This term our class have been introduced to an exciting website called Storybird is a visual storytelling community, a global hub of readers, writers, and artists of all ages. It involves us being able to write a picture book, poem or chapter book but the catch is that we are given the illustrations first and then need to… Read More Storybird
This year the Children’s Book Council of Australia is celebrating its 70th Anniversary of Book Week! This years theme is Over the past 2 weeks Mrs. Baldwin has been reading us the books that have been shortlisted for this year. The books we have read are: We have done many things this week… Read More Book Week 2015
National Simultaneous Story Time is a yearly event that helps encourage young Australians to read and enjoy books. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. It is now into its 15th… Read More National Simultaneous Story Time 2015
It is important for everyone to learn and know a range of reading strategies. At the moment we are focusing on the strategy ‘predicting’. Effective readers use pictures, titles, headings, and text—as well as personal experiences—to make predictions before they begin to read. Predicting involves thinking ahead while reading and anticipating information and events in… Read More What can we predict?
This week we have finally begun the Daily 3 in the classroom. The Daily 3 involves us working in groups and undertaking different activities for 20 minutes each. The activities include: Word Work- completing our spelling contract for the week. Work on Writing- working in the pods and commenting on a post on our class… Read More The Daily 3
Over the last few weeks we have been discussing the importance of reading and the reasons as to why we read. At Grange we are very lucky to have a large library that is full of a variety of fiction and non fiction books to suit everybody’s ability and interests. Read about all the different… Read More The importance of reading