Homework Term 3 2013

This term the homework tasks are split into four main areas; listening, writing, reading and word study.

LISTENING – Each week we will give you access to listen to a online story. There are 6 parts to the story which will be spread across the term. Once you have listen to the story you then have to write a brief overview.

WRITING – Each week there is a writing task within the homework section. This will change each week and generally look at a different style of writing.
Like Term 2 there will be weeks where we get news articles from students and award prizes to one lucky person who send their article through for publishing.

READING – Students should be aiming to read a minimum of 15 minutes for homework.  This reading could come in the following form – newspapers, Kiwi Kids News website, novel, magazine, e-reader, etc
For classes using the Kiwi Kids Homework Sheet students are expected to have their reading signed off by parents each day and this is sighted by the teacher at the end of each week.

WORD STUDY – This term we are focusing on letting the students identify different parts of speech each week.

Please don’t think that every task must be completed each week. The Kiwi Kids Homework works best if Parents/Teachers choose which tasks for their students and children.

We suggest using the homework sheet at the start of the week to set the required homework tasks.

WEEK 1
Writing Task – Write a detailed recount entitle ‘What I did in the holidays’.
Reading Task – Read for 15 minutes each night this week.
Word Study – Highlight 5 nouns and 5 verbs from your recount.

WEEK 2
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Listening Task
– Listen to Part 1 of Iris’s Ukelele – CLICK HERE – then write a paragraph (8 lines) giving an overview about what happened in Part 1 of the Iris’s Ukelele.
Writing Task – Write an argument based on a news article that has been on Kiwi Kids News this week. You have to take one side of the story and write your beliefs on the topic.
Reading Task – Read for 15 minutes each night this week.
Word Study – Highlight 5 adverbs and 5 adjectives from your listening overview or argument.

WEEK 3
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Listening Task – Listen to Part 2 of Iris’s Ukelele – CLICK HERE – then write a paragraph (8 lines) giving an overview about what happened in Part 2 of the Iris’s Ukelele.
Writing Task – Choose a news article from this week and write a detailed description as if you were at the event.
Reading Task – Read for 15 minutes each night this week.
Word Study – Highlight 5 pronouns and 5 conjunctions from your overview or description.

WEEK 4
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Writing Task
– Write a news article for the Kiwi Kids News website. Email your article to editor@kiwikidsnews.co.nz to get it published.
Reading Task – Read for 15 minutes each night this week.
Word Study – Highlight 5 nouns and 5 verbs from your article.

WEEK 5
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Listening Task – Listen to Part 3 of Iris’s Ukelele – CLICK HERE – then write a paragraph (8 lines) giving an overview about what happened in Part 3 of the Iris’s Ukelele.
Writing Task – Write a letter to the editor based around an article that has been on the Kiwi Kids News website. Email your letter to editor@kiwikidsnews.co.nz to get it published.
Reading Task – Read for 15 minutes each night this week.
Word Study – Highlight 5 adverbs and 5 adjectives from your overview or letter.

WEEK 6
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Listening Task – Listen to Part 4 of Iris’s Ukelele  – CLICK HERE – then write a paragraph (8 lines) giving an overview about what happened in Part 4 of the Iris’s Ukelele.
Writing Task – Find one news article on the Kiwi Kids News website that interests you. Re write this article using your own words.
Reading Task – Read for 15 minutes each night this week.
Word Study – Highlight 5 conjunctions and 5 pronouns from your overview or news article.

WEEK 7
CLICK HERE for more detailed information on your homework this week.
Writing Task – Write a news article for the Kiwi Kids News website. Email your article to editor@kiwikidsnews.co.nz to get it published.
Reading Task – Read for 15 minutes each night this week.
Word Study – Highlight 5 nouns and 5 verbs from your article.

WEEK 8
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Listening Task – Listen to Part 5 of Iris’s Ukelele – CLICK HERE – then write a paragraph (8 lines) giving an overview about what happened in Part 5 of the Iris’s Ukelele.
Writing Task – Find one news article on the Kiwi Kids News and write a poem about the article
Reading Task – Read for 15 minutes each night this week.
Word Study – Highlight 5 pronouns and 5 adverbs from your overview or overview  or poem.

WEEK 9
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Listening Task – Listen to Part 6 of Iris’s Ukelele – CLICK HERE – then write a paragraph (8 lines) giving an overview about what happened in Part 6 of the Iris’s Ukelele.
Reading Task – Read for 15 minutes each night this week.
Word Study – Highlight 5 adjectives and 5 verbs from your overview.

 

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