Questions

I have recently been reading Kath Murdoch’s new book, The Power of Inquiry, and have gathered some different questioning techniques that I will be using this term with classes. Feel free to use what is useful to you.

Questions

PD Days – August 24 and 25, 2015

Check out this Blog Post about rubrics: http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2014/10/single-point-rubric.html

Assessment Strategies
http://www.decd.sa.gov.au/assessment/files/pages/strategies/assessment_strategies.pdf

Genres across the Australian Curriculum
http://www.decd.sa.gov.au/literacy/files/links/genre_maps_of_the_australi.pdf

Literacy Capability
http://www.decd.sa.gov.au/literacy/files/links/Lit_capability_elements_an.pdf

Teaching and Learning Cycle
http://www.decd.sa.gov.au/literacy/files/links/teaching_and_learning_cycl.pdf
Teaching and Learning Cycle

SOLO Taxonomy Resources:
http://www.whitehorseps.vic.edu.au/page/280/The-SOLO-Taxonomy
http://notosh.com/lab/solo-taxonomy/
http://pamhook.com/wiki/Assessment_capable_students#Developing_assessment_capable_students_using_SOLO_Taxonomy
Advantages of SOLO Taxonomy:
http://pamhook.com/wiki/Advantages_of_SOLO_Taxonomy
http://pamhook.com/wiki/HookED_Wiki

SlideShare Presentations:
http://pamhook.com/wiki/HOT_SOLO_Presentations

Graphic Organisers to help students synthesise information/ look for links/ relationships:
SOLO Identifying features
SOLO graphic org

Reporting Guidelines:
https://myintranet.learnlink.sa.edu.au/?a=10067
Reporting ‘C’ Grade – near and far transfer:
reporting-in-australian-curriculum-in-decd

Achievement Standards for each curriculum area:

Italian: Italian Achievement Standards

Visual Arts:australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-visual-arts

Civics and Citizenship: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-civics-citizenship

Dance:australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-dance

Design Technologies: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-design-technologies

Digital Technologies: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-digital-technologies

Drama: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-drama

Economics and Business: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-economics-business

Health and PE: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-health

Media Arts: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-media-arts

Music: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-music

Science: australian-curriculum-achievement-standards-v3-science

English: australian-curriculum-achievement-standards-v6-english

Geography: australian-curriculum-achievement-standards-v6-geography

History: australian-curriculum-achievement-standards-v6-history

Maths: australian-curriculum-achievement-standards-v6-mathematics

Sentence Structures/ Achievement Standard using the Language and Literacy Levels

Reception:Sentence Structure Reception Achievement Standard

Year 1:Sentence Structure Year 1 Achievement Standard

Year 2:Sentence Structure Yera 2 Achievement Standard

Year 3:Sentence Structure Year 3 Achievement Standard

Year 4:Sentence Structure Year 4 Achievement Standard

Year 5:Sentence Structure Year 5 Achievement Standard

Year 6:Sentence Structure Year 6 Achievement Standard

Year 7:Sentence Structure Yera 7 Achievement Standard

SOLO Blank Rubric:
SOLO Blank

Unit Planner:
Unit Planner
Unit Planner 2015 NPSV2.0

Scope and Sequences for Learning Areas – Australian Curriculum

Maths:
AustralianCurriculum-2

English:
AustralianCurriculum-3

Science:
AustralianCurriculum-4

History:
AustralianCurriculum-5

Geography:
AustralianCurriculum-6

Design and Technology: Materials
AustralianCurriculum-7

Design and Technology: Digital Technologies:
AustralianCurriculum-8

Economics and Business:
AustralianCurriculum-9

Civics and Citizenship:
AustralianCurriculum-10

The Arts:
AustralianCurriculum-11

Health and Physical Education:
AustralianCurriculum-12

Italian:
AustralianCurriculum-13

Reconciliation Week Resources

Website with significant events ordered on a timeline. Famous paintings to focus discussion on Aboriginal lifestyles prior to European settlement.
http://www.changingworlds.sa.edu.au/?page_id=7
Teacher Resource to go with this:
Changing-Worlds-Teacher-Resource-FINAL

Reconciliation SA Education Packs – ideas for Early Years, Primary and Middle Years.
55_000_Years_and_Counting

Citizenship_Lets_Talk_Recognition (1)

Stolen_Generations

Song: The Journey
The-Journey-Chord-Chart
http://www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw/category/sing-loud/

Refer to The Dreaming – A teacher reference resource with a DVD of Dreaming Stories from different parts of Australia, several from SA.

Splash/ ABC – Lots of different content appropriate for different year levels

Dreaming Stories:
http://www.abc.net.au/dustechoes/

Country/ Place

Teacher Resource:
Who-We-Are-Brave-Clan-Primary

Indigenous Language Map
http://www.abc.net.au/indigenous/map/

Teaching Resources:
RECONCILIATION YR 3 SAME RIGHTS_final

There are also many resources on Scootle. Get there directly from the Learnlink homepage now!
Other resources:
The Burnt Stick, Anthony Hill – A story about a child removed from his mother. Very powerful. A copy is in our library.

http://tlpeace.org.au/stories/burntstick.htm

http://tlpeace.org.au/stories/burntstickclassroomactivities.htm

Idjhil, Helen Bell – A story about a child removed from his people/ country. We have a copy in our library.

Archie Roach – Took the Children Away – Song related to Stolen Generation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLXzKYP1uCw&feature=youtu.be

The Rabbits, Shaun Tan – A metaphorical story related to colonisation.

Noel Pearson’s Eulogy at Gough Whitlam’s funeral would be a great literary challenge for year 6/7 students. Although lots of complex language is used, it is very powerful and gives a good summary of more recent Aboriginal history through one man’s perspective.

Mabo Website – Lots of resources – Middle Years
http://www.nfsa.gov.au/digitallearning/mabo/

Vincent Lingiari
http://splash.abc.net.au/digibook/-/c/618856/vincent-lingiari-the-leader

Aboriginal History in Pictures, a PowerPoint

Aboriginal History Pictures

Model of a Descriptive Report (basic Information Report)

Here is a model of a descriptive report which I will be using with students from R-2 to examine the structure and language features of this type of text. If you have some good models you would like to share, let me know and I can add them here to share.

 

Title Red-bellied piranha

General statement

Entity classification

The red-bellied piranha is a type of fish that lives in the Amazon River.

Description

Features

It has an orange belly, grey back, and very sharp teeth set in strong jaws. It grows up to 33 centimetres in length.

Diet

Behaviour

The red-bellied piranha hunts in shoals of 20-30 fish. They feed on a diet of fish, insects, snails, plants, and river animals. They hide in vegetation in order to ambush prey, and they also chase prey and scavenge for food. The younger, smaller fish hunt by day, and the older, bigger fish hunt at dawn and dusk.
Reproduction The female lays a clutch of up to 1 000 eggs.
Life expectancy Piranhas can live for about 100 years.

 

piranha-262575_1280

Attached is a copy of a Teaching and Learning Cycle model.
Macro-Invertebrates
Macro-Invertebrates Unit R-2

Feel free to add/ delete/ change to suit. Let me know which aspects you would like me to focus on in RBL/ICT sessions.