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The week ahead..... Term 2 week 7



Reading : what are they like at decoding , comprehension and reading ? Covering these 3 areas will just about fill the box and you still have spelling , writing and talking to go!

Week 6 details

  1. Reports are the focus for the week and hence we have a pretty free week of engagements. The sport barrage of events should be coming to an end.

  2. Mon- Rugby U trials- Katrina away covered by Chantelle

  3. Mon- a Number of staff are leaving early to attend a RR course in Murbah- 4 classes in total ( 5R, 4/5CW, who else??- These classes meet Mark at 1:30- end of lunch on the back oval with their bags.

  4. Mon- 4pm in the staffroom we will beholding the District AECG meeting.

  5. Tues – Chess tournament- Adrian Covered by Chantelle.

  6. Wed- quick staff meeting

  7. Fri- AFL Gala day- Kate away replaced by......

  8. Fri – reports to buddies.

  9. and finally... Mel full of confidence and showing off before performing on the high trapeze at Lake Ainsworth.

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Reading Critically

Critical Reading
Reading a text critically means that you do not accept what you are reading at face value. This does not necessarily mean that you should find fault with a text, but rather that you should question and judge the merit and worth of the information it contains. A number of inter-related processes are involved in critical reading. They are: interpretation, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Whether you use all, or only some of these processes, will depend on both the particular reading situation, and your purpose for reading.

When we read critically for interpretation, we read to discover meaning in a text, that is, to determine what conclusions can be drawn about the various messages the text contains. Sometimes, there is more than one possible interpretation, and in such cases it is possible that our reading may be directed at the best, or most likely meaning. Interpreting a text will also frequently involve the processes of analysis and synthesis.

This is the process by which we examine the way the ideas and messages in a text fit together to create the overall meaning. When analysing a text we focus on:

  • identifying assumptions (ie. the hidden values that underlie what a writer is saying eg. that everyone who cleans their teeth uses toothpaste, or that everyone is interested in Rugby);
  • the structure of the argument (ie. the development and sequence of ideas, the relationship between ideas, whether the argument is inductive or deductive);
  • the relationship between evidence/data and argument (ie. whether the evidence supports and illustrates the argument, and whether it supports any conclusions that are drawn).

Synthesis usually occurs in conjunction with analysis, and involves the drawing together of the results of the analysis into a conclusion on which to base an interpretation or evaluation.

This is a process by which we establish the worth or merit of a text. Evaluation is a higher order process that involves all of the other processes described so far, ie. interpretation, analysis, and synthesis. When evaluating a text we attempt to look at the ideas and messages in a broader context. We might say - this is a good argument, but is it worth anything, does it have any merit? We would then use our knowledge of the subject or field, or of competing arguments, to establish the merit or worth of the argument.

Week 8 Planning days

Planning Days are just around the corner- we will get the timetable out asap so we can make adjustments on the back of previous feedback

Anaphylaxis Training

Team - last call for those who missed the training - please advise me if you need to complete this mandatory training


We have 83 IEPs for indigenous students completed- Great work everyone

Coming Up

AFL Gala day...yes that's important
District Rah Rah

District AECG meeting

School Athletics meeting