Kids News

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news

This looks like a great opportunity to introduce and discuss current affairs and news stories of interest to students.
Each article is rated as either easy (green), intermediate (orange), or complex (red). Includes:
Headline, images, text and video
An audio file (using SoundCloud) so students can listen to the text as they read
Glossary of terms and words that students may be unfamiliar with.
Comment box for the students to interact with the editor about the stories.

PAT- R Retrieving Directly Stated Information

Whilst developing research skills with Year 5/6 students we have unpacked the description for each band in the Retrieving Directly Stated Information strand of the PAT-R and have identified one goal for each student. These goals would be suitable for students from years 3-7 depending on which band matched their Zone of Proximal Development. Refer to the student’s scale score.
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Leaves – Retrieving directly stated info multiples-twv6j0

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Learning Assets – Kath Murdoch – A Framework

We are researchers.

We can formulate questions and locate and use a wide range of sources and techniques to investigate problems, interests and issues. We think critically about the information we gather and we are careful to acknowledge our sources.

curious, courageous, resourceful

We are thinkers.

We can think logically, creatively and reflectively. We think about how we use our thinking and have different strategies for making our thinking visible to others. We remain open-minded and no that our thinking changes as we learn.

open-minded, flexible, persistent

We are collaborators.

We can work with others on shared goals, questions and challenges. We know how to be a constructive part of a team, to use different roles for different tasks and to actively listen to and respect other people’s views. We understand how our behaviour affects others.

empathetic, compassionate, reliable

We are self-managers.

we can learn independently and can make wise decisions about our learning. We know ourselves as learners and can set and work towards personal goals. We know we can continually improve as learners.

resilient, responsible, reflective

We are communicators.

We can communicate ideas confidently in different ways and for different purposes. We listen thoughtfully to what others communicate to us. We can adapt our communication style to different contexts.

confident, responsive, respectful