Friday, 15 April 2016

Exposition Writing

WALT: Follow the writing process to write an exposition 

We all wrote an exposition.

This my conclusion 

Overall I believe Brendon McCullum is a better leader because he has achieved some great things and he has changed cricket, and also made cricket popular for kids in NZ.



I can describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

Over the past 7 weeks I have been learning to describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

I can describe these characteristics in a piece of music
Melody - A Series of single notes that gets played repeatedly There are three main parts of a melody in music motives, phrases and periods.
Harmony - The parts of harmony break down into two types chords and arpeggios.
Rhythm - Rhythm has three parts of music mono rhythmic, poly rhythmic and tempo. It can change speed.
Timbre - Its own sound There are 2 types of timbre: instrumental and orchestral.
Form - How a song is constructed. Form is the part of music that places all of the elements into an intelligible structure.

Here is an example of my learning

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Term 1 Integrated Learning - Leadership

We have been learning all about What makes a good leader.

Here is a link to the Leadership modelling book.

We identified that good leaders show 6 main character traits. These are Integrity, Trustworthy, Resilient, Goal focused, Active thinker and Motivational.

The leadership trait that I think I show the most is Resilient because I don't give up when things are hard.

The leadership trait I would most like to develop is Motivation because I don't think I'm good at it.

Something NEW I have learned about leadership is the traits of an effective leader.

The SOLO level that I reached during this unit of learning is Extended Abstract because I can evaluate the effectiveness of a leader.

My next step in learning about leadership is to apply everything that I have learned about leadership to my own leadership roles.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

I can apply the effective strategies when researching using the Google Search Engine.

Year ⅞ -  I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

For my “Evaluating Leaders” research I have been researching about Richie McCaw and Brendon McCullum

During this unit I have had to use a range of strategies to find the information I needed on Google. This include: 
Cross-checking the info
Using Advanced search

I have achieved this goal because I have cross-checked and used the other strategies.

My next step is to set a new reading goal.