The ‘timetable’ for this week’s teaching and learning is as follows and incorporates all areas of English:
- Day 1 – Read a page about wombats and identify the text as factual, non-fiction, information writing. Answer a set of questions about wombats.
- Day 2 – Watch a reading of Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Read, spell and sequence the days of the week correctly. Write about incidents detailed in the story from different points of view.
- Day 3 – Re-watch Diary of a Wombat. Learn to distinguish between the simple and progressive forms of the past tense. Convert wombat-related sentences from one form of the past tense into the other.
- Day 4 – Listen to a different reading of Diary of a Wombat and compare it with the first. Confirm understanding of the role of conjunctions and use a variety of conjunctions to link ideas in extended sentences. Plan a story similar in style and content to Diary of a Wombat. Keep this for tomorrow
- Day 5 – Read a diary entry written by a kangaroo. Confirm the presence of key diary language and layout features in the text. Using the plan from yesterday, write and illustrate a humorous diary entry.