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Hello! My teaching experience includes teaching students at the Primary and the Middle school levels. I find each teaching experience so unique and a scaffold for further teaching and learning. As learning is eclectic, I focus on creating resources that are not just practical and meaningful but also fun. So connect with me to motivate, inspire, and empower. Laurane @For the love of kids

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Hello! My teaching experience includes teaching students at the Primary and the Middle school levels. I find each teaching experience so unique and a scaffold for further teaching and learning. As learning is eclectic, I focus on creating resources that are not just practical and meaningful but also fun. So connect with me to motivate, inspire, and empower. Laurane @For the love of kids
READING STRATEGIES: GRAPHIC ORGANISERS
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READING STRATEGIES: GRAPHIC ORGANISERS

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Teach your students 20 essential reading strategies. The 30 graphic organisers (colour and blackline) will help your students practise key reading strategies with any text they read. Each graphic organiser provides an explanation of the reading strategy in focus. Students will be able to successfully document their findings via the writing prompts. The eye-catching graphics and student-friendly organisation will surely motivate the most reluctant. ITEMS INCLUDED ✅ 30 BLACK AND WHITE graphic organisers to document the application of the reading strategies ✅ 30 COLOUR graphic organisers to document the application of the reading strategies ✅ 1 cover sheet (featuring name and grade) to compile all organisers into a booklet ✅ 2 page writing template The reading strategies in focus are: ⭐ Author’s Purpose ⭐ Asking Questions ⭐ Cause and Effect ⭐ Characterisation ⭐ Compare and Contrast ⭐ Context Clues ⭐ Determining Importance ⭐ Drawing Conclusions ⭐ Fact and Opinion ⭐ Main Idea and Details ⭐ Making Connections ⭐ Making Inferences ⭐ Making Predictions ⭐ Problem and Solution ⭐ Setting ⭐ Sequencing ⭐ Story Elements ⭐ Summarising ⭐ Synthesising ⭐ Visualising SUGGESTED USE: Focus on one reading strategy at a time. Have students record their responses on the specific graphic organiser as they read. Use the writing templates if you would like students to write a paragraph/page from information documented in the organiser. This resource will also be very useful to teach, review and apply the reading strategies in preparation for Naplan. THIS RESOURCE IS INCLUDED IN THE BUNDLE:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reading-strategies-bundle-11614333
LIFE CYCLE WHEELS: ANIMALS
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LIFE CYCLE WHEELS: ANIMALS

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Use this fun hands-on spinner wheels pack to document the life cycles of 8 animals. Both black and white and coloured wheel templates included. There are 3 different base templates to accompany each black and white and coloured wheel cover template. with labels of the life-cycle stages and images with just images for students to label the stages with just images and blank lines for students to label and write a brief overview of each stage in the animal’s life cycle The wheels turn easily anti-clockwise and feature the life cycles of the following animals: Bat Frog Platypus Rabbit Sea Turtle Cow Mouse Sheep Please note these wheel templates do not feature detailed information on the life cycle of the above animals, but are a tool to document student’s findings on the life cycles from books, videos and/or the internet.
PERSUASIVE WRITING: SCAFFOLDING STRUTURE
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PERSUASIVE WRITING: SCAFFOLDING STRUTURE

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This writing unit will help you scaffold the structural components of an persuasive essay and facilitate your students to write persuasively on given topics. There are four lessons that will scaffold writing at every stage of the persuasive essay on a given topic. Each lesson features a booklet cover. All the individual lessons can also be combined into one whole booklet with a general cover. ITEMS INCLUDED: 1. Posters on Persuasive Writing x 3: definition, key points, structure 2. Sample Text: All lessons revolve around this sample text. Students will colour code the parts of the text as the lessons are delivered. 3. Sample Text: targeting differentiation for higher ability students 4. Mini Lessons x 4: Deconstructing the Introduction, Deconstructing the Body, Deconstructing the Conclusion 5.Peer-editing checklist 6.Self-editing checklist 7.Teacher Marking Rubric 8.Six posters on Persuasive Writing Signal Words 9.Blank Writing Sheets on a topic of choice 10.Two page mini booklet featuring the sample text. Have students refer to this booklet when attempting lesson 1 on deconstructing structure. Assembly instructions included in file. ABOUT MINI LESSONS: LESSON 1: DECONSTRUCTING STRUCTURE 20 questions that target the key components in terms of structure, language, and vocabulary of a persuasive piece of writing. LESSON 2: DECONSTRUCTING THE INTRODUCTION: HOOK, OPINION, THESIS Focus on two major hooks: strong statement, hypothetical question. Students will write their own hooks, opinions and thesis statements on given topics based on sample. LESSON 3: DECONSTRUCTING THE BODY: TOPIC SENTENCE, DETAILS, CONCLUDING SENTENCE A sample body paragraph is provided for students to colour code the topic sentence, supporting details and the concluding sentence. A graphic organiser enables students to brainstorm their ideas of body paragraphs on a given topic. These ideas are then written out in succeeding organisers marked: first body paragraph, second body paragraph and third body paragraph. This is an opportunity for students to also make revisions and edit their work as they write. LESSON 4: DECONSTRUCTING THE CONCLUSION A sample concluding paragraph is provided for students to colour code the parts of a conclusion: summary statement, brief restatement of three reasons given in body, and a call to action.
NARRATIVE WRITING: SIZZLING STARTS AND BACKFILL
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NARRATIVE WRITING: SIZZLING STARTS AND BACKFILL

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It’s the start of an essay that needs to grab the reader’s attention and this mini unit will scaffold the writing of sizzling starts and the technique of Backfill for the narrative writing genre. The sample sizzling starts, backfills, organisers. integration of technology and media involving the use of QR Codes and a short animated movie will facilitate your students to write their own impressive starters. WHAT’S INCLUDED: Cover Sheet x 2 (if compiling pages into a booklet) sample sizzling starts/leads for students to identify sample sizzling starts/leads for students to identify (QR Code Option) sample sizzling starts/leads for students to analyse sample backfill for students to analyse writing backfills for given starts matching each start to its backfill (sheet) matching each start to its backfill (puzzle option) writing starts and backfills referring to given samples and visuals graphic organisers to assist in writing starts and backfills completing a start given a word or phrase (QR Code option included) writing sizzling starts after viewing a short animated movie by Pixar (scaffolded – referring to samples of each start type) writing starts and backfills for 10 practice prompts (QR Code option included) writing starts and backfills for 3 visual prompts organisers to brainstorm story ideas and their starters Teacher Reference file: selected sample of completed sheets
NARRATIVE WRITING: THE PLOT
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NARRATIVE WRITING: THE PLOT

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Scaffold the writing of the parts of a narrative that include the elements of a plot (exposition, inciting incident, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution) with this comprehensive pack comprising of 40 editable Power Point presentation slides, student guided interactive notes, sample texts, self-editing and peer-editing checklists and marking rubric. Overview of Items Included: 1.40 editable and animated Power Point slides. 2.17 guided note-taking sheets. 3.Cover sheet to collate all note pages into a booklet. 4.Teacher reference notes to use along with the presentation. 5.Sample narrative text for each element of the plot: exposition, inciting incident, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution 6.Plot diagram to be filled in by student for each element of the plot as it is covered. 7.10 Review/assessment questions on the plot. 8.Picture narrative writing prompt: third-person fictional or personal. 9.Narrative writing prompt: student’s choice 10.Plot diagram for organising story events. 11.Student check-list: self-editing 12.Peer-editing check-list. 13. Teacher marking rubric. 14. Snapshot of all 40 (colour) slides on a sheet for both student (glue in notebooks) and teacher reference. Prints fine in black and white. LESSON ACTIVITY: Collate all guided note sheets (except the story maps) into a booklet. Staple together with cover sheet. Use the story map sheet in conjunction with the guided notes. Students will document content from the presentation. They will highlight key evidence in the sample text and fill up each part of the story map for each element of the plot as it is presented. Keep a separate copy of the story map on hand for each student. This way students don’t have to keep going back and forth through their notes to refer to the story map. Elicit response prior to presenting each slide to gauge students’ prior knowledge or to make them think constructively. Refer to the Teacher Guide as you present. The slides are editable so you will be able to edit content or change spellings. Some text that is locked in with the clip art is not editable; this is in keeping with the artist’s terms of use. EVIDENCE OF LEARNING: Have students practice writing a personal or third-person fictional narrative on the provided picture-writing prompt or on a topic of choice. They use the story map to plan and organise the story events. Students self-edit and peer edit using the self-editing and peer-editing checklist. Use the Teacher Marking Rubric to provide an assessment score. This resource has greatly helped my students to structure their narratives and I hope it will help your students too.
LIFE CYCLE WHEELS: PLANTS
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LIFE CYCLE WHEELS: PLANTS

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Use this fun hands-on spinner wheels pack to document the life cycles of plants. Both black and white and coloured wheel templates included. There are 3 different base templates to accompany each black and white and coloured wheel cover template. with labels of the life-cycle stages and images with just images for students to label the stages with just images and blank lines for students to label and write a brief overview of each stage in the plant’s life cycle The wheels feature the life cycles of the following: Apple Bean Cherry Blossom Coniferous Tree Pumpkin Sunflower Please note these wheel templates do not feature detailed information, but are a tool to document student’s findings on the life cycles from books, videos and/or the internet.
NARRATIVE WRITING: TIGHTENING TENSION
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NARRATIVE WRITING: TIGHTENING TENSION

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Quite often when students write, they 'let the cat out of the bag' and give away the plot too quickly. This mini writing unit models how to build suspense by tightening tension in a narrative to make details more vivid and interesting. This technique can be applied to both personal and fictional narratives. WHAT’S INCLUDED: ✓ A Cover Page featuring a quote. Use this if you are compiling all sheets in this unit into a booklet. ✓ Sample personal narrative, ‘Water, water – Everywhere’ featuring figurative language devices to build suspense and tighten tension. ✓ 21 constructive questions to analyse the text for meaning, figurative devices and language style. Answer key included. ✓ One page cut and paste activity to focus on sequencing events via a short sample text. ✓ Identifying tightening tension via a movie extract. Students scan the QR codes to watch the videos and record details pertaining to sight, sound and feeling. Links included. Please note that this is a youtube video. You can download the QR Code scanner 'i-nigma' for free via google search. ✓ Writing a tightening tension scene. Students will use graphic organisers first to brainstorm details. ✓ Graphic organisers x 9 to write the moment of action for given topics, story ideas and writing on topics of choice. ✓ Writing a tension scene on a given picture prompt as a collaborative class activity. I hope your students will be able to better understand the technique of tightening tension to build suspense with this unit as much as my students did. All the best!
PERSUASIVE WRITING: TECHNIQUES SCAVENGER HUNT
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PERSUASIVE WRITING: TECHNIQUES SCAVENGER HUNT

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Teach students 20 persuasive techniques of the persuasive writing genre with this interactive fun resource. This pack includes 20 Scavenger Hunt cards, 1 Recording Sheet, and an Answer Key to equip students with necessary content information on persuasive writing techniques that they can apply to their own persuasive essays. The persuasive techniques featured in the 20 hunt cards are: ✓ adjectives ✓ adverbs ✓ alliteration ✓ anecdote ✓ sarcasm ✓ connotations ✓ metaphor ✓ exaggeration ✓ evidence ✓ expert opinion ✓ inclusive language ✓ rhetorical question ✓ simile ✓ emotive words ✓ tone ✓ repetition ✓ imagery ✓ cliché ✓ logic ✓ pun ACTIVITY Place the 20 information cards on Persuasive Writing Techniques around the classroom. Students can work individually, in pairs, or in small groups to find the answers to all 20 questions on their recording sheets. They must read the information on each card to find the answer for each corresponding question on their recording sheets. EVIDENCE OF LEARNING ♦ After the hunt, discuss the answers as a class. I have the pdf version of the hunt open on the interactive whiteboard, so students refer to the information card for each question on their recording sheets. ♦ The interactive nature of the hunt makes it fun for students to learn the persuasive techniques characteristic of a persuasive essay. Students will be more confident to use these techniques when writing. Please note that the 20 Hunt cards feature just a definition of each technique type. Students need to read the definition and identify the persuasive technique. This will enable you to assess prior knowledge and also enable students to consciously think of the answer prior to responding or to make an educated guess. Wish you and your students a successful year!
DIWALI SCAVENGER HUNT
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DIWALI SCAVENGER HUNT

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Why is Diwali celebrated? Why are diyas lit? What do you say to greet someone a Happy Diwali ? Your students will enjoy knowing the answers to these and many more interesting questions with this 32 Scavenger Hunt Fun Facts pack on the Indian festival Diwali. WHAT’S INCLUDED ✓ 32 Fact Cards on Diwali ✓ 4 response sheets ✓ Answer Key ✓ Banner reading 'Happy Diwali' ACTIVITY ♦ Place the 32 fact cards on Diwali around the classroom. Students can work individually, in pairs, or in small groups to find the answers to all 32 questions on their response sheets. They must read the fact card to find the answer for each corresponding fact question on their response sheets. ♦ Early finishers who complete the Scavenger Hunt can design their writing posters. Wrap-up the activity by getting students together and asking them to share the facts they found the most interesting. They may refer to their recording sheets and posters. EVIDENCE OF LEARNING After the entire class has finished the Scavenger Hunt, you can display these cards on the interactive whiteboard and discuss answers. This way students can reflect on their responses while referring to the questions again. ** NOTE: you can select any number of cards (1- 18) or (19-32) depending upon time available. Print out recording sheets accordingly.
EASTER QR CODE HUNT
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EASTER QR CODE HUNT

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Your students will enjoy learning about Easter with this 32 QR Code Hunt Fun Facts pack. Please note only Fact Card 1 outlines why Easter is celebrated. The rest of the fact cards all feature fun facts and are not of religious significance. WHAT’S INCLUDED 32 QR Code Cards on Easter 4 Recording Sheets 4 page Answer Key 26 Writing Templates featuring Easter images; 1 blank poster included for students to self-illustrate. Banners (plain and decorated) ACTIVITY Place the 32 QR Code Cards around the classroom. Students can work individually, in pairs, or in small groups to find the answers to all 32 questions on their recording sheets. They must scan the QR Code to find the answer for each corresponding question on their recording sheets. Students make an educated guess about the possible answer prior to scanning. Early finishers who complete the Qr Code Hunt can design their posters. They write 2-3 facts on a template of their choice. EVIDENCE OF LEARNING Wrap-up the activity by getting students together and asking them to share the facts they found the most interesting. They may refer to their recording sheets and posters. ** You may break-up the activity and do cards (1-18) or (19-32) depending upon time available. Copy recording sheets accordingly. ** These cards will assess students’ prior knowledge or alternatively pique their interest for them to want to scan the code to reveal the answer. Some cards also have picture clues (without giving away too much) to set up students for success. ONLINE SECURITY Once a QR code is scanned, students are not directed to a website but rather to a text only link. If the QR Code Reader app attempts to display the answer with a web browser, choose the option of view in ‘plain text’ in settings/preferences.
Fractions: Wholes and Fifths
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Fractions: Wholes and Fifths

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This useful pack on fractions will help your students to identify and work with wholes and fifths. Included are anchor charts and printables to reinforce conceptual content. All printables may be collated into a booklet for reference. WHAT’S INCLUDED: Student Cover for Booklet Anchor Charts x 8 on Wholes and Fifths Finding Fifths: circling shapes that show fifths Identifying Halves, Fourths, Thirds and Fifths Colouring a fifth of a shape Colouring fifths of shapes to represent the fractions Colouring fifth of groups Colouring visuals to represent the fractions Drawing Fifths: cutting shapes into 5 equal parts Cut and glue fraction visuals to match fractions Equal Shares: fifths (cut and glue) Spinning Fifths and colouring to show fifths spun Showing fifths via cross-sections Identifying visuals of Fifths and writing the fraction Writing fifths as fractions for given visuals Interpreting ‘Fraction of’ problem: fifths
NARRATIVE: POINT OF VIEW
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NARRATIVE: POINT OF VIEW

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Prior to requiring students to write a narrative, it is imperative that they know its structural components. This mini unit will help your students understand the purpose of the three main points of view: First Person, Third Person Limited and Third Person Omniscient. WHAT’S INCLUDED: ✓ Cover Sheet for Booklet. ✓ Anchor Chart (colour and blackline) outlining Point of View. ✓ First Person and Third Person Writing Sample. ✓ Venn Diagram to Compare and Contrast First Person Point of View and Third Person Point of View. ✓ Switching from Third Person point of view to First Person point of view for given prompts. ✓ Switching from First Person point of view to Third Person point of view for given dialogues. ✓ Switching a story extract from the Third Person point of view to the First Person point of view. ✓ Switching a story extract from the First Person point of view to the Third Person point of view. ✓ Writing on a given scenario from two different points of view. ✓ Picture Prompts (x 3): writing from the First person and the Third Person point of view. ✓ Summing Up: 11 multiple-choice questions on understanding the effectiveness of Points of View in writing.
LIFE CYCLE WHEELS: INSECTS
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LIFE CYCLE WHEELS: INSECTS

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Use this fun hands-on spinner wheels pack to document the life cycles of 10 insects. Both black and white and coloured wheel templates included. There are 3 different base templates to accompany each black and white and coloured wheel cover template. with labels of the life-cycle stages and images with just images for students to label the stages with just images and blank lines for students to label and write a brief overview of each stage in the animal’s life cycle The wheels feature the life cycles of the following insects: Ant Butterfly Cricket Dragonfly Dung Beetle Firefly Honey Bee Ladybug Mosquito Stag Beetle Please note these wheel templates do not feature detailed information on the life cycle of the above insects, but are a tool to document students’ findings on the life cycles from books, videos and/or the internet.
READING STRATEGIES BUNDLE
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READING STRATEGIES BUNDLE

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Being able to read and comprehend effectively is vital if your students need to become competent readers and this can only be possible if they have sound knowledge of essential reading strategies that target the acquisition of this key skill. This bundle of 20 Task Cards (with/without QR Codes), 53 Interactive Notebook Templates (with colour photographs of assembly instructions) and 30 graphic organisers (colour and blackline) is sure to equip your students with key reading skills, and in addition provide effective preparation for Naplan or Reading Assessments. The 20 reading strategies in focus are: ⭐ Asking Questions ⭐ Cause and Effect ⭐ Characterisation ⭐ Compare and Contrast ⭐ Context Clues ⭐ Determining Importance ⭐ Drawing Conclusions ⭐ Fact and Opinion ⭐ Main Idea and Details ⭐ Making Connections ⭐ Making Inferences ⭐ Making Predictions ⭐ Problem and Solution ⭐ Setting ⭐ Sequencing ⭐ Story Elements ⭐ Summarising ⭐ Synthesising ⭐ Visualising Further details of each of the three products included are as under: 1. TASK CARDS AND QR CODE CARDS ✋ These 20 post reading task cards will help your students practise 20 key reading strategies with any text they read. Each card has an explanation of the strategy and 2-3 tasks that require the application of that strategy. ✋ Students also have the option to use QR Codes. Each post-reading task card features a QR Code. Students will be able to use their I-pads/tablets to see a video explaining the strategy in focus prior to attempting the task card activity. 2. INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK FOLDABLES The 53 interactive notebook templates will provide your students with a hands-on approach to practising the application of key reading strategies with any text they read. The interactive notebook templates feature a definition or an explanation of the strategy and is accompanied with assembly instructions. Photographs of completed templates included. 3. GRAPHIC ORGANISERS: BLACKLINE AND COLOUR These 30 graphic organisers will help your students practically apply 20 reading strategies with any text that they read. Each graphic organiser provides an explanation of the reading strategy in focus. Students will be able to successfully document their findings via the writing prompts. The eye-catching graphics and student-friendly organisation will surely motivate the most reluctant.
ANIMAL REPORT: OCEAN ANIMALS: INFORMATIVE REPORT WRITING: RESEARCH TEMPLATES
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ANIMAL REPORT: OCEAN ANIMALS: INFORMATIVE REPORT WRITING: RESEARCH TEMPLATES

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Use these flipbooks to scaffold the writing of Informational Reports on ocean animals. This resource can be used as a stand-alone flipbook or in an interactive notebook. What’s Included: Flipbook templates (1-7) in blackline to print. Self-editing checklist Peer-editing checklist Teacher Marking Rubric x 4 formats Writing sheets x 4 styles PARTS OF THE FLIPBOOK COVER: 20 cover options featuring ocean animals. Students can pick the cover depending on what ocean animal is under study. One blank cover included so students can illustrate. The following ocean animals are featured: clam, clownfish, crab, dolphin, eel, hermit crab, humpback whale, jellyfish, lobster, manatee, marlin, octopus, pufferfish, sand dollar, sea turtle, seahorse, shark, squid, starfish, stingray. 1. INTRODUCTION: weight, length, family, and group of ocean animal. Students may also write a brief description. 2. HABITAT x 2: location in the world. A world map is included to mark the location. 3. DIET: food the ocean animal eats to survive. There is place for illustration. 4. LIFE CYCLE: the breeding seasons and habits. 5. behaviour: the physical and behavioural adaptations that enable the ocean animal to survive in its environment. 6. INTERESTING FACTS: any other interesting facts about the ocean animal that would sum up the information report. How to assemble: You can choose either of the three options. Print out the templates in blackline. Cut around each template and assemble from smallest template to largest template. Have students colour in cover page. Staple at top tab for flipbook or glue descending order in notebook. Print out the templates on cardstock (different colours). Cut around each template and assemble. Attach at top. ** Have students refer to books, websites, and videos on the specific ocean animal to record information. Suggested use: Have students collect information in their flipbook on the ocean animal under study. This could also serve as their draft where they could use the self-editing and peer-editing checklists to edit. Finally have students publish on given writing sheets or type out content from draft observing corrections. The sections pertaining to habitat, diet, life-cycle, and behaviour can make-up the Body of the Report and 1-2 interesting facts to conclude the Information Report. ** These Ocean Animal flipbooks are sure to make an interesting bulletin board display.
WRITING A BIOGRAPHY: INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK FLIPBOOK: QR CODES
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WRITING A BIOGRAPHY: INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK FLIPBOOK: QR CODES

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How often have we been inspired by reading about other people’s lives, the major events that contributed to who they became in society and the impact they had on those around them? well, perhaps far too many times to recall. This unit on writing a Biography will not only take your students on a journey of learning and discovery about the lives of prominent individuals who have shaped our society for the better, but also enable them to hone their research skills and in the process adhere to the structural components of writing a Biography. The 20 QR codes, editable flipbook, and interactive notebook templates will serve as effective research and writing tools for scaffolding at every stage of the writing process. Links are also provided to enable students to research their subject. The QR codes are sure to lend great excitement to the activity as students eagerly find the person they have to research and write a biography on. You may download the free QR code reader i-nigma to scan the QR codes. WHAT’S INCLUDED: 1. Posters/Anchor Charts on structural elements. 2. INB TEMPLATE 1: IDENTIFYINGTHE STRUCTURE OF A BIOGRAPHY: 6 shutter flaps that provide scaffolding on adhering to the structure of a Biography. The cover of each flap comprises of questions to guide research. 3. INB TEMPLATE 2: IDENTIFYINGTHE STRUCTURE OF A BIOGRAPHY : Three shutter flaps that include key questions that focus on the Introduction, Body, and the Conclusion of a Biography. 4. INB TEMPLATE 3: LET THERE BE ORDER: Ten shutter flaps that focus on adhering to the chronological order when writing a biography. Students interview a friend to collect information in sequential order of the events. ‘Girl’ and ‘Boy’ templates included. 5. INB TEMPLATE 4: JUST FOR LAUGHS: Students imagine they are writing a biography on a famous nursery rhyme character and collect information in a one page organiser. 6. INB TEMPLATE 5: PICTURE STIMULUS: Choice of 4 pictures. Students select any one picture and imagine the life of their character. They record information to guiding question in the 10 flap organiser and then write out a biography on the chosen character represented in the picture. BONUS ORGANISERS: 1.Bio Cube Organiser: information on the subject is collected in a cube shape template. This can be suspended as a mobile or stacked on a flat surface in the classroom to form a Bio cube mini wall. 2.Timeline Organisers: choice of 10, 12, and 15 events that can each be recorded on a single template. WHAT ELSE: * Self-editing checklist * Peer-editing checklist * Teacher Grading Rubric * 20 QR Code Cards to make the research process exciting. * Flipbook templates - EDITABLE
NARRATIVE WRITING: THE ORIENTATION
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NARRATIVE WRITING: THE ORIENTATION

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This resource focuses on teaching the orientation in a narrative. Use the 24 presentation slides in conjunction with the student guided notes that is in booklet form. Students record information as you present. The slides are editable so you will be able to edit content. Some text that is locked in with the clip art is not editable; this is in keeping with the artist’s terms of use. A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF ITEMS INCLUDED: EDITABLE POWER POINT AND 15 PAGE GUIDED NOTES BOOKLET 1.Note on Narrative Writing, a Personal Narrative and a Fictional Narrative. 2.The Orientation: characters and setting. 3.Five types of openings: action, dialogue, description on character, description on setting, sound effect. 4.Five sample extracts from literature to model the orientation. 5.Four picture prompts for students to practise writing an orientation. 6.Two reference sheets featuring the 24 (colour) slides to be placed in students’ portfolios. May be printed in black and white. SUGGESTED USE: With the slideshow, elicit responses from students prior to playing out the animations on each slide. For example, for slide 1, ask the question, what is a narrative – prior to revealing that a narrative is a story of real or imagined events. Refer to this guide as you present. This gives the opportunity for students to think constructively prior to recording the words that fill in the blanks.
LINE GRAPH FREEBIE: PIZZA SALES
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LINE GRAPH FREEBIE: PIZZA SALES

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Students will use card visuals to record pizza sales over a given period of time. They will plot and interpret data on a line graph. ► Items Included: ✓ File folder cover (2 options): if placing all items in a file at a centre ✓ Single large task card (colour and blackline) on a sheet outlining the task ✓ Two small task cards (colour and blackline) on a sheet outlining the task ✓ ine graph sheet to plot data (single- large and two small on a sheet) ✓ esponse Sheet to interpret data (single- large and two small on a sheet) ✓ visual data cards featuring number of pizzas sold ✓ ample Response /Answer Key (single- large and two small on a sheet) ✓ poster defining a Line Graph ►Activity: Students will follow the instructions on the task card to collect data and plot it on the line graph. They will then interpret data collected by answering questions. To save on paper, you have the option to print two templates on a single sheet for all printables in this pack.
BAR GRAPH FREEBIE: MATHS IN THE OUTDOORS
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BAR GRAPH FREEBIE: MATHS IN THE OUTDOORS

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Get your students out of the four walls of the classroom and into the outdoors with this fun activity. Students will have the opportunity to use tally marks to collect data to construct a bar graph. A set of questions also requires students to interpret the constructed bar graph. Not only will learning be more realistic but also it will be a welcome change, perhaps from the daily routine. See more bar graphs in the Mega Graphs Bundle. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/graphs-mega-bundle-11602681
Happy Australia Day
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Happy Australia Day

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Celebrate Australia Day in your classroom with this bright bunting banner reading, ‘Happy Australia Day ’. PREPARATION Cut out each bunting flag and laminate for durability. Staple to a ribbon or display on a bulletin board.