Technology Use Messes With Sleep

Technology Use Messes With Sleep

Here is another article about technology use interrupting our sleep patterns.

We will Jig Saw read again. In groups of 3, choose what section you are going to read. As you read, you need to focus on Close Reading and taking notes. It will be your responsibility to explain to your group the section that you have read.

We will review our anchor charts about close reading and taking notes before we begin.

After you have read, you will need your Author book. Divide your page into 2 sections. We will write a persuasive article in the coming days about sleep and technology. With your trio, brainstorm ideas and arguments FOR and AGAINST technology use before bed.

Sleep and artificial light

Artificial Light and Sleep Disorders

Here is an article about artificial light and sleep disorders- since you were all so surprised by how artificial light impacts on your sleep!

We will Jig Saw Read.

You will need to be in groups of 3.
The article is in 3 paragraphs, choose a paragraph to read each.
As you read, you will need to be close reading and taking notes.

What does this mean? How do you do it? Why is it important?

Let’s have a look!

Looking at data

Hi All,

Here’s the data questions  that you will need to answer about your Me In A Minute data.
I’d like you to finish these this week if you didn’t finish them in class. They are not difficult questions to answer.


  1. Did you achieve your goals? Why/Why not?
  2. What do you notice about your data/graphs?
    Any very low/high results?
    Any big changes?
    Why did these changes/differences occur?
  3. Calculate the difference between data sets. How much did you improve by? Can you show this as percentage improvement?
  4. What variables impacted on your data?
  5. What new goals will you set? What strategies will you use to improve your scores?


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Skinny vs. Fat

Hi Guys,

Your fact sheets are looking terrific- engaging, interesting to read, short snippets of to the point information- well done!

The next part we need to do, is to create 2 questions for a reader to investigate. We want nice, fat, juicy, delicious questions! So what’s the difference between a skinny question and a fat question? I’m so glad you asked!

Fat questions require an answer that needs a little investigating, a far bit of thought, and there may be more than one correct answer.

Skinny questions are questions that may have a yes/no or true/false answer. Their answers can be found very quickly and easily within the text. They often don’t require much thinking or any further investigating.

Fat and skinny questions both have an important place in reading and writing, but for this activity, I’d like you to write 2 fat questions. 

So how do you write a fat question? What should a fat question start with?

Let’s have a look HERE



These websites have some great questions starters for you to use. It may take you a couple of goes to get some really juicy fat questions and you might have to share you questions with a few people to test if they are truly fat questions.

Health Fact Sheet

This week (and a tiny little bit of next week) we will be creating a health fact sheet, based on one of our wonderings.

First, we need to take a look at what fact sheets actually look like: Fact Sheets on Google Images

These are Australian health fact sheets, hopefully yours will look something like this when we are done!

Let’s create a set of success criteria together. What do you notice about the fact sheets? What things should your fact sheet include? What do you notice about the writing style, headings, colours?

The second part of this activity, is that you will be creating a question and answer sheet for someone to complete after reading your fact sheet.  You questions will need to be deep/fat/inferential questions, not yes/no or true/false questions. We will look at these more in depth later.


Our fact sheet will include/ I can create a health fact sheet with/I am successful if my health fact sheet has:

Useful diagrams


Info is in bite sized pieces




Use of bold/italics/fonts/sizes




Headings and Sub Headings

Hints and tips

Interesting facts

Use of text boxes

Dot points

Compass Rose



Construction, in geometric terms means to draw a shape very accurately and precisely using mathematical instruments.

The mathematical instruments you will need are:


Other equipment:
A sharp grey lead pencil
A sheet of white A4 paper
An eraser

Click on the Rose above for your instructions.

Some hints:
Read all of the instructions first.
Highlight any new or difficult words, or anything you don’t know the meaning of.
Draw using light pressure on your pencil.
Double check all measurements and calculations.


What did you find most difficult? What maths was involved. Leave me a comment!