A Great Leap Forward by lindayy


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    Life pathways and social futures:                    Active citizenship:
         •   Collaborating with peers and                •    Interacting within local and global                     Experience:
             others                                           communities.                                         Natural curiosity
    Multiliteracies and communications                   Environment and technologies:                             about living
    media:                                                   •   Developing a scientific                           animals and their
         •     Blending traditional and new                      understanding of the world
               media                                         •   Building and sustaining                           environments.
         •     Mastering literacy and                            environments
                                                                                                                   Group work.

                                                                                                                   Living in a tropical

                                         A Great Leap Forward

www.qmuseum.qld.gov.au                        glass fish tank/filter/gravel/anti-chlorine drops/rocks   First Steps Writing

http://www.frdproject.org/                    Lester and Clyde(Big Book & Audio) by James H. Reece
                                              “ Interactive Writing” by McCarrier, Pinnell,Fountas(2000)

www.epa.qld.gov.au                            Tablelands Frog Club                          “Raising Native Frogs” by Alistair Bax (1995)

                                       Orientation Phase:                                                                Key Questions :
•      Brainstorm (brainstorm.doc) what we know about frogs. Create KWL chart.                                    Where will we find
       (KWL.doc) What we already know/What we would like to know/What we have                                     tadpoles?
       learnt.                                                                                                    How do we tell the
•      Read Lester and Clyde. Discuss frog’s habitat and threats.                                                 difference between
•      Create Interesting Word Chart                                                                              frog tadpoles and cane
•      Set up Tadpole Tank (Activities/raisingTadpoles.doc) Discuss issues of collecting                          toad tadpoles?
       tadpoles and how to identify frog tadpoles as compared to toad tadpoles.                                   What happens to frogs
•      Children create Wanted Posters for local shop/school and school news letter.                               when they lose their

                                     Enhancement Phase:
•      Daily observation of life cycle.                                                                           Do tadpoles change?
•      Make a Big Book documenting the changes in appearance, eating and growing.                                 How can we keep a
•      Teach use and care of a digital camera. Idea: Issue Digital camera licences to                             record of the changes?
       competent children to take photos of the life cycle.                                                       What do tadpoles need
•      Introduce persuasive argument genre. Children respond to anti-frog letter.                                 to live?
•      Scaffold report genre.                                                                                     How can we help
•      Children research appropriate internet sites.                                                              tadpoles survive in urban
•      Invite frog crazy guest.                                                                                   habitats?
•      Children create persuasive poster. persuasivePoster.doc)                                                   What makes a
•      Children create power point presentation /report genre on chosen frog.                                     persuasive argument?
•      Create a diorama of frogs habitat and threats.

                                Synthesis Phase:
                                                                                                                  How can we persuade others
•      Small groups of children present multi media presentation on chosen frog                                   to take action?
       to an audience. Release frogs back into natural habitat.
    Whole Class:             Individual:                   Deep                   Related
Skills of co-operation     Special needs            understandings:              Curriculum
and group work need        children will be        How and what we                 Areas:
to be explicitly           included.
taught.                    Consideration for
                                                   do impacts on our         •   English
                                                   environments. Our
Children have a range      group work for ASD                                •   SOSE
of literacy levels and     students. Children      rainforest animals
oral language abilities.   with challenging        are at risk               •   Science
                           behaviours.             due to a variety of       •   ICT’s
                                                   factors. We can           •   Maths
                                                   help by…………               •   Art

                                      Supportive Classroom

       Tips for

• Persuasive
• Response to
  Anti-Frog Letter              •   Classifying ideas and information
                                •   Collecting and collating data
• Power Point                   •   Comprehending the concept of ecological interrelatedness
• Multi Media                   •   Comprehending the concept of environmental responsibility
  Presentation to               •   Dealing in an orderly manner with parts of a complex whole
  audience.                     •   Presenting a persuasive argument
                                •   Setting out information in a report
                                •   Understanding the potential of media technologies

•    Did the students           Report Writing
     and audience feel                                              Exposition
                                Recount                        Reflection
     motivated to take          Letter Writing

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