Sunday, 19 October 2014

Show Not Tell

Room 5 are working on making our writing more interesting. We are taking a boring sentence and making it come alive by showing not telling the highlighted words.

WALT show not tell in our writing

She was happy and excited when she went for a swim on the hot sunny day with her best friend.

How do we feel, look like, and what do we do when we are happy and excited? (SHOW)

How can we SHOW she went for a swim?

How can we SHOW the hot sunny day?

How can we SHOW a best friend?

I will begin by describing what the characters body felt like.
I will describe what has happened using my senses.
I will describe what they were thinking
I will leave the audience hanging

·                     Write in the third person

·                     Use capital letters and full stops.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Welcome to Term 4

Welcome to term 4 everyone. There is only nine weeks of school left for the year with lots of learning still to happen! This term we have our Athletics Day coming up along with Parent-Teacher interviews and reports.

Have a look at the Online Cloze Reading we are doing in class and children can practice at home as well. This is one way to support comprehension and understanding when reading a story. We use 5 strategies to support our learning and picking the right word

  1. Looking for capital letters because we know sentences start with a capital letter.
  2. Does the sentence make sense with the word we are using?
  3. Try all the words to see what word makes the most sense. 
  4. Read on past the blank space to help gain more meaning.
  5. Look for words in the text that have a relationship with a word in the list (garden -overgrown, window - broken, running - feet)
We are all looking forward to a great term.