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Day on the Farm Doco Kids4Farmers (Stage 2/3 Unit) Outcomes and Indicators Persuaive Text: Information Report

Using images, videos, photos and interviews, create an informative documentary of an average day on the farm. You may wish to integrate Information Reports in order to promote your farm and give information about its location and function. Upload to blogs and Website. KLA Science & Technolo gy Outcomes and Indicators IC S2.2 Creates and evaluates information products demonstrating an understanding of the needs of particular audiences. develops ideas for an multimedia presentation, by planning and drawing a series of pictures as part of a storyboard ICS3.2 Creates and evaluates information products and processes, demonstrating consideration of the type of media, form, audience and ethical issues. works collaboratively to research, develop a storyboard and a multimedia presentation Learning Processes: DM S2.8 Develops, implements and evaluates ideas using drawings, models and prototypes at appropriate stages of the design process. DM S3.8 Develops and resolves a design task by planning, implementing managing and evaluating design processes. UT S2.9 Selects and uses a range of equipment, computer-based technology, materials and other resources with developing skill to enhance investigation and design tasks. UT S3.9 Evaluates, selects and uses a range of equipment, computer-based technology, materials and other resources to meet the requirements and constraints of investigation and design tasks. ENS2.5 Describes places in the local area and other parts of Australia and explains their significance. compares ways in which members of the community use features of the local area to meet their needs ENS3.5 Demonstrates an understanding of the interconnectedness between Australia and global environments Illustrates the importance of farming to the local area and connects that importance to a broader region TS2.1 Communicates in informal and formal classroom activities in school and social situations for an increasing range of purposes on a variety of topics across the curriculum. justifies a point of view with supporting evidence TS3.1 Communicates effectively for a range of purposes and with a variety of audiences to express well-developed, wellorganised ideas dealing with more challenging topics. attempts to persuade others in and outside the class to a point of view or action, presenting a few reasons TS2.2 Interacts effectively in groups and pairs, adopting a range of roles, uses a variety of media and uses various listening strategies for different situations. adjusts speech to suit familiar situations responds to different viewpoints in a discussion TS3.2 Interacts productively and with autonomy in pairs and groups of various sizes and composition, uses effective oral presentation skills and strategies and listens attentively. detects strategies that speakers use to influence an audience, eg emotive language, one-sided presentation of information, exaggerated claims prepares a spoken presentation considering the needs of a familiar audience such as predicting questions and planning answers, eg preparing a case for or against an argument

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uses group interaction strategies to work collaboratively uses a range of strategies to participate cooperatively in small-group discussions, eg taking turns, asking questions to gain more information, adding to the groups ideas.

WS2.9 Drafts, revises, proofreads and publishes well-structured texts that are more demanding in terms of topic, audience and written language features. Joint and Independent Writing uses other texts as models for aspects of writing such as text organisation, grouping of information under headings uses some effective planning strategies demonstrates self-editing skills understands and creates notes for relevant writing purposes shows evidence of careful revision, editing and proofreading in final draft uses computers to draft and edit writing

Subject Matter selects relevant information to use in own writing researches specific topics to write about Channel of Communication uses illustrations and diagrams where relevant chooses the medium for writing, eg by hand or by computer

WS2.10 Produces texts clearly, effectively and accurately, using the sentence structure, grammatical features and punctuation conventions of the text type. Grammar and Punctuation uses present tense in factual texts such as information reports and procedures

WS2.11 Uses knowledge of lettersound correspondences, common letter patterns and a range of strategies to spell familiar and unfamiliar words. Spelling deletes or adds words, adds information and rereads work to clarify meaning self-corrects words that do not look right uses spell check as one strategy for checking spelling.

WS2.12 Uses joined letters when writing in NSW Foundation Style and demonstrates basic desktop publishing skills on the computer.

Using Computers selects and inserts graphics or illustrations to enhance text meaning locates and uses spell check changes appearance of text according to purpose carries out basic functions, eg drafts, redrafts, prints, saves to correct place and retrieves a text

WS2.13 Discusses how own texts are adjusted to relate to different readers, how they develop the subject matter and how they serve a wide variety of purposes. Purpose understands purpose and stages of the organisation of texts compares the features of two different texts and talks about how these differences are related to the purpose.

Audience identifies audience of a text and adjusts writing accordingly.

Subject Matter lists a number of topics for writing talks about research as a way of building up a topic.

WS2.14 Discusses how own texts have been structured to achieve their purpose and the grammatical features characteristic of the various text types used. Grammar talks about how different types of adjectives have been used to add information in own writing talks about the use of tense (past, present, future) in literary texts reviews own writing for use of noun groups in building information, eg in an information report

WS3.9 Produces a wide range of well-structured and well-presented literary and factual texts for a wide variety of purposes and audiences using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and written language features. Joint and Independent Writing when necessary, records information from a variety of sources before writing rereads work during writing to maintain sequence and check meaning, changing words and phrases or checking for errors uses a variety of drafting techniques

plans writing through discussion with others and by making notes, lists or drawing diagrams writes paragraphs that contain a main idea and elaboration of the main idea constructs text in a range of media, eg video, multimedia, audio.

Audience redrafts the same text for different audience uses topic sentences to guide readers.

Subject Matter writes texts that include technical and abstract vocabulary undertakes research to extend knowledge of subject matter.

Channel of Communication uses diagrams, charts, maps, graphs, illustrations relevant to text. WS3.10 Uses knowledge of sentence structure, grammar and punctuation to edit own writing. Grammar and Punctuation prepares banks of words for a particular purpose, eg word chains, word sets uses correct punctuation when publishing, eg commas, apostrophes, exclamation marks identifies and corrects such things as spelling errors, incomplete sentences or missing punctuation in own writing.

WS3.11 Spells most common words accurately and uses a range of strategies to spell unfamiliar words. Spelling uses a thesaurus to find synonyms when writing demonstrates an awareness of the limitations of spell check features in word processing programs.

WS3.12 Produces texts in a fluent and legible style and uses computer technology to present these effectively in a variety of ways. Using Computers uses computer software programs and associated technology to format a variety of texts locates and uses thesaurus varies font and layout to suit particular audience and purpose chooses appropriate graphics to accompany text designs and organises information for a web page adds graphics, changes spacing and style when publishing uses word processing programs to design school/class newspaper, importing graphics and written texts from a range of sources

WS3.13 Critically analyses own texts in terms of how well they have been written, how effectively they present the subject matter and how they influence the reader. Subject Matter discusses what factors influence choices of topics for writing discusses language choices for building topic information.

WS3.14 Critically evaluates how own texts have been structured to achieve their purpose and discusses ways of using related grammatical features and conventions of written language to shape readers and viewers understanding of texts. Grammar identifies subjects, verbs and objects in clauses in different text types recognises how adverbs and adverbial phrases provide additional information in own writing recognises the importance of correct punctuation in the presentation of a published text. recognises and corrects the spelling of common known words and checks spelling of some unfamiliar words.

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