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Kids Talk

https://www.abc.net.au/btn/campaigns/kids-talk/

The disappearance of Mars Patel

http://www.marspatel.com/

https://cbca.org.au/shortlist-2019

Week 4 Reciprocal Reading Groups -

Michael Theobald has just turned one and his greatest gift was the donated liver which saved his life

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/explainers/michael-theobald-has-just-turned-one-and-his-greatest-gift-was-the-donated-liver-which-saved-his-life/news-story/80d264a2837b209982b06734ca533faf

(Matthew, Zen, Sam, Annabella)

A teacher from a poor village in Africa has won the world’s richest teaching prize

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/humanities/a-teacher-from-a-poor-village-in-africa-has-won-the-worlds-richest-teaching-prize/news-story/ce63f8928e9cba35697e0d458a4485b4

(Ohashee, Ethan, Angelina, Krish)

Big new plan to close sports gender pay gap in Australia

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/sport/big-new-plan-to-close-sports-gender-pay-gap-in-australia/news-story/1df67fa1427dcf4150df50ad0316c49c

(Kai, Elliott, Kristian, Nathan)

Cartoonist Mark Knight explains why he linked swimmer Mack Horton’s protest to Neil Armstrong’s historic moment

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/news/cartoonist-mark-knight-explains-why-he-linked-swimmer-mack-hortons-protest-to-neil-armstrongs-historic-moment/news-story/4d099a3dda9c043d3175e8387005f7c8

(focus group - Sienna, Zavier, Isla, Chaq, Chris, Marcus)

Study finds that planting a trillion trees could pause climate change for 20 years

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/environment/study-finds-that-planting-a-trillion-trees-could-pause-climate-change-for-20-years/news-story/1bde920c73c2c76537a5a56a53b492d2

(focus group - Joshua, Ella, Casey, Silvana)

A rush of tourists trying to climb Uluru before it is banned is polluting the rock and its parks

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/environment/a-rush-of-tourists-trying-to-climb-uluru-before-it-is-banned-is-polluting-the-rock-and-its-parks/news-story/da5db6b877ce2e44f47a5fbf07a6b4f0

(Elise, Zoe, Olivia, Katelyn)

Week 3

Articles from KidsNews

Auschwitz camp survivor Hedi Fried reveals the questions she is most asked about the Holocaust

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/history/auschwitz-camp-survivor-hedi-fried-reveals-the-questions-she-is-most-asked-about-the-holocaust/news-story/c90df0cac51f5709930d97d51f50ff7e (Ohashee, Ethan, Angelina, Krish)

A disease we think of as from history books is making a comeback in Australia due to our poor diets

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/health/a-disease-we-think-of-as-from-history-books-is-making-a-comeback-in-australia-due-to-our-poor-diets/news-story/41864be20d2a73b8329e784f26f70a49

(Matthew, Zen, Sam, Annabella)

Chatty family dinners are at risk of extinction as work and technology takes over

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/technology/chatty-family-dinners-are-at-risk-of-extinction-as-work-and-technology-takes-over/news-story/82b864f6a51d0a58550c85e9be45b121

(focus group - Sienna, Zavier, Isla, Chaq, Chris, Marcus),

An ear doctor in the UK removed an enormous chunk of ear wax, which led us to ask: what is ear wax?

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/explainers/an-ear-doctor-in-the-uk-removed-an-enormous-chunk-of-ear-wax-which-led-us-to-ask-what-is-ear-wax/news-story/291d48d0f4a7bf4b6814dbd56d56d618

(focus group - Joshua, Ella, Casey, Silvana)

This Australian teenager is already hugely successful as a tech developer and now he’s working to reinvent chicken nuggets

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

(Kai, Elliott, Kristian, Nathan)

(Elise, Zoe, Olivia, Katelyn)

Dimitar - Sunshine Online

The man from Snowy River

https://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/paterson-a-b-banjo/the-man-from-snowy-river-0001004

Reciprocal Reading Groups - Term 2 Week 2

Reciprocal Reading Texts - Groups

Articles from KidsNews

Chatty family dinners are at risk of extinction as work and technology takes over

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/technology/chatty-family-dinners-are-at-risk-of-extinction-as-work-and-technology-takes-over/news-story/82b864f6a51d0a58550c85e9be45b121 (focus group - Joshua, Ella, Casey, Silvana)

A disease we think of as from history books is making a comeback in Australia due to our poor diets

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/health/a-disease-we-think-of-as-from-history-books-is-making-a-comeback-in-australia-due-to-our-poor-diets/news-story/41864be20d2a73b8329e784f26f70a49 (Ohashee, Ethan, Angelina, Krish)

Auschwitz camp survivor Hedi Fried reveals the questions she is most asked about the Holocaust

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/history/auschwitz-camp-survivor-hedi-fried-reveals-the-questions-she-is-most-asked-about-the-holocaust/news-story/c90df0cac51f5709930d97d51f50ff7e (Matthew, Zen, Sam, Annabella)

Documentary film about former AFL footballer Adam Goodes sparks strong emotions

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/humanities/documentary-film-about-former-afl-footballer-adam-goodes-sparks-strong-emotions/news-story/1207aeca15c59340981005032d0d9e08 (Kai, Elliott, Kristian, Nathan)

An ear doctor in the UK removed an enormous chunk of ear wax, which led us to ask: what is ear wax?

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/explainers/an-ear-doctor-in-the-uk-removed-an-enormous-chunk-of-ear-wax-which-led-us-to-ask-what-is-ear-wax/news-story/291d48d0f4a7bf4b6814dbd56d56d618 (Sienna, Chaq, Isla, Zavier, Chris, Marcus)

New research shows that drinking even a small amount of soft drink a day can lead to disease

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/health/new-research-shows-that-drinking-even-a-small-amount-of-soft-drink-a-day-can-lead-to-disease/news-story/20e64a66fed664f485f0a7a759a3a3c7

(Elise, Zoe, Olivia,Katelyn)

Dimitar - Sunshine Online

https://lifelessons4u.wordpress.com/tag/theres-a-hole-in-my-sidewalk-poem/

Mulga Bill’s Bicycle

https://panique.com.au/trishansoz/mulga-bill/mulga-bills-bicycle.html

Class serial options

See How they Run

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/552935.See_How_They_Run

The Whale Rider

https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-whale-rider-9780143011392?utm_expid=.nIywxqyASHCa5KpnTueQsQ.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

Bridge to Terabithia

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40940121-bridge-to-terabithiahttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40940121-bridge-to-terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia

This has a lot of great poems and activities. It walks you through the meanings. Scroll down and you can get poems on alliteration, imagery, metaphors etc

https://fizzyfunnyfuzzy.com/ - Great for kids getting into poems.

http://www.mywordwizard.com/kids-poems.html - Kid friendly poems, has also a variety of poetic device specific poems

https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/how-to/articles/ - Poetry forms and there structure along with loads of great poems

Monday

LI: To actively think during the reading process

To think about characters, events, settings, actions, problems, or solutions presented in a text

To generate personal questions that evolve as reading takes place

SC: -to think whilst reading

-generate questions throughout a chapter using characters, events, settings, actions, problems or solutions

Aboriginal Storytelling - http://fusecontent.education.vic.gov.au/48bfdbff-4218-4358-a087-b54625a2095d/p/index.html

LI: To develop an appreciation for aboriginal storytelling.

SC: -to read the story and summarise the text with my group

-read the text in its entirety

Day 2

http://fusecontent.education.vic.gov.au/0bdf2923-746d-4b11-b098-80d5d121443a/p/index.html

Literature Circle Roles

https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/stories/anzac-biscuits/

25 minutes

Reciprocal Reading Texts -

Collection of articles from the Herald Sun

Fast work by cube dude - Ohashee, Olivia, Sienna, Ethan, Elise, Zavier

Kids on long lunch - Kristian, Katelyn, Zoe, Angelina, Annabella

It's ain't broke! - Matthew, Krish, Kai, Elliott, Chris (Check where they are at from last week as was a long article)

Canine Toll Bites Hard - Ella, Casey, Isla, Silvana, Chaq

Gee Whiz - Marcus, Sam, Nathan, Zen

Joshua/Dimitar - Literacy Planet

Research tips - https://www.commonsense.org/education/blog/5-must-have-google-search-tips-for-students

Group 1 - Lincoln, Chris, Casey, Olivia, Katelyn, Chaq

  • How many children in the world are in slave labour?

Group 2 - Kai, Elliott, Ella, Sienna, Sam

  • What are the effects of energy drinks on young people?

Group 3 - Zen, Zoe, Angelina, Krish, Ethan

  • How many young people are unemployed in Victoria?

Group 4 - Nathan, Silvana, Isla, Ohashee, Zavier

  • How many shark attacks have been recorded in Australia?

Group 5 - Elise, Annabella, Kristian, Matthew

  • How is e-waste disposed of in Australia?

Fox

https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/stories/fox/

I Am Australian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVUU68X6F5g

Caught in the Crowd - Kate Miller Heike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIDarYJHCpA

Genres - What are they?

https://www.cattlv.wnyric.org/cms/lib/NY19000422/Centricity/Domain/151/Literary-Genres.pdf

The House on the Mountain

https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/stories/the-house-on-the-mountain/

Meet Morris Gleitzman

https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/stories/meet-morris-gleitzman/

This is Me - The Greatest Showman

http://mrparkinsonict.blogspot.com/2018/03/an-empowering-song-for-comprehension.html

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