A lesson series aimed at developing reading and comprehension strategies. Worksheets also include classification activities as a prepatory activity for more formal report writing. A template for a mini-animal report is included.
Warm up for maths with a daily “Maths in a Flash” activity. This resource includes a selection of topic specific PowerPoints that the teacher can use on an Electronic Board. Includes double numbers, multiplication, place value, mental addition, subtraction and more.
A multi-level series of reading and response activities on Australia’s native animal - the platypus. Use the PowerPoint Presentation for initial introduction. Students then complete the scaffolded Platypus report and the platypus labelling / diagram activity. Students may participate in further independent research before writing their very own information report.
Students are given opportunity to read and respond to a basic information text on Bengal Tigers. The PowerPoint provides scaffolded information and visual literacy opportunities for students to make inferences whilst reading. The lesson activities allow students to integrate reading comprehension skills with scientific classification to create simple information texts.