Reading is thinking!

Hi Room 2,

Let’s kick off our book week celebrations by sharing our thinking about the texts we are reading at the moment. We are going to try out a new tool but before we get started there are a few things to remember:

  • Only use your first name
  • Write in full sentences
  • Stick to the topic
  • Respect yourself and others

Click on your group’s link below to contribute your ideas:

Happy reading! 🙂


Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt

Over the past two weeks we have been learning to identify and describe the effects of figurative language in texts.

We have focused on identifying and explaining onomatopoeia, similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole, alliteration and idioms. Here is a chart to help you remember these:

Your task:

When you find examples of figurative language in your texts, add it to our padlet and share it with the rest of the class!

Happy reading 🙂




Crash! Bang! Pop! Meow!

In Reading this week, we will be learning about the different types of language authors use to make their texts interesting. One of these is onomatopoeia. Let’s watch the clip below to find out what this is.

Let’s watch it once more. This time, write down as many onomatopoeia words as you can.

Next, we are going to read The Beast Beneath the Bed by Clemency Pearce and Laura Hughes. When you hear an example of onomatopoeia, put your thumbs up. What effect do these words have on the audience?

Here’s what we found in the book:

  • Scritch! Scratch! – These words might have been used because they are realistic and they could make the audience feel scared.
  • BURRRRRPPPPPPPPP!!! – The author might have put this in to make the audience laugh or to make them feel disgusted.
  • WHEEEEEEEEE! – We think the author might have included this to make it seem like an adventure and to show that the beast is having fun.

What other onomatopoeia words can you think of? Add them to the comments below!

Your task now:

  1. Find a partner.
  2. Use this website to create a comic strip.
  3. Use onomatopoeia to tell the story.

I look forward to seeing them all 🙂



Online Reading

Good morning Room 2,

Welcome to Week 6! We are almost half way through the term. Today we are starting our unit on online reading. We will be learning about the features of online texts as well as reading lots of different things online. Here are some hyperlinks to get you started. You can use these for online reading at home as well!

Hopefully we can add to this list throughout our unit. Happy reading 🙂

Reading Reflections

This term, we have been learning to ask and answer questions about texts we are reading. Here are some of the things we have learnt:

  • The answers can come from the text or your head – Jasmin
  • When you answer Author and Me questions, you have to use your prior knowledge and clues from the text – Charli
  • You can look for answers in the text – Tyrese
  • Author and Me questions are questions that don’t have answers that are in the text – Khang
  • The answers to Think and Search questions are in more than one place in the text – Nikhil (4)
  • We need to use our prior knowledge to answer questions – Catherine
  • Asking and answering questions helps us understand the text – Emmanuel
  • You can point to the answer of a Right There question. It is in the text so you don’t need to use your prior knowledge – Shykeena

Next week, we will begin our unit of work on online reading.