Senses seed

Today you are going to use this amazing video to unpack a senses seed. Watch the seed very carefully and imagine you are the iguana being chased by snakes.

Once you have completed the seed, you will begin a descriptive piece of writing about the video.

Aaron Blabey – Author study…

Today you will use the i-Pads to research Aaron Blabey and unpack a descriptive seed on him…

You will need to break the seed up into 5 parts.

  • Who is he?
  • Personal information…
  • Description of what he does…
  • What has he achieved/written…
  • Conclusion > What will he like to do in the future…

You will be able to use the following websites to help you research Aaron Blabey.

http://www.scool.scholastic.com.au/schoolzone/toolkit/assets/pdfs/Authors_Aaron_Blabey.pdf.pdf

http://www.booktopia.com.au/aaron-blabey/author971.html

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1634014.Aaron_Blabey

If you are able to complete your research you will be able to write a structured biography that has a paragraph for each of the sections in your seed.

Homework: Snapshot writing

For this week’s homework you are going to complete a short snapshot based on the image below. Remember a snapshot piece of writing is based on one moment and needs to include the following:

  • Senses – What you can see, hear, feel, taste and smell.
  • Adjectives to describe nouns
  • Similes to add description
  • Synonyms to replace boring words (example: scared > terrified, happy > ecstatic)
  • Emotive words to explain feelings
  • Hook the reader in by having an exciting and interesting opening sentence
  • Attempts to correctly spell unknown words by stretching out the sounds in the words.

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Look and Learn Task: Thailand Tiger Temple

Tiger temples in Thailand are very popular attractions for tourists, who are able to pay money to have close encounters with tigers.

Last week, authorities raided a Tiger Temple in the capital city of Thailand and what they discovered was shocking.

Together we will read the following article about the discovery in the Tiger Temple.

http://www.bagheera.com/journal/un-agencies-speak-out-on-thai-temple-tigers.htm

The picture above shows part of the terrible discovery at the Thailand Tiger Temple

Many people pay money to see tigers close up. The tigers in the Tiger Temples are not treated well. Many are drugged and their enclosures are nothing like their natural habitat.

For your look and learn task today you will respond to the following tasks in as much detail as possible.

  • Describe what was discovered in the Thailand Tiger Temple.
  • After reading the text, describe how you feel about the Tiger Temple in Thailand.
  • Explain why you think the Tiger Temple have killed tigers and tiger cubs.
  • Explain how you think the public can stop the poaching and illegal trading of tiger parts.

Look & Learn Task: Sharks

Over the past 2-3 years, shark attacks have become more common. Many dangerous sharks are protected species, meaning they cannot be caught and killed by fisherman. Many people believe that sharks should be killed because they are becoming more dangerous and in Western Australia, they have started culling sharks if they get to too close the shore.

Many other people believe sharks should not be culled for a variety of reasons.

Look at the images, watch the video clips and then provide detailed answers to the tasks below in a blog comment.

Describe why there has been more shark attacks recently..

Explain why some people think sharks should be culled…

Describe why many people think sharks should be left alone…

What is your opinion? Do you think sharks should be culled? Why/Why not?

 

The Australian Flag

Today we are going to unpack a seed on the Australian Flag. The Australian Flag is a symbol for our country and every country has their own flag. There are also many other types of flags around the world that represent communities, groups of people, clubs, etc.

The Australian Flag was designed in 1901 and is blue, red and white. The flag has three symbols on it: The Union Jack, the Southern Cross and the Commonwealth/Federation Star.

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After watching the video, unpack a seed on the Australian Flag. What is the Union Jack? What is the Southern Cross? What is the Commonwealth/Federation Star?

Many people believe the Australian Flag should be changed because it is out-dated and does not represent all Australians. Do you think the flag should be replaced?