Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Evaluate Author's Purpose

In reading we have been learning to….evaluate writer's purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. (e.g.  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 their purpose.)


Here is a link to our online modelling book

We have been evaluating how well an author has achieved their purpose based on:
Specific Language choices made by authors.
Specific Structure choices made by authors.

These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:

Types of  Author's Purpose
Explaining how writers use structure and language to meet their purpose. 
Evaluating Author's purpose 1
Evaluating Author's purpose 2

My Next Step: Is to continue to apply this new knowledge and evaluate texts as I read them, checking to see that the author is meeting their intended purpose.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Silverstream

The book that I enjoyed the most was Silverstream. It is about the world in the future when the government is over controlling. The main character is a girl named Lorna. Her mum is in a group of people planning to corrupt the government. When her mum gets taken away Lorna escapes to go get her back. With the help of her sisters boyfriend Micheal she gets to the camp Silversteam and endures the way of life there with hope that she should find her mum.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Operations using fractions, percentages, decimals and integers.

In Maths we have been learning to: Understand operations using fractions, percentages, decimals and integers.


Here is some evidence of my learning.






Extended Abstract assessment task - Link your Lazer Blazer task here. answer sheet activity sheet.


Something that challenged me during this unit of learning was dividing fractions because I found it hard to understand the strategy that the group was using.

My next step is to continue to apply these strategies to real life/ problem solving situations.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Silverstream.


I found this novel ok because I like the theme of the story but I didn't like the style that it was written in.


During the novel I had to complete a thinking map which shows that I can classify how the author has shown the theme of the book.


National Standard this covers
  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can locate, evaluate, analyse and summarise information and ideas within texts and across a range of texts.
    • I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world and includes: - academic e.g observe vs watch - subject-specific (specific words about a subject (e.g feline) - technical terms (specialised vocabulary of a particular field.)
Overall I would give this novel a rating of  3/10 and I would not recommend it to others to read because I didn't enjoy the book because I found it hard to get into.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Current Events Term 2, 2017

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 9/10: I can read in different ways to find and/or understand information that that is not immediately easy to access or is not organised in familiar ways.
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.



My Next Step is to continue to  apply the reading and  research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Kapahaka - Excellence post 8

On Friday I had senior kapahaka. On Wednesday the 30th we have a performance at the open day so the whole practice was preparing for that. First we went through the whole thing with the teachers guiding us twice. Then we went through it once by ourselves. After that Mr Brown said if we went throught the whole thing by ourselves full volume without any mistakes we can go to morning tea. I showed the care value of respect by getting to kapahaka on time. I showed leadership by helping others when we had to turn to face the back of the hall instead of the front because some people got confused.