First, think about what you have learnt about the author’s purpose. You can use the image below to remind you.
Sometimes it is clear that an author has one specific purpose. For example, a persuasive text where the author states their opinion and explains what they are trying to convince you about is clearly designed to persuade. Another example would be a really funny, silly text like Roald Dahl’s Rhyme Stew, where the author is just wanting to entertain you.
Some texts, however, may be an entertaining story that includes informative facts. An informative text could provide you with facts, but these facts might be designed to persuade you. Authors don’t always have only one, clear purpose!
Next, read the text Kids News article about funny animal photos below. You can download the pdf to read, or press play to hear it read to you.
Goal: I can write interesting and engaging captions for a picture
Captions are used to help explain what is happening in a picture. Sometimes they can simply tell you what is in the picture, however, it can also an opportunity to use your creative writing skills! Today you are going to write some creative captions for funny animal photos.
Your caption should talk about what could be happening in the picture. You might like to come up with a funny idea of what the animal was thinking, doing or feeling when this photo was taken.
You might even like to write it as though it is the animal’s voice!
You could also describe some features of the animal or the environment.
First, press play to view/listen to the PowerPoint showing some Comedy Wildlife Photography photos.
You can download the PowerPoint to view the photos here:
Goal: I can name and use subtraction strategies to solve problems.
Today you will do your maths lesson in your small group with your teacher. Make sure you come to your meeting prepared and ready with your maths book, a ruler and a pencil. Get your page ready by writing the date at the top and the learning goal at the top of your page!
Goal: I can build a boat that will float and hold weight.
Today, you will be designing your own boat that can float and hold weight. Before you begin building, ask the following questions, What do you already know about boats? What do you know about sinking and floating?
First, watch this video
Next, collect items from around your home to build your boat! Remember your boat will need to float so you might think about items such as; straws, tape, glad wrap, aluminium foil, plastic cups, and, something to use as weights such as coins or counters.
You will also need a large container of water or sink, pot of water or bathtub to fill with water.
Then, plan your idea by either writing or sketching it before building your boat from the items you collected. When your boat is ready test it in your container of water.
Finally, add weights to your boat one at a time, to see how long your boat will continue to float. Describe what happened.
Remember, we would love to see your wonderful creations and hear about what worked really well and what you could improve.
You might like to rule up a page on your books like the attached template and email an image of it through to your teacher!