Last week we were looking at the reading strategy of how to identify 'Main Idea' when we are reading. Sometimes it can be easily found in the first sentence or perhaps the last, but sometimes it can be trickier than that and you have to 'infer' or use the clues in the text to help you decide what the main idea is. This week in our literacy activities we will be playing some of these games to help use become more efficient (better) at figuring out the main idea. Make sure you think about the key ideas we were working on last week as you complete the activities. Click on the pictures.
Watch the following video. It's a fable titled "The Lion and the Mouse". A fable is a short imaginary story that teaches a moral or lesson. While you watch the video, think about the lesson it teaches; that is the same thing as the main idea of the story. Post a comment below telling me what you think the 'Main Idea' of the fable was.
Last term we spent some time looking at Figurative Language in our Literacy block. We worked at being able to identify and write metaphors and similies, as well as understanding hyperbole, personification and alliteration. In order to demonstrate our understanding of figurative language we created 'alliteration' movie clips using Zimmer Twins, as well as using StoryBird to make short picture books illustrating the different types of figurative language. As some of you may know, figurative language is often a tricky concept to grasp so please appreciate that we are still learning all about what it is and how it can enhance our writing as well as someone else's reading experience. Browse the links below to take a look at what we created! We would love your feedback!
Tom's Alliteration Movie Josh's Alliteration Movie Sophie H's Alliteration Movie Ruby's Alliteration Movie
Imogen's Alliteration Movie Nick's Alliteration Movie Nina's Alliteration Movie Sam's Alliteration Movie
Ella's Alliteration Movie Sophie S's Alliteration Movie Noah's Alliteration Movie Jess's Alliteration Movie
For the teachers interested, the activities that lead to these creations can also be found on this site at the following links or by licking on the Literacy tab, followed by the Daily 5 Work on Words tab:
So what are homophones?
As you will see from the picture on the left, homophones are words that sound the same but mean different things and are spelt differently. Sometimes it can be tricky to figure out which one you should be using in your spelling!
One of the homophones that we often confuse is 'there', 'their' and 'they're'. Deciding which one means what can become quite tricky so I want you to watch the clip below to help you with this!
Now that you have a better understanding of 'there', 'their' and 'they're', I want you to leave a comment on this blog post that explains the following things:Free Word Search Puzzles
What does their mean? Give an example of how you might remember this.
What does there mean? Give an example of how you might remember this.
What does they're mean? Give an example of how you might remember this.
NOW TRY TRY TO FIND ALL OF THE HOMOPHONES BELOW IN THS WORD SEARCH! JUST DRAG THE CURSOR OVER THE WORDS AS YOU FIND THEM. IF YOU GET TIME WRITE THE HOMOPHONES DOWN IN YOUR BOOK WITH THE MATCHING ONE. FOR EXAMPLE BEAR, BARE
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