Posts Tagged With: reading

Treehorn is shrinking…

We loved reading an extract out of Treehorn in class.  He has a big problem at school:  he is shrinking and he can’t reach the water fountain!  But no one wants to listen to him.  The teacher sends him to the office, the secretary is too busy to pay attention and the principal only hears what he wants to hear.  This made for a lively class discussion about how adults listen to children, or how they sometimes don’t listen to children, but actually should.  The children presented their own version of the story as a role play.

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Grade 5’s Research African Fantasy

Reading is a vital research skill. It can be challenging and fun at the same time. Information about several different characters of African folklore had to be researched and summarised in tabular format under specific categories. Some of the children used the iPad app, ‘Notability’ to highlight key information needed in their summaries. Working together in small groups added to the fun.

Discovering the diversity and imaginative ideas in our colourful African cultures will hopefully stimulate creative ideas in our Gr 5’s own creative writing next week,  as they try to invent some fantasy characters of their own!

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