Reading Rotations – GLT

Term 1, Week 6, 2015

Summarise the story in your English books.

Create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the main ideas of Stress, Bullying and Body Image.

Term 1 – Week 6, 2015

As a group watch the following BtN clip:

Discuss the BtN story with your reading group. Share the main ideas of your discussion by writing dot points in your English book.
Define the term “Resilience” You may need to research the answer.
In your English books, answer the following questions in complete sentences.
  1. How many students were surveyed?
  2. What did the results show?
  3. What are the reasons some people may feel stressed, anxious or worried?
  4. What are some of the physical symptoms of stress?
  5. How do some students deal with stress?


Early finishers: Create a rap/ song/ poem that explains resilience.

Term 1 – Week 4, 2015

View this BTN story on Bottled Water and answer the questions below in your English books. You will need to write both the question and the answer when completing the task. Remember to click on the link to view the page.

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1. Write a brief outline of the BtN bottled water story.
2. Why do people drink bottled water?
3. Where does most of the water we buy in Australia come from?
4. Why do you think some farmers started selling water?
5. What do opponents of bottled water want to happen?
6. Why are they against bottled water?
7. What are some advantages of tap water?
8. When is it essential to drink bottled water?
9. What do water bottlers say about the environmental concerns?
10. What do you think should happen next?

Term 1 – Week 4, 2015

Reading Rotations Group Learning Task:

Discuss the BtN story with your reading group. Share the main points of your discussion by writing dot points in your English book. Then answer the following questions in complete sentences.

  1. Describe Brooke’s approach to life?
  2. What does Brooke say gave her resilience?
  3. What is Fresh Faced Friday?
  4. Why is Brooke passionate about the issue of body image?
  5. How did she get the Fresh Faced Friday campaign started?
  6. What do you think makes a person unique?
  7. What factors do you think affect a person’s body image?
  8. What do you understand more clearly since watching this story?
  9. What else do you think can be done to help encourage positive body image in young people?

If you finish early, create an advertisment that encourages young people to have a positive body image. You may need to be clear on the definition of body image first – discuss with your group.



Term 4 – Australian History – Reading and Comprehension Activities

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Independent Learning Task (ILT)

Term 1, Week 5: Click on the link below to watch the story “Preferential Voting”. Then answer the questions in your workbook.

  1. What was the main point of the story?
  2. What is the `First past the post’ voting system?
  3. When people go to the polls to vote, they number each candidate in order of _______________.
  4. How many votes does a politician need to get to win their seat?
  5. In your own words, describe preferential voting.
  6. Minor parties often do deals with major parties to give them ______________.
  7. Why do political parties hand out how to vote cards?
  8. Why are elections an important part of democracy?
  9. Do you think it is important for young people to understand the voting system? Why or why not?
  10. What do you understand more clearly since watching the BtN story?

Term 1, Week 4: Download and read the Discussion piece titled, Should Primary School Students Walk to School?

Answer the following questions in your English workbook. You will need to demonstrate quality work and use subtitles where required.

  1. Define in your own words what a balanced argument is.
  2. Is this title correct for a discussion piece? Explain why when you compare it against a persuasive title.
  3. Read the introduction again, what is the discussion about?
  4. Use dot points to identify 2 FOR arguments.
  5. Use dot points to identify 2 AGAINST arguments.
  6. The conclusion states the opinion by weighing up both sides – what main arguments have they used in this conclusion?
  7. Make a list of the language features used in this discussion piece. You may find particular terms useful when you are asked to compose your own draft this week in class. Two features to focus on are…
  • Connectives
  • Technical language


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