Literature Circles was launched in 5M today. The four texts are…
Mahtab’s Story by Libby Gleeson
A horse called Elvis by John Heffernan
The final lap by Michael Panckridge
Emmy and the incredible shrinking rat by Lynne Jonell
Each group meets three times a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There are seven sessions in total to complete the text.
Visit the ‘Literature Circles’ page to get the low-down on the different roles and suggested ways to present your task. There is a page set up for each group too so check-in to see what each group has been discussing.
5M students recently created some fantastic drawings of Ivan’s domain. Students included lots of details that have been mentioned throughout the novel including Ivan’s physical characteristics and the items that are in his domain.
Here are some of the best in a slideshow.
What do you admire about the drawings of Ivan’s domain?
Do you think the 5M artists have captured the world that Katherine Applegate describes?
As we read our 100th page of the text, The One and Only Ivan, let’s reflect upon the main characters, their individual identities, qualities, feelings, features and expressions that make them unique and draw us (the audience) in.
Use the poppet app to create a graphic organiser that allows you to list four main characters and key ideas and adjectives to describe them. Conclude the task by thinking of a minimum of three shared characteristics that they all have in common.
Check out some of the Tagxego word clouds that 5M made from their adjectives.
This week’s task for Reading Roations is a TED talk about Everyday Leadership. Click on the link below to watch the talk by Drew Dudley who belives that leadership is not just about famous people but about small actions by everyday people that change lives.
Answer the folowing questions in your workbook:
1. Do most people believe leadership is about everyday people or people that change the world?
2. Drew tells the story of a young girl on her first day at university. How was she feeling that day?
3. What did Drew do that made the girl feel more comfortable about her first day at university?
4. Leadership is about making a change in others’ lives. How did Drew change the girl’s life?
5. Drew talks about “lollypop moments.” What does he mean by this?
Your chance to comment:
Do you believe that everyone can be a leader or do you believe that leadership is about being in charge and making decisions?