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Rapu Nui – Easter Island

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By Richard Rice

This geographical text, originally published in Literacy Time Years 3 and 4, No 5, provides information about a tiny but well-known island in the Pacific. Information is presented in the text, the labelled illustration, the photograph and the data box. The text raises questions that children can investigate further.

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Sharing the text

  • Read the poster with the children and give them time to look at the data box, the diagrams and the illustrations. Hide the poster and ask the children to recall:
    1. how the information is presented;
    2. what information is given in the data box;
    3. information about Easter Island.
  • Look at the poster, and list geographical terms and other unfamiliar words. Seek definitions of these words from the children.
  • Ask the children to summarise what the poster is about, using just one or two sentences. Scribe some of the answers and ask the children to select the most effective.
  • Consider the paragraphs and sections that form the body of the text. Look at the structure of each one – eg, Paragraph one provides the setting and details of the location, etc.
  • Ask the children to suggest further topics for paragraphs that might be included in a longer article – eg, climate, food and water, archaeology.
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