This term there will be a focus on persuasive writing. It will be your job during the homework period to write a persuasive piece on one of the following topics:
- Scoreboards should be banned at Junior sporting matches.
- Social Media (facebook,twitter, etc) is affecting our ability to talk to one another.
- Canteens should only sell healthy foods.
- Soft drinks and fast food should not be sold to children under the age of 18.
Remember, each of your paragraphs needs to have the following structure as shown to the left. Example: First paragraph
Obesity is becoming a very concerning health problem for Australians. Doctors have warned citizens that if they do not watch what they eat and start exercising more they could end up dying of serious health problems. Doctor Nevario, a leading health specialist said if something isn’t done quickly, we could face more strokes, heart attacks or even death in the near future. Data suggests that overall, people are choosing less healthy options and doing far less exercise than they were 10-20 years ago. We need to go back to our healthier days to ensure a healthier future for our nation.
Reading should occur nightly and must be tracked using the supplied reading tracker. Please see your teacher if you have misplaced yours.
After each nightly reading, a short summary can be recorded in a homework book, in Google Drive or in Evernote. This is to check for your understanding of the text.
It would be great to see you read a balance of fiction and non-fiction texts because this will help you build up your vocabulary and understand a greater variety of topics.
Times tables must be practised nightly to ensure fluency and automatic recall of answers. Only practise those times tables which you have not mastered yet. Write them down, say them, race yourself and others at home. Whatever your method is, do it!
|Plan and design your own “dream house” within certain cost constraints. Here are the budget, cost, and building rules you will have to work with.
An example of a finished house design, with all living spaces included and a clear and simple layout.
graph_paper_0.25_cm_001 Link for graph paper needed for house design (One square = 1 square metre)