BBC Bitesize – Explanation Writing – Structure, Quiz and Game
Try out this game with your class to introduce some of the elements. Year 3 plus I suggest.
Check out this Blog Post about rubrics: http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2014/10/single-point-rubric.html
Genres across the Australian Curriculum
Teaching and Learning Cycle
SOLO Taxonomy Resources:
Advantages of SOLO Taxonomy:
Graphic Organisers to help students synthesise information/ look for links/ relationships:
SOLO Identifying features
Achievement Standards for each curriculum area:
Italian: Italian Achievement Standards
Civics and Citizenship: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-civics-citizenship
Design Technologies: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-design-technologies
Digital Technologies: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-digital-technologies
Economics and Business: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-economics-business
Health and PE: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-health
Sentence Structures/ Achievement Standard using the Language and Literacy Levels
SOLO Blank Rubric:
Unit Planner 2015 NPSV2.0
DECD Reporting Guidelines
Design and Technology: Materials
Design and Technology: Digital Technologies:
Economics and Business:
Civics and Citizenship:
Health and Physical Education:
Read, share, enjoy the Book Week books with your class.
As you find examples of these, write them as a quote on coloured pieces of paper.
I will set up a display in the library.
Let’s see how many we can collect.
Australian Curriculum Links
Onomatopoeia – Year 3 – introduce as ‘sound’ words prior to this – Many of this year’s picture books have great examples.
Alliteration – Year 1, Year 3
Similes – Year 5
Metaphors – Year 5 – Year 6 (Use)
Personification – Year 5
Although the full Words Their Way website is not up and running yet there are many resources and video tutorials available from this link:
You might be interested in reading this teacher’s blog post about how she organises the Words Their Way program in her year 2 class.