Quick summary: In this activity students explore the concept of solid waste by analysing three quotes. Students work independently or in pairs to analyse quotes that can be applied to the concept of solid waste and to answer a series of questions about these quotes, and then work to create their own quote about waste.
- Students will understand how to analyse a quote.
- Students will understand that waste is an issue that many people are concerned about.
- Students understand that different people have different ideas about waste.
21st century skills:
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)
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704)
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)
- Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions (ACELY1709)
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1714)
Syllabus Outcomes: EN3-1A, EN3-2A, EN3-3A, EN3-6B, EN3-7C, EN3-8D.
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and creative thinking.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.7.
Relevant parts of Year 5 English achievement standards: Students analyse and explain literal and implied information from a variety of texts. They create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts for different purposes and audiences, and contribute actively to class and group discussions, taking into account other perspectives.
Relevant parts of Year 6 English achievement standards: Students compare and analyse information in different and complex texts, explaining literal and implied meaning. They create detailed texts for a range of purposes and audiences, and contribute actively to class and group discussions.
Topic: Waste, Sustainability.
Time required: 40 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – facilitate discussion around student answers.
Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student. Device capable of presenting a website to the class. Pens/pencils.
Keywords: Waste, consumption, quotes.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.