AUSTRALIAN ANIMAL POEMS

Today we are going to learn how to write a CINQAIN POEM about an Australian animal.

Here are some more examples of cinqain poems.

Now it’s time to create our own cinqain poems. Let’s try to create VIVID VERBS for the actions of our animals.  For example, instead of running we could say: lopes, bounds, scampers, sprints, scuttles…

Remember to look back at the rules for writing a cinqain poem at the top of this post 🙂

I look forward to reading your poems!

SOLE QUESTION?

This morning we are going to do some SOLE work for Inquiry.  You will be working in

Self

Organised

Learning

Environments.

Your SOLE question is:

What were Australia’s megafauna and how do they compare with today’s Australian animals?

You will be working in groups (which you can choose to join or leave) where each person has to do equal work.  You will have 40 minutes to research the question, write notes, create a poster with your key information on it and then present what you have found out to the class.

Use the strengths within your group.  Give out jobs.  Eg. ….. is a good artist so he/she will design the poster and do the artwork.  ….. is a good reader so he/she will read out what is on the website so we can all understand the main ideas.   Then we will all decide what the main facts are and ………….. will write them down as notes because…..is a good writer.

Have fun learning something new and unusual about Australian animals in your SOLE session today!  🙂

Mrs Veary