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3 In the texts 1 How many texts are there on pages 76? 2 a What text type is The Friday Quiz? Why do you think so? b On the text of The Friday Quiz the part that introduces the time, place and people. Done c Circle the linking words that tell about time. Write them below with a comma between each one. Every Friday, usually, d Underline the action, being and saying verbs. Write them below. stand up, is, asks, e Are the verbs in the present, past or future tense? 3 The Friday Quiz is in the present tense, to make us feel it is happening now. But most recounts are in the past tense. Rewrite the following in the past tense by changing the verbs. Mrs Temple turns [turned] to me. I know [knew] she is [was] going to ask me ] at me. What is [ ] she waiting for? Finally she speaks [ ]. I try [ ] not to panic. 4 Write yes or no in each box. a The Friday Quiz tells about what happened to someone. b An orientation tells who, where and when. c d We are told how the character feels. e There are time connectives telling about when. f There are joining words like and, but. g There are words that stand in for nouns such as I, me, we, us, you, he, him, she, her, it, they, them 78

4 5 Sequence these events in story order. 1 6 So then I was out and very sadly sat down. My brain got it totally wrong. But that week I had somehow made it through to the last three. Pete, what is 7 times 9? asked the teacher slowly. 6 Use the sentences above to complete the chart. Don t fill the coloured boxes. When or where? Who? What happened? How? usually in our I did not do very well made it through to somehow the last three waited for the next asked Pete, what is 7x 9? totally was out and sat down 7 Read Tiddalik the Frog. a Is it a narrative? Why? b Who do you think first made up the story of Tiddalik the Frog? c Who do you think the story was told to? d What do you think the purpose of the story was? 79

5 Read and learn 1 Look at the way Tiddalik the Frog is organised. Tick the correct boxes. a The name of each speaker is in bold in italics underlined. b After the name of each speaker there is a comma full stop colon. c The title, the names of characters, and the first word each character says begin with small letters capital letters. 2 Write yes or no in the box. a There is a space between each speaker. b 3 Who or what do you think the narrator of Tiddalik the Frog is? Why? 4 Who does most of the talking in the play? 5 Make a list of all the characters in Tiddalik the Frog. 6 Was Tiddalik at the meeting of all the animals? 7 How do you think Tiddalik was feeling? 8 What do you think the animals said at the meeting? 80

6 Your turn 1 Draw the animals all meeting with Tiddalik. A narrative tells a story that entertains, guides or teaches. It has a beginning, middle and end. It has: complications problem, either good (happy ending) or bad (sad ending). 2 In pairs or groups, read the play again up to where the Narrator says: And Nabunum began to dance, slowly at first, then faster and faster, wriggling into all sorts of shapes, knots and twists. Make up totally different endings for the play and tell them to each other. 3 Write your favourite ending here. Set it out correctly. Narrator: And Nabunum began to dance, slowly at first, then faster and faster, wriggling into all sorts of shapes, knots and twists. Done 81

7 Sentences 1 Write some saying and action verbs for the animals in Tiddalik the Frog. a Saying verbs growl, lisp, snort, b Action verbs waddle, flap, jump, 2 Write some adjectives and adverbs that describe the animals. a Adjectives describing what the animals look like fat, hairy, heavy, b Adverbs describing how the animals move and speak slowly, high, 3 Read the first column. It describes how to build a great sentence. The second column gives an example. Write about the frog in column Start with a subject The eel The frog Add a saying verb. The eel hissed The frog Add two The grey, slimy eel adjectives. hissed Add an adverb. The grey, slimy eel hissed slowly Add a conjunction The grey, slimy eel (and, but, or, so). hissed slowly and Add an action The grey, slimy eel hissed verb. slowly and swam away Add an adverb. The grey, slimy eel hissed slowly and swam away silently.

8 Singular or plural 4 Pronouns (words that stand in for nouns) can be singular or plural. Write the following pronouns in the correct columns below. he him she her it you they them a Singular pronouns b Plural pronouns I, me, We, us, 5 Read the sentences below. Circle the parts that are different. a Singular The frog is sitting on its leaf. The kookaburra laughs a lot. b Plural The frogs are sitting on their leaves. The kookaburras laugh a lot. 6 Change the following sentences from singular to plural. Singular The frog wakes up early. Plural a The up early. The tree lost its leaves. b The. The animal thought it was great. c The. Gender 7 Male people and animals are masculine gender: boy, man, rooster. Female people and animals are feminine gender: girl, woman, hen. Some nouns for people and animals are common gender: lamb, animal. Everything else is neuter gender: car, TV, milk, book. Copy these words into the correct column. bull cow calf table mother father child house a Masculine (he) b Feminine (she) c Common (he + she) d Neuter (it) boy girl people books 83

9 My stuff Books read poetry cool games 84

10 drawings l Diary plays MUST SEE CHARACTERS! great websites 85

11 Assessment: Units 7 and 8 Print your name here: (First name) (Family name) This is a test to see how well you understand what you have read, and to see what you know about using language, spelling and punctuation. It is also a writing test. Instructions another page in this book before answering. There are three different ways to show your answer: answer. O Use a pencil. DO NOT use a pen. If you make a mistake, rub it out and try again. Start of test Read the texts on pages 68 and 69, and answer questions 1 to 5. 1 The text dated Thursday 10 December, 1801 is from a O postcard. O recount. O journal. 2 The text called Matthew Flinders is told by O a narrator. O Matthew Flinders. O someone who was there. 3 Matthew Flinders was the first person to O map the southern coastline of Australia. O plan the southern coastline of Australia. O paint the southern coastline of Australia. 4 What did Matthew Flinders not do? O sail around Australia O discover Australia O make the first map with the name Australia on it 5 In what order did these events happen? Write a number from 1 to 3 in each box. Matthew Flinders went to the island. Captain Vancouver went to the island. Vines, water cress and fruit seeds were planted there. 86

12 Read The Friday Quiz on page 76, and answer questions 6 to 9. 6 The text The Friday Quiz is a O play. O narrative. O recount. 7 The narrator is O Pete. O the teacher. O the principal. 8 The Friday Quiz is told in the O present tense. O future tense. O past tense. 9 Pete first feels nervous when Mrs Temple O asks him to stand up. O stares at him over her glasses. O Read Tiddalik the Frog on page 76 and, and answer questions 10 to Tiddalik the Frog is a O poem. O play. O diary entry. 11 The purpose of Tiddalik the Frog is to explain O why there are giant frogs. O why there was a drought. O how to make a frog laugh. 12 Dreamtime stories O are passed down by older people. O were written by one author. O are modern stories about the past. 13 An orientation O O solves all the problems. O introduces the time, place and people. The spelling mistakes in these sentences have been circled. Write the correct spelling for each circled word in the box. 14 Flinders sailed southweds to Australia. 15 In northen Australia, the ship leaked badly. 16 The frog gave the other animals a tuff time. 17 Which of the following correctly completes the sentence? A is a huge mass of land. O continue O contact O continent O content 87

13 88 Assessment: Units 7 and 8 18 Which of the following correctly completes the sentence? The frog was so greedy, he drank more than share of water. O your O his O my 19 The words dance, wriggling, gushed and burst are all O saying verbs. O action verbs. O linking verbs. 20 The words calls, telling, screamed and will ask are all O saying verbs. O action verbs. O thinking verbs. 21 Shade one bubble to show where the missing question mark (?) should go. O O O Do you know what the big surprise was 22 Shade two bubbles to show where the missing quotation marks ( ) should go. O O O O Shade two bubbles O O I said, No way could that be true! Read this text, and answer questions 23 and 24. I ordered the soldiers to march along the beach. The Aboriginals thought the uniforms and guns looked so strange, they screamed with delight. 23 The word I refers to O an Aboriginal. O Matthew Flinders. O a soldier. 24 The word they refers to the O soldiers. O uniforms. O Aboriginals.

14 25 Write a diary entry about the day a drought ended. Before you begin happened that day. Plan your diary events in the order they happened, eg Sun very hot animals and plants dying clouds appeared. Remember s date. Talk to your diary the way you talk to a person. punctuation. when you finish. t make sense. 89

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