Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hurricanes Thailand Reading Activity

WALT ask questions about what we are reading- before, after and during reading

You are going to read about a child who lives in THAILAND. Before you start, you will need to think of 5 questions you would like to ask about life in Brazil.

How old is he
Does he have parents
Does he go to school
Does he have brothers or
Is rich or poor

Now click on the link and read about Phongpap who lives in Thailand.

Next you will make notes about these headings in this table.

Thailand is located in Asia.
Thailand means the land of freedom.
The capital of Thailand is Bangkok,
it is also the largest city in Thailand.
At school in Thailand they have school all
year except for April and October.
The children also go to school from
Monday to Saturday. The children don’t go
to school in April because it get’s really hot
and in October there are lots of celebrations.
There are three seasons in Thailand and they
are called wet, cool, hot. During the wet season
from May to October they have Monsoons. Monsoons are
big storms that bring rain.
The cool season isn’t really cold. April is the hottest month.
Most of the villagers who in Thailand
live in houses that are on stilts.
The houses are 7 to 10 feet above the land
so that they flooded during the monsoons.
Thai food very spicy.
Thai people eat rice with every meal.
Fried rice is very common
In Thailand their clothes are mostly from the western.
Thailand people don’t wear short shorts
or sleeveless shirts. Except for the Monks.
They wear orange cloth that is wrapped around
their body. On special occasions people wear
native cloths which are bright and colorful.
Most of the holidays in Thailand center around
buddhist and full moons or a seasonal change
such as the end of a rainy season.The king and
queens birthday is also national. The kings
birthday is in December the 5th and the
queens birthday is in August the 12th.
Thailand is one of the  hardest languages.
It is very difficult. For example “cow”
can mean rice, white, she, they,
he and the number nine.

What are 5 questions you would like to ask now? What else would you like to find out?

How do Thai people
celebrate special occasions.
Why does one word in Thai mean
a whole lot of other meanings
How many disasters did Thailand
Do Thai people travel alot
Do Thai people have as special
occasion for Queen Elizabeth

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