Picture Day Perfection Brainstorm

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1. Language Features

1.1. Compound Words - 'pancake', 'bedhead'

1.2. Similes - 'as hard as stone', 'as cold as an iceberg'

1.3. Alliteration - 'messy muddles'

1.4. Rhyming Words

1.4.1. Rhyme generation game

1.4.2. Roll-a-rhyme

1.4.3. Highlight words from text and come up with rhyming words with the class

1.5. Word Families

1.5.1. Choose words from text and come up with word families

1.5.2. Count syllables and record number of syllables in each word

1.5.3. Phonemic Awareness

1.5.3.1. Sound addition

1.5.3.2. Sound deletion

1.5.3.3. Sound substition

1.5.4. Word family sorts

1.6. Discuss the reason of the repetition of word 'perfect'

1.7. Onomatopoeia - 'Click'

1.8. Opposites Words - 'small and large', 'neat and messy'

1.9. Compound sentences

1.9.1. Analyse conjunctions in text

1.9.2. Compose list of conjunction words

1.9.3. Students write compound sentences

1.10. Analyse 3 types of nouns - use sticky notes

1.11. Font - Why did the author use all capital letters? - 'WASTED, USELESS, RUINED'

1.12. Adjectives

1.12.1. Create lists of adjectives with students

1.12.2. Identify adjectives from text

1.12.3. Use adjectives in sentences, to describe characters and in short stories

1.13. Code-breaking as integrated approach

1.14. Grammar

1.14.1. Use of Capital letters

1.14.2. Learn about basic punctuation - 'full stops, commas for lists, question and exclamation marks'

1.14.3. Show videos

1.15. Word-building games

1.16. Language constructs character and settings with noun, adjectives, adverbs, etc.

2. Multimodal Texts

2.1. Design birthday card for character

2.2. Create a "Wanted' poster for one of the characters in the story

2.3. Create a book review using digital technologies

2.4. Produce comic-strip of an extra scene in story

2.5. Design poster to advertise book

2.6. Using digital technologies to communicate favourite characters and events

2.7. Analysis of fonts, spacing in text and multimodal elements.

3. Creative Ideas

3.1. Role play story

3.2. Students create quiz on text and test their friends

3.3. Word Trains

3.4. Unjumble words from text

3.4.1. Fun activity and increases phonemic awareness and spellings

3.5. Write a class newspaper report about picture day

3.6. Reading and writing Journal

3.6.1. Create connections between texts, text-to-self and text-to-world. Provides ideas for future writing pieces.

3.7. Reader's Theatre (Picture Day Perfection)

3.7.1. Help students develop fluency

3.8. Short Oral Presentation to class about their perfect picture

3.9. Invent some speech/dialogue for characters in the story

3.10. Word Bank regarding theme of "school, picture day". Create a word wall.

3.11. Summarize story into beginning, middle and end and draw pictures for each.

3.12. Story Arc/Map - Setting, plot, climax, resolution

3.13. Clouds of Wonder with sticky notes - "I Wonder' Questions (Before, During, After)

3.14. Draw your perfect picture

3.14.1. Text-to-self connections

3.15. Character Profile

3.15.1. Physical Appearance

3.15.2. Qualities/traits

3.15.3. Description

3.15.4. Background

3.15.5. Personality type

3.15.6. Rating Scales

3.15.7. Character Webs

3.16. Crystal Ball

3.16.1. Predicting and foretelling character's life in the future

3.17. Innovate on text by experimenting with character, setting or plot

3.18. First, Next, Then, Last

3.18.1. Categorising and summarising story into 4 sections

3.18.2. Sequencing Story Events & create timeline

3.19. Learn about sequence of months, how many days in each month and how to write the months

3.20. Predict and write next year's picture day

3.20.1. Compose next year's picture day story with the class. Draw illustrations, write story, design cover with digital technologies. Identify all the elements of a book and create a professional work to be shared with the rest of the school.

4. Literacy Strategies

4.1. Discussion Questions

4.1.1. Meaning of word 'perfect'

4.1.2. Literature discussions

4.1.3. Text-to-self connections - connecting with own life of picture day

4.2. High Frequency Word Vocabulary

4.2.1. Outline the shapes of all words

4.2.2. Memory Cards

4.3. Read book with expression, intonation, fluency, facial expressions and body gestures

4.4. Connection between print and images - look at all illustrations to predict story and next year's picture

4.5. Planning Writing Strategies - creating scene, predicting next year's picture day short story

4.5.1. Brainstorming

4.5.2. Structuring beginning, middle and end

4.5.3. Drafting

4.5.4. Sketching

4.5.5. Editing and proofreading one's work

4.6. Discuss front and back cover and title of text

4.7. Model reading

4.8. Student collaboration

4.8.1. Social interaction

4.8.2. Constructivism theories

4.8.3. Vygotsky

4.9. Meaningful texts

4.9.1. Use prior experiences, background knowledge, funds of knowledge, virtual schoolbag and link home and community with schools.

4.9.2. Text-to-text

4.9.3. Text-to-self

4.9.4. Text-to-world

4.9.5. Authentic and purposeful use of literacy

4.10. Sensory Experience

4.11. Modes

4.11.1. Reading

4.11.2. Speaking

4.11.3. Listening

4.11.4. Writing

4.11.5. Creating

4.12. Literacy Theories

4.12.1. 4 Resource Model needed for a fully literate person

4.12.1.1. Bottom-up = code-breaker

4.12.1.2. Top-down = Text analyst

4.12.1.3. Psycholinguistic - Text user

4.12.1.4. Critical Theory

4.13. Shared reading and writing circles

4.14. Reading and comprehension strategies

4.14.1. Making valid inferences

4.14.2. Predicting

4.14.3. Questions

4.14.4. Summarising

4.15. Learning Vocabulary

4.15.1. Concept of definition map

4.15.2. Four square learning vocabulary

4.16. Oral summary - retell story

4.17. Interviews - inferring activities

5. Cross Curriculum Priorities

5.1. Culture and Diversity

5.1.1. Discuss traditions and celebrations from different cultures

5.1.1.1. Indian Celebration Diwali

5.1.1.2. African Culture

5.1.1.3. Ramdan Celebration

5.1.1.4. Chinese New Year

5.1.1.5. Aboriginal Culture

5.1.1.6. Australian Culture

5.1.2. Discuss and make connections text-to-self - family traditions, celebrations and culture

5.1.3. Initiate discussion from the picture day smiles page.

5.1.3.1. "What makes us the same? What makes us different?"

5.1.3.2. Respect and value diversity

5.1.4. Explore personal identity

5.1.4.1. Write "I am...' sentences

5.1.4.2. Show video of personal identity

5.1.4.3. Game - 4 coloured squares with written phrases

6. Feelings and Emotions

6.1. Emotions and Feelings Vocabulary Video

6.2. Create word wall with feelings vocabulary

6.3. Different grades of emotions

6.4. Explore how body language and facial expressions show feelings

6.5. Role play feelings

6.6. Discussion Question - "What do you think characters are feeling in the story?"

6.7. Student write a diary entry of his feelings and why he behaved that way

6.8. Think of different perspectives (text-user) - same situation but different views

6.9. Write sentences with feelings vocabulary

6.10. Use feelings and emotion vocabulary on word wall

7. Morals and Values

7.1. Discuss value of respect

7.2. Discussion of appropriate and inappropriate behaviour. "Did the main character act correctly?"

7.3. Role play of appropriate and inaoppropriate behaviour

7.4. Discuss how language changes according to context, audience, register and relationships

7.4.1. Friends

7.4.2. Family

7.4.3. Teachers

7.4.4. President

7.5. Give examples of morals and values

7.6. Students write apology letter as main character to someone they offended at school

8. Different Types and Purposes of Texts

8.1. Informative flyer - how to get perfect picture taken and significance of picture days.

8.2. Recipe - pancakes

8.3. Entertainment - next year's picture day short story

8.4. Persuasive - Students write a persuasive letter as main character to principal to take another picture

8.5. Diary entries on the day's activities and feelings in the perspective of a character.