Wednesday, 28 June 2017

I can evaluate writers’ 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.(Reading)




Level 5 - Authors’ 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?

The author’s purpose is to inform
1.the prey only provided the plant with essential nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous,

2.the carbon dioxide emitted during respiration was derived from the prey being digested, not from photosynthesis conducted by the plant.

3.the carbon dioxide emitted during respiration was derived from the prey being digested, not from photosynthesis conducted by the plant.
The point of view is…


Third person
  1. The researchers, who published their findings
2.A team led by Dr. Heinz Rennenberg and Lukas Fasbender

3.However, scientists thought
The intended audience is...


Young adults
1.Grades 5-8

2. It has some difficult words that some people wouldn’t understand.  

3.scientific journal New Phytologist because little kid wouldn’t know what that is.
I can generalise about the author’s point of view

Overall the author informs you well because they have good facts up because they back them up.
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.
Text:World’s Largest Artificial Sun

The author’s purpose is I inform


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

It has pictures and videos
Specific language choices in the 3 texts:
Structure of the 3 texts:
Similarities

They all have facts and technical language and language about the topic.
They all describe the topic.



Similarities

They have pictures and video

The author’s purpose is inform


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

It has pictures and videos


Text:Can giant pumps help refreeze the Artic

The author’s purpose is


The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are facts, technical language. It has emotive language

It has pictures and videos
Differences

They all have different language about different topics





Differences

They have different amounts of words and pictures.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Careers Education C.V. Writing

In CAREERS EDUCATION we have been learning to write a skills based Curriculum Vitae.

A skills based C.V. focuses more on the skills that we have,  rather than our work history.

Here is a link to our online Modelling Book that shows the process we have followed.

Three things that I have learned about writing a Curriculum Vitae are:

  1. It needs to be slept correctly

  1. A C.V needs to be formatted correctly

  1. It needs to be true


Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Home Learning Challenge R7. Research one of the 7 wonders of the world

 Research one of the 7 wonders of the world


Leadership Excellence Kapa Haka Blog Post 1

On Friday kapa haka practised we practised five songs for a performance that we will be doing soon,Some of the songs were the school waiata and Ka waiata.
We also practised the actions for all of them.

I have shown excellence by trying my best and being part of a group.
I have also shown the leadership trait of trustworthy because I have shown up every week and contributed well.

Leadership Council visit, Leadership Excellence blog post

A few weeks ago the student leaders caught the bus to the city to visit the Christchurch City Council Buildings. When we got there we went into a room and we watched a presentation about the council and what they do.
I was surprised about things like the amount of water used per day. Then some people that work in different areas of the council came and we got into groups of 3 and went to the area they work in. The person my group went with worked in resource consent.

I have shown leadership and the CARE values by using active thinking because I problem solved in my group in activities 

Friday, 9 June 2017

Maths Reason with Linear Proportions

WALT: Reason with linear proportions
I have been learning 3 WALTS
Write the answers the problems here (and show your working).
1.
A. 120ml
B. There’s 400ml in pineapple punch and 120 ml in hawaiian.  So that mean that there is more pineapple juice in pineapple punch
C. 250ml
2.
75ml of coconut juice
150 ml of mango juice
75ml of orange juice
3.  
  1. Tiny Hawaiian 100ml = 20ml orange, 40 ml pineapple and 40 ml mango
  2. Giant tropical 2L
500 ml of coconut juice
1L of Mango juice

500 ml of orange juice