POETRY



The town was usual enough: it had

A creek, a bridge, a beach, a sky

Over it, and even a small tin church

I never went to. My brother, my cousins and I

Did what boys do - dozed in the hot

Schoolroom, made bows and arrows, dodged the mad

Boatbuilder, crept like rabbits through the black

Under-runners with a weak torch,

Burnt dry rushes, wrestled or swam

Doing nothing important.


James K. Baxter



NARRATIVES~!!!!!



Here you will find the teaching and learning resources for writing.


Speech Topic Ideas:

Persuasive Speech Topics for Kids on Serious Issues
Do Video games promote violence among children?
Why robots could replace teachers.
Why should cell phones be allowed / not allowed in schools?
Should animals be kept in Zoos?
Should children be sent to boarding schools?
Should uniforms be made compulsory in schools?
Is it all right to hold parents responsible for the actions of their children?
Single parenting - Is it good or bad for children?
Recycling : How will it help our future?
Is education important?
Why do I have to drink milk everyday?
How do I convince my mother to let me eat ice cream everyday?
What would I do if I am all grown up today?
What would happen if I get a chance to spend a day with Santa Claus?
The advantages and disadvantages of obeying my mother.
What if I become a Hollywood star when I grow up?
Why my dog is the silliest creature on this earth?
Why are Harry Potter books so famous among children?
Should homework be given to children?
Is the growing obesity among the American children related to their fast food consumption?
Should the school authorities search student lockers from time to time?
Should the content on the Internet be censored before kids go through it?
Should there be a longer time for recess?
We need more women in power.
Penmanship is important.
We should teach etiquette in schools.
Kids should get paid for good grades
Life is better than it was 50 years ago.
Cars should come with breathalyzers.
You should have to sit a test to own a pet.

http://homeworktips.about.com/od/essaywriting/a/100-Persuasive-Essay-Topics.htm

Persuasive Writing


Here is a writing exemplar set at LEVEL THREE - Year5/6 Level.
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INSTRUCTION WRITING:
BEFORE WRITING:
A recipe is a type of instruction. Look up recipe for your favourite meal, what does a recipe need?
Check out these instructions written by Year 2s to get a basic idea: Examples

We are going to write potion instructions.

Here are your instructions:

Open up a Word document.
Title is: How to turn your teacher into a ___ (you decide)
Need:
  1. A short intro explaining what the instructions are - make it funny.
  2. Ingredient list, minimum 5
  3. Method, minimum 5
  4. before and after photo - you will need me to pose for the BEFORE photo, then crop and add photo in, you can copy the AFTER photo from the internet.
  5. Border
  6. Name

TERM 2 - Informative writing.
How rain forms:





For Aaron:
http://www.hko.gov.hk/education/edu01met/wxphe/ele_thunderstorme.htm#q2

HOW DOES YOUR EYE WORK?
HOW DOES A WIND TURBINE WORK?
HOW DOES A TELESCOPE WORK?
HOW DOES AN AIRPLANE STAY UP IN THE AIR?

How do volcanoes form?
How is money made?
How do tornadoes form?
How do thunderstorms occur?
How does the sun not go out?
How does an eclipse start?
How do cars work?
How does the earth spin?
How do tidal waves start?
How does day and night work?
How does lightning form?
Why does it rain?
How do plants give us oxygen?
Why do people name planets?
How are rugby balls made?
How do bees find honey?
How does television/telephone work?
How do earthquakes happen?
How is milk made?
How does dew form?
How do the northern lights occur?
How do clams make pearls?
How do leaves change colour?
How do you make glass?
How is the sky made?
How is paper made?
How do trees help us breathe?
How do some animals camouflage?
How does a chameleon change colour?
How do we speak?
How do tectonic plates move?
How do metal detectors work?
How does language work?
How is metal made?


Week 8, HOOKS


BIO POEM INSTRUCTIONS

QWERTY WARRIORS Typing Game

TYPING ADVENTURE Typing Game

Week 2: WALHT write a compound sentence to add more detail.


Week 3: WALHT add effective detail to my recount.


Week 4: WALHT use action verbs for effect in our recounts



Week 5: Polishing and publishing our writing.