Monday, 5 June 2017

Reading Assessment: I can evaluate writer's’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. (Eg: I can make decisions about why the writer has written a piece of writing and how they have used particular structures and words to meet the purpose.)

Assessment: I can evaluate writer's’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. (Eg: I can make decisions about why the writer has written a piece of writing and how they have used particular structures and words to meet the purpose.)
Name:      Choose 3 out of the following texts:  

L5 Author’s Purpose follow up
I can describe the author's purpose in relation to structure and language choices in a text and give relevant evidence (eg vocabulary used)
I can compare and contrast differences in the author's purpose in relation to structure and language choices between different texts.

The author’s purpose is… Entertainment


The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are…

  • Funny Language.
  • Entertaining.
  • Uncertainty senses of language.
Specific language choices in the 3 texts:
Structure of the 3 texts:
Similarities

  • They all have Entertainment purposes in the wording.




Similarities

  • They all have pictures or drawings that help you get the feel of the story or article.

  • They all have paragraphs the link into each and helps the story or article flow.

  • All of the stories are for around the same age.


The author’s purpose is… Informative


The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are…

  • Sarcastic type wording
  • Entertaining
  • Researched information
  • Opinion

The author’s purpose is… Entertaining


The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are..

  • Powerful
  • Strong
  • Emotion in their voice
  • Entertainment purposes
Differences

  • The first story and the last story are for entertainment purposes.

  • The second story is the only informative story out of the 3.

  • Only the second story has the writer's opinion in it.




Differences

  • The first one is set out in an article and has pictures after each paragraph.

  • The two last stories have pictures in the background to tell the reader even more about the story so they can picture it in their mind while the read it.






Level 5 - TAuthors’ Purpose Map
I can describe the author’s purpose in a text
I can identify several features of the author’s purpose



The author’s purpose is…
The point of view is…
The intended audience is…
I can identify several features of the author’s purpose; and explain giving relevant examples and evidence.

What does it say in the text to show you that:
  • this is the author’s purpose
  • this is the point of view
  • this is the intended audience
The author’s purpose is…
P? I? E?

Informative
  1. The fact that the Dionaea muscipula, or Venus flytrap, feeds on unsuspecting insects by luring them into its jaw-like leaves with sweet-smelling nectar has been known for centuries. <--Facts

2. They then monitored the amount of carbon dioxide released with the help of an infrared laser.   < --- Trial and error.

3. has uncovered that the crafty plants use the proteins extracted from their prey,  < -- Research.
The point of view is…


3rd Person
  1. However, scientists thought the prey only provided the plant with essential nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous < -- “scientists”

2. The researchers, who published their findings in the scientific journal   < -- “the research”

3. The scientists believe the large amount of energy<--- “the Scientists”
The intended audience is...


Young Adults
  1. University of Freiburg in Germany < -- Young adults would know about university.

2.who published their findings in the scientific journal New Phytologist < -- Something also for young adults

3. Screenshot 2017-06-02 at 9.43.42 AM.png
I can generalise about the author’s point of view

Overall… this article is for informative purposes because… It wants you to know :the truth: about the venus flytrap and the new studies they have found out about it because It is for young adults so they know the nutrients of the weird plant.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Drums - Excellence Blog Post #2

This week at drums I started to learn different songs E.G Cant stop the feeling, Justin Timberlake. I mostly just practice the songs that I am suppose to learn in time for my band practice. Every week I go over all the different beats and songs ive learnt so i dont forget them and then I usually learn a new beat.

I showed Excellence while I was at my drum lesson by making sure that I don't forget any of the beats and making sure that i practice my drum beat for the band.

I showed leadership at my drum lesson this week by using my inisitive and practicing all the songs and drum beats that I needed too.

Preparing For The Big Dodge Ball Game - Excellence Blog Post #1

This week me and me kowhai house captain partner, Sophie, are crating a document on google docs preparing for a big dodge ball game we are Running for the Kowhai house and we also might be making it against the other houses but we have to discuss that with them first. I think that all of the house captains are going to have a meeting with each other to see if we are going to do a dodge ball game with everyone or just the one house.

I showed Active Thinking while making this document with Sophie by making sure to discuss whatever we were writing with the other house captains just incase they were doing their game on the same day or if they were going to organized the same game.

I showed Leadership while doing this by sharing ideas and being creative with the different game choices.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

40 book challenge - 13 reasons why.

This story is about a 16 year old girl who commits suicide and creates 13 tapes to give to the 13 people who are the reasons why she killed herself. There is a boy named clay who is not a very popular person and doesn't have many friends except for her and did nothing to her what so ever and the entire book is about clay trying to find his tape and going to all these different locations to try and find out what everybody did to deserve to be on one on the 13 tapes. But when it comes to clay's tape he finds out the reason why hes the person on the last tape...

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Visual language term 1

Current Events Term 1



In Current Events I covered these topics:
  • The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council.
  • Donald Trump’s Refugee Plan
  • Christchurch Earth Memorial
  • The new Ngā Puna Wai Sports Facility
  • The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan with a submission to the council.

My favorite topic was the Donald Trump refugee ban because i already new a lot about it.

Here's my red zone project regeneration plan.

The Reading National Standards I have achieved are (delete the ones that are not relevant)
  • Year 9/10
    • As I read I can make decisions about the usefulness of the text for the purpose - Eg: by using a variety of criteria to evaluate

Monday, 10 April 2017

Term 1 Novel Study


This term I have been reading and studying the novel See Ya Simon by David Hill.


I found this novel Intriguing at first because at the start it was intriguing and interesting by then it started going downhill towards the end and the ending is weak and predictable in my opinion.


During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.


National Standard this covers (delete the ones that are not appropriate)

  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can monitor my understanding as it develops during my reading, and adjust my strategies to address any comprehension problems Eg: If I don’t understand a passage I have read I can re-read it, read-on, use pictures or diagrams, or explore the meaning of some of the vocabulary.
    • I can use strategies to analyse ideas and information and to reflect critically on the meaning I am gaining from my reading. (Eg: I can think about the meaning of the information and ideas and how this fits with what I think)

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