Quick summary: Students are asked to consider some quotes about solid waste and to answer a series of questions about these quotes.
- Students understand that solid waste that is produced by people impacts on our natural environment in many different ways.
- People have wants and needs.
- The more things people buy, they more they will eventually have to throw away.
- People have the ability to reduce the waste they produce.
- People have range of opinions about important issues.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 5 English
- Understand how to move beyond making bare assertions and take account of differing perspectives and points of view (ACELA1502)
- Present a point of view about particular literary texts using appropriate metalanguage, and reflecting on the viewpoints of others (ACELT1609)
- Recognise that ideas in literary texts can be conveyed from different viewpoints, which can lead to different kinds of interpretations and responses (ACELT1610)
Year 6 English
- Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion (ACELA1525)
- Analyse and evaluate similarities and differences in texts on similar topics, themes or plots (ACELT1614)
- Compare texts including media texts that represent ideas and events in different ways, explaining the effects of the different approaches (ACELY1708)
- Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions
Syllabus Outcomes: EN3-1A, EN3-2A, EN3-3A, EN3-6B, EN3-7C, EN3-8D.
Time required: 60 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – facilitate discussion around student answers.
Resources required: Writing materials.
Digital technology opportunities: Use digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: This activity can be set as homework.
Keywords: Waste, consumption, quotes.
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