Wednesday, 5 July 2017
For reading over the past five weeks I have been focussing on:
I can monitor my reading for accuracy and sense, demonstrating that I have the confidence to adjust my reading (e.g., by varying the speed of reading, by rereading, and by attending to the most important information) when I encounter difficulties.
I can make connections between my prior knowledge and the concrete examples in a text in order to understand abstract ideas in the text.
During this time, I have been reading with the teacher a
nd also using an online tool called Read Theory to help practise these skills.
My two favourite texts I read were:
- …. Earthquakes because it was base in Christchurch and it was insetting.
- …. Getting to work because it was insetting how people get to work all different ways .
Here is a screenshot of my Read Theory results
Assessment task: I can recognise the features and purposes of
familiar text types and use my knowledge to find my way around and understand textsWALT: I can recognise the features and purposes of familiar text types and use my knowledge to find my way around and understand texts
Why this text feature is important?
So it tell you what the text is about.
Text features support the information the author presents in the text.
So we know what it is about .
It tell you what the paragraph is about.
So you know what the things going to be about in the next paragraph .
blurb defines what the book is about.
It tell you where something has happened .
It help you read the text sometime or it don't make the text boring
Allow readers to see detailed depictions of an object from the text with labels
Identifies important vocabulary words for students and gives their definitions
Show an important object or idea from the text
2. PIE - There are 3 purposes to texts - Persuade, Inform, and Entertain.
In each of the 3 small texts below state whether the text is Persuasive, informative or entertaining and say why you think that.
Persuasive, informative or entertaining?
Why do you think this?
I think my dad is Dracula.
I know that sounds insane,
but listen for a moment and
allow me to explain.
We don’t live in a castle,
and we never sleep in caves.
But, still, there’s something weird
about the way my dad behaves.
I never see him go out
in the daytime when it’s light.
He sleeps all day till evening,
then he leaves the house at night.
It telling me something from their point of view.
Black Sticks beat India to take series
The Black Sticks have beaten India in their latest International 6-2 to completed a clean sweep in their five match series. Striker Olivia Merry scored a double in the first quarter, Pippa Hayward, Natasha FitzSimons, Sam Harrison and Kirsten Pearce all added to card for the Black Sticks. Head coach Sean Dancer said despite the win there are areas the side needs to work on. “There are certainly areas we need to get better at, but I thought the performance today highlighted some positive things we’ve been working on,” he said. “To their credit India were tough, but a couple of our goals scored were scored through strong striker actions and that’s very pleasing.”
Goldilocks - a thief?
We all heard the story when we were little kids about a sweet blond who was hungry, so she got into the home of some bears to eat.
She was a good kid. Right? We all liked her and heard about her again and again.
Now think about it. If you are hungry. Would you get into someone's house?
Not only that she got into their home and ate the bears dinner, but she also BROKE THEIR CHAIRS!
That's already private property violation, theft, and vandalism! Enough to put you behind the bars for some time.
But that's not enough. She also went to sleep in their beds!
So that also adds an illegal house occupation attempt!
I think that it's all a big conspiracy trying to teach the young kids that stealing is fine and recommendable.
So were we fed with tales about a sweet girl, or about a thief and vandal?
Because it telling me info about the black sticks.
It entertaining because most stories are entertaining .
WALT: I can successfully research a current event.
Here is a link to our online modelling book for this unit of learning.
The National Standard that I have been aiming for during this unit of learning is:
- Year ⅚ : I can locate and summarise ideas by skimming or scanning, by identifying key words, topic sentences, and key questions, or by using subheadings
Each week we have read a short text about a current event/ topic. We then formed questions based on what we had read. After this we researched the answers to our questions and finally we gave our opinions on what we had found out.
Here is some evidence of my learning.
Describe Map One current events
Describe map Twocurrent events
My Next Step is to continue to apply the reading and research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas. To not cut and past .
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Blog post title: Use coordinates and the language of direction.
In Maths we have been using to: Use a coordinate system or the language of distance and direction to specify locations and describe paths.
Here is a link to our online modelling book. This shows all of the learning we have been doing.
Here are some screenshots to show the IXL activities I have completed.
The Figure it out activities that I completed were called:
- Going the distance
- Clara’s Cowpats
My next step is to continue to apply what I have learned in a range of problem solving activities.