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Middle Primary

Merryn Whitfield Integrating English with Society and Environment/Science

Integrating English with Society and Environment/Science

Middle Primary

Merryn Whitfield

© 2001 Blake Education ISBN 1978 86509 751 9 751 0 1 86509 Targeting Writing Across the Curriculum Middle Primary Blake Education Locked Bag 2022 Glebe NSW 2037 www.askblake.com.au Publisher: Sharon Dalgleish Editors: Maureen O’Keefe and Nick Szentkuti Design and illustration by Jane Cameron, Fisheye Design Printed by McPherson’s Printing Group Copying for educational purposes The Australian Copyright Act 1968 (the Act) allows a maximum of one chapter or 10% of this book, whichever is the greater, to be copied by any educational institution for its educational purposes provided that that educational institution (or the body that administers it) has given a remuneration notice to Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) under the Act. For details of the CAL licence for educational institutions contact: Copyright Agency Limited Level 19, 157 Liverpool Street Sydney NSW 2000 Telephone: (02) 9394 7600 Facsimile: (02) 9394 7601 Email: [email protected] Copying for other purposes Except as permitted under the Act (for example, any fair dealing for the purposes of study, research, criticism or review) no part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written permission. All inquiries should be made to the publisher at the address above. Copying of the blackline master pages The purchasing educational institution and its staff are permitted to make copies of the pages marked as blackline master pages, beyond their rights under the Act, provided that: 1. the number of copies does not exceed the number reasonably required by the educational institution to satisfy its teaching purposes; 2. copies are made only by reprographic means (photocopying), not by electronic, digital means, and not stored or transmitted; 3. copies are not sold or lent; 4. every copy made clearly shows the footnote (for example ‘Blake Education 2000. This sheet may be photocopied for non-commercial classroom use’). For those pages not marked as blackline master pages the normal copying limits in the Act, as described above, apply.

Contents The Principles Underlying this Book

4

The Structure of this Book

5

Teaching Text Types

6

Text Types in this Series

7

Useful Resources

11

Student Assessment

13

Record Sheets BLM 1 Term Planner

14

BLM 2 English Outcomes: National Level 3

15

BLM 3 English Outcomes: NSW Stage 2

16

BLM 4 Society and Environment Outcomes

17

BLM 5 Science Outcomes

18

BLM 6 English Skills Checklist

19

BLM 7 Society and Environment Skills Checklist

20

BLM 8 Science Skills Checklist

21

BLM 9 Cross-Curriculum Checklist

22

Units Linked with Society and Environment Unit 1 British Colonisation

Recount and Discussion

24

Unit 2 The First Australians

Information Report and Response

37

Unit 3 Significant Australian Places

Description and Exposition (Persuasion) 50

Unit 4 Explorers

Procedure and Discussion

63

Unit 5 The Human Body

Description and Explanation

77

Unit 6 The Material World

Procedure and Recount

90

Unit 7 Mini-Environments

Information Report and Exposition

Units Linked with Science

103

(Argument) Unit 8 Machines

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