As a part of our Geography unit on ‘Place and Liveability’, the students have been exploring general information about Australia and countries around the world. Today, they focused their learning on interpreting and creating maps.
Literacy – Six Word Stories and Writer’s Notebook
After recess, we used a Literacy lesson to explore the power of words in our writing. The students were given images of Australian landscapes and had time to brainstorm a range of words to describe the picture. They then tried selecting, combining and editing their word choices to make a story made up of six words, inspired by a very famous example by Ernest Hemingway.
For example, a picture of Bondi Beach might inspire a story such as:
Waves crashing. People surfing. Sharks circling.
The students also had time to work on their digital Writer’s Workshop stories.
The students participated in their guided reading groups – BTN, reading stamina, reading with the teacher, reading with junior primary children and Writer’s Notebook.
We finished off the day with some time to work on the Geography task, Numeracy inquiry or further develop their Writer’s Notebook stories.