questions in your reading response book. While reading, use your comprehension skills to understand the text and try and determine the most important pieces of information. When you answer the questions in your book, remember to write neatly, write a title, SL1S and answer the questions in clear sentences.

Reading Groups 2, 3 & 4

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/animals/swimmers-off-the-uk-coast-had-the-experience-of-a-lifetime-when-hundreds-of-humansize-jellyfish-floated-by/news-story/894bc24101fc059a1a5ab428a3c0bed9

Reading Groups 5 & 6

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/technology/this-australian-teenager-is-already-hugely-successful-as-a-tech-developer-and-now-hes-working-to-reinvent-chicken-nuggets/news-story/59ce4fb494b27fdcd81274e38c63d4c6

Turn it into a question.

To understand different nonfiction texts we are using some quick strategies to focus on the text to try and understand what we are reading. Last week we used the PEEK strategy to determine importance and this week we are going to use the titles and questions to focus our reading.

To do this, we need to read the headings and then ask a question from the heading. The questions we ask will focus our reading, because we will need to try and find and answer in the text.

To do this, I have prepared a triple entry journal for us to practise together based on this nonfiction text on ants.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/group/ants/

Information Report: Sharks

3/4A CLASSROOM

An information report is a piece of writing informs readers about a topic. It is written in linked sentences and contains true information.
An information report has a beginning (introduction), middle (detailed information about the topic) and a conclusion.

Today we are going to unpack a seed in preparation for an information report. We will use the sub-headings and images to help us unpack the seed.

CLASSIFICATION – What is it?

APPEARANCE: What it looks like, size, weight

BEHAVIOUR – What it does, diet, how it catches its food

HABITAT – Where they live

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