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Puss - in - Boots
Giant Giraffe
The Lion and the Mouse
King of the jungle The Hare and the Tortoise
Good Spotting! 
Charlie and Maria
WALT: Understand how and why characters have different viewpoints. 

Make Meaning: People value things differently (analyse).
Apply understanding: How is water valued differently in the world (justify). 

Instructions:
In this lesson we will look at how two characters have different viewpoints on water. We will then analyse how people all value things differently. From this we will apply this understanding into a wider world context  how people in our world (including ourselves) value water differently. 

1. Read text 1 carefully. When you are reading think about how each girl has a different experience with water. 

2. Open the padlet: Drones: Charlie and Maria Then write a post under each title to give your answer for the question. Help each other by discussing what you think. 

3. Complete the presentation Radio Interview: Value of Water that you started two weeks ago. Follow the instructions to record a radio interview that shares what you have learned about how people value water differently. Share on your blog and add to the blog log. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
  Text 1: Charlie and Maria

Links
Padlet: Drones: Charlie and Maria
Presentation: Radio Interview: Value of Water (finish and record)

Extras 
Water Scarcity & The Importance of Water
10 ways clean water changes the world

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Shipwrecked
Walt: Inference by finding clues to help us work out what isn’t told to us in the story. 

Instructions:
This week we are going to read a graphic comic about a man who was shipwrecked. During our reading we will have to inference lots to work out what the author wants us to understand. To do this we will find clues in the text and use our prior knowledge. 

 1. Read text 1 carefully, making inferences as you read. 

2. Open the padlet, Drones: Shipwrecked. Use the text to answer the questions. 

3. Make a copy of the presentation Journal Entry - The Shipwrecked ManFollow your teacher's instructions to write a journal entry pretending you were on the beach when the shipwrecked man finally made it to land. Post it to your blog and the blog log.

4. Explore the Extras! 
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
  Text 1: Shipwrecked

Links
Padlet: Drones: Shipwrecked.
 Presentation: Journal Entry - The Shipwrecked Man

Extras


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Did you shake your tail feathers?
WALT: Understand how and why characters have different viewpoints. 

Make Meaning: People value things differently (analyse).
Apply understanding: How is water valued differently in the world (justify). 

Instructions:
In this lesson we will look at how characters have different viewpoints on the same situation. Then we will analyse how people all value things differently. From this we will apply this understanding into a wider world context. We will learn and understand how people in our world (including ourselves) value things differently. 

1. Read text 1 carefully. When you are reading think about what the characters all have a viewpoint on and how it is different for each bird.

2. Open the padlet: Drones: Did you shake your tail feathers? Then write a post under each title to give your answer for the question. Help each other by discussing what you think. 

3. Open the presentation, Value of Water - Information, to learn all about how people around the world value water. How important and valuable is water to you? How important is water to kids in other parts of the world?

4. Make a copy of the presentation Radio Interview: Value of Water. Follow the instructions to record a radio interview that shares what you have learned about how people value water differently. Share on your blog and add to the blog log. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
  Text 1: Did you shake your tail feathers?
Text 2: Value of Water - Information (new)

Links
Padlet: Drones: Did you shake your tail feathers?
Presentation: Radio Interview: Value of Water (new)

Extras 
Water Scarcity & The Importance of Water
10 ways clean water changes the world
11 Facts About Water in the Developing World

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Gorilla shot dead
Walt: Make an informed opinion.

Instructions:
This week there has been a very interesting story about a Gorilla being shot dead. There are thousands of people saying that he should have not been shot. But at the same time there are lots of people saying the right decision was made. So what do you think? Do you think the Gorilla should have been shot? Well to before you can make that decision you need to know some facts!

1. Make a copy and read the text Opinion: Gorilla shot dead!

2. Write down some facts from the text. 
 
3. Write a paragraph sharing your opinion on the question: Do you think the Gorilla should have been shot?

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
  Text: Opinion: Gorilla shot dead!
Extras:
BBC News
The Times - World News

The Hare and the Tortoise
WALT: Connect themes from multiple texts to them form our own ideas. 
WALT: Use sound clues to solve mystery words.

Instructions:
This week we are going to read a couple of texts which have similar characters in them but they aren't the same. During our reading we are going to think about what the author wants us to think about them. We will need to inference (use the clues in the text and our prior knowledge) to think about each character.

1. Read text 1 carefully. Then complete the Word Exploration task using words from this text. Post to your blog and blog log when completed.

2. Read text 2 then as a group you will have a discussion with your teacher about the two texts. 

3. Make a copy of the drawing Compare and Contrast- Hare & Cat. Follow your teacher's instructions to create your own comic strip. 

4. Explore the Extras! 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
  Text 1: The Hare and the Tortoise
Text 2: The Clumsy Tiger
Links
Presentation: Word Exploration
Drawing: Compare and Contrast- Hare & Cat

Extras 
Hare Facts



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King of the Jungle
Walt: Search texts to find key information

Instructions:
1. Make a copy and read the text King of the Jungle carefully by yourself. 

2. Answer the questions by looking back through the text. 
 
3. Create a google presentation or drawing that shares 3+ facts about lions using the text.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
  Text: King of the Jungle


The Lion and the Mouse
WALT: Connect themes from multiple texts to them form our own ideas. 
WALT: Use sound clues to solve mystery words.

Instructions:
This week we are going to read a couple of different stories and find a common theme in them. Then we are going to create our own ideas (story) from this theme.

1. Read text 1 carefully. Then complete the Word Exploration task using words from this text. Post to your blog and blog log when completed.

2. Read text 2 then as a group you will have a discussion with your teacher about the two texts. 

3. Make a copy of the drawing Comic Strip: Repaying Kindness. Follow your teacher's instructions to create your own comic strip. 

4. Explore the Extras! 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
  Text 1: The Lion and the Mouse
Text 2: Androcles and the Lion
Links
Presentation: Word Exploration
Drawing: Comic Strip: Repaying Kindness

Extras 
The Lion and the Mouse Animation
Wordless book - The Lion and the Mouse 



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Giant Giraffe
Walt: Search texts to find key information

Instructions:
1. Make a copy and read the text Giant Giraffe carefully by yourself. 

2. Answer the questions by looking back through the text. 
 
3. Create a google presentation or drawing that shares 3+ facts about giraffes using the text.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
  Text: Giant Giraffe


Puss - in - Boots
Walt: Understand different perspectives and viewpoints.
WALT: Use sound clues to solve mystery words.

Instructions:
1. Read your text carefully with your teacher.

2. Word Explosion!
This week we are going to look at some words to explode and find out what they mean, what words are similar and how we can use them in our writing. Make a copy of the drawing, follow the instructions from your teacher and complete the task. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
   Text: Puss- in - Boots

Links
Drawing: Word Explosion
Padlet: What are they thinking?

Extra Texts
Puss in Boots


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