A) Information Literacy and the Fairy Tale
Once upon a time, there was … ‘A king!’ my little readers will say right away. No, children, you are wrong. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood….
The original Adventures of Pinocchio is very different from the story that Mr Walter Disney created for his animated film in 1940. I was impressed that so many students were not satisfied with the original ending when the fox and the cat hung Pinocchio. Carlo Collodi’s first readers were not happy either. So he continued the story with the Blue Fairy saving Pinocchio and sending him on many more adventures.
Answer the questions using the central narrative.
1) Have you ever felt like a piece of wood?
What is the author really trying to say about life?
2) Why do we disobey our parents and teachers sometimes?
What gets in the way of being perfect?
What is the function of Jimminy Cricket?
3) Wouldn’t life be easier if we stayed as puppets?
What is the most useful part of school?
4) Do you know anyone who lived happily ever after?
What is the best we can hope for?
5) Should Mr Davidson re enter Australian Idol?
Why is “When you wish upon a star” such an effective coda?
What is Mr Davidson’s favourite narrative genre?
B) Questions on a bibliographic record found on our library catalogue.
Available: 1 copy (1 total, 0 on loan)
3) Physical description:
4) Subject 1:
5) Subject 2:
7) Full call number:
C) Language structures can be divided into 8 Text Types. Each Text Type can be adapted to each Key Learning Area. Many students studied Text Types in Year 6 so we will revise them now. The definitions below are simple and we will explore them in class. Extension students can go to Genres, Text Types or Discourse Modes.
1) Report describes how things are;
2) Recount describes what happened step by step;
3) Narrative has orientation, complication, sequence, resolution and coda;
4) Procedure must have steps in order;
5) Explanation shows how things happen;
6) Exposition is argument, debate and discussion;
7) Response explores feelings about art, music and literature and
8) Personal & Expressive allows us to be creative with poetry and lyrics.
Some wisdom statements
A day without sunshine is like night.
On the other hand, you have different fingers.
42.7 % of statistics are made up on the spot.
Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
Light travels faster than sound. That’s why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.