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During the last few weeks students have been developing their thinking and research skills.

 Thinking skills  (acquisition of knowledge and comprehension): 

Students viewed a few videos on the digestive system.  In small groups they discussed the parts/organs of the digestive system and how they all work together to digest a meal.  Then they drew and labelled their thinking.

After that, students worked in pairs  reading an example of an explanatory text – How does the digestive system work?

 Next they highlighted words in the text that needed further explanation – we used library books and dictionaries to clarify those words.

Then as a whole class we analysed the features and language  of the text and together  came up with  a checklist for explanation writing (there will be more about writing to explain in a future post).

In Math we worked on another learning engagement from you.cubed.org.  Pictures below. 

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