Choosing a Good-Fit book


WALT: select quality texts

TIB: Selecting a good book to read is as difficult as deciding what to have for dinner each night. You need to take your time and choose the best fit book for your interest and reading level. Otherwise you may not enjoy it (just like your dinner).

When you read you want to be:

  • interested in the topic and engaged in the themes that the author portrays through various characters and/or actions
  • understanding most of the words, themes and ideas that are introduced in the book.

How do you normally choose a book?

Sometimes it can be hard and we may have to take time to review and select an appropriate text. It is OK if you start reading and then decide that you don’t enjoy the text at the end.

This website may help to find the most recent accounts and books released. Book Reviews for kids


  • look at 3+ different texts
  • Say what you think about them to a partner
  • Give one reason why you would like to read a text
  • Give one reason why you would like not like to read a text

Stage 2 RFF Groups – And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

WALT: Make connections to a text by using research skills.

TIB: Using research skills we can begin to understand part of our Australian history and this will help us understand the text more deeply.




What are some connections you are finding while we are reading this story? Remember ask yourselves:
Text-to-self – What does this text remind me of from my own life?
Text-to-text – What other text does this story remind me of?
Text-to-world – What events in the world does this text remind me of?



In pairs research Slouch hats and the Australian Army on the

Australian War Memorial Website.

  1. What is it made from?
  2. Why was this style selected?
  3. Describe the crown and the brim. Which side is or was it turned up and why?
  4. What else was attached to it? Describe the embellishments.
  5. Complete a timeline of five significate moments in the slouch hat’s history based on the information you find.

We will share your findings with the class at the end of the lesson.

Research task is to be handed up at the end of the lesson.


  • Working together in pairs

  • Completed research task

  • A prediction about the text

  • At least one connection about the text


Record at least 3 facts about WWI Uniforms from this website:



Create an artwork using crayons/pastels that reflects your understanding of this book.

Year 5 PBL update 1


So far 5T and 5J have learnt to use new webtools such as madmagz. Madmagz is very helpful in many ways because it organises and places everything in order for your magazine like putting in a cover, articles and much more.

We all have a shared document for booking an interview with one of the teachers for learning more about  google apps,  iMovie and blogging etc.

PBL- Project Based LearningPBL5


Our Driving Question


Yousif and I enjoy using and learning about different webtools to communicate with our peers and the community.

By: Jana and Yousif

Georges Marvellous Medicine

WALT: write a book review

TIB: Good readers like to promote the joy of reading specific books to others.


What do you remember?
What part did you enjoy?
What did you like about the author’s writing?
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Who?

Quick Quiz


  • Use scaffold
  • Complete all sections
  • begin to write your review.

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