Unusual

Buildings

LEVEL

27

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WORDS:

2278

CURRICULUM

AREAS

Humanities

Geography;

Technology

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26–31

Retelling

to

encourage

critical

thinking

about

the

content

Ask

each

student

to

retell

the

information

report

and

description

in

his

or

her

own

words.

Record

the

re-tellings

for

further

discussion

and

reflection.

Think

and

Talk

About

Fact

boxes

in

the

book

encourage

each

student

to

explore

the

statements

further

and

to

share

the

information

with

others.

Questions

to

reinforce

meaning

and

stimulate

discussion

Literal

1.

Why

do

some

architects

want

to

design

unusual

buildings?

2.

How

was

the

design

for

the

Sydney

Opera

House

chosen?

Inferential

3.

Why

would

the

Lotus

Temple

be

photographed

for

magazines

all

around

the

world?

4.

Why

would

the

lotus

flower

have

been

chosen

as

the

basis

for

the

design

of

the

Lotus

Temple?

5.

What

could

happen

if

there

was

a

build-up

of

snow

on

top

of

the

Basket

Building?

6.

Why

would

people

want

to

disguise

a

car

park

with

a

frontage

that

looks

like

a

bookshelf?

Applied

Knowledge

7.

In

the

Cubic

Houses,

why

would

the

living

area

be

on

the

lower

level?

8.

Why

do

people

take

photographs

of

unusual

buildings

they

have

visited?

The

Woodland

House

Literal

1.

Why

did

this

family

build

the

woodland

house?

Inferential

2.

Why

did

passers-by

want

to

help

build

the

woodland

house?

3.

How

does

straw

help

to

insulate

the

woodland

house?

4.

Why

was

a

compost

toilet

chosen

for

this

house?

Applied

Knowledge

5.

Do

you

think

this

style

of

house

would

suit

all

families?

Why?

Vocabulary

Replace

the

verb

‘replenished’

in

this

sentence:

The family has learnt to

reduce their water consumption, as the supply can be replenished only

when good rain falls.

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