Thursday, October 13, 2016

Melbourne Cup 2016

It is the race that stops our Nation.

I have two packs for you to use in the lead up to the day - the first Tuesday in November.

This one is for Years 2-5 - Discover information and write your own Information Report guided by the information provided. 




This pack provides information about Melbourne Cup. This information will assist in the writing of your own Information Text, guided by a rubric. (58 Pages)

KWHL - for Melbourne Cup. There are colour, plus black/white versions and a one page version 
This will assist in assessing what your grade knows and will help when writing the Information Text
This is what we know about…
This is what we want to know …
This is how we will find out what we want to know…
This is our new learning about …

Facts - These cards can be used as discussion starters or to display these facts about Melbourne Cup and discuss what they mean. They can be used as starters for the Information Text to help build the paragraphs

Photos - These photos are to be used to assist in writing the text. Print off and display around the finished Information Text 

Reading - This text is to be used to record the main ideas and the supporting information. The second task is to paraphrase the text

Writing – Use the photos provided in the photo section to assist in writing the text. Print off and display around the finished Information Text. The rubrics are helpful in assessing the text. A planner is included for the Information text. There are a variety of papers and planners provided.

This next pack is suitable for Prep (Foundation) to Year 2



Melbourne Cup
15 pages that cover the following tasks.

Horse words – to use in writing and word workConcept Map – to describe a horseHow to ride a horseHow to train a horseCan – are – have A jockey’s silkMy horse’s information BOGGLE – Melbourne CupLabel parts of the horseMelbourne Cup game – for three players. See who comes 1st, 2nd and 3rd - plus a coloured version




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