Thursday, 28 August 2014

Cautionary Tale

WALT: entertain

Published Version
Draft Version
Description: Troy read us a book called 'Once upon a Slime' which inspired us to write a Cautionary Tale or a Do's and Don't's list.

Task: Write a Cautionary Tale or a Do's and Don't's List.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Writing Sample

WALT:  Entertain

Description: We read the poem “My Remarkable Journey” which inspired us to write our own remarkable journeys about why our homework wasn’t at school today. 

We decided that a quality piece of writing has the following things. Reflect on whether these things are in your story:
Introduction: It hooks the reader in the first few lines making them want to read more 
Punctuation: Is your writing ready for a reader? Does your punctuation make it easy for them to read?
Short sentences: Do you create suspense by using these in your writing?
Onomatopoeia: Are these in your writing to create impact?
Alliteration: Are these in your writing to create impact?
Similes/Metaphors: Are these in your writing to create impact?
1. What do you think is the best part of your story?
The part where I said I came back from Australia
2. What was the hardest part about completing this portfolio sample?
Copying the story from the book onto my device
3.  Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
I did my sample quite slowly, so next time I want to be quicker.
Feedback/Feedforward: You did well on the description.
Next time work on the size of the writing of the story. #Josh

The Learning Pit

WALA: The Learning Pit

Description: We have been learning about when good learning happens.  

Task: Share what you know about the learning pit.

Draw the Learning Pit.
List at least 3 feelings that you might have when you are in the pit.
Panicked, challenged, frustrated
List at least 3 strategies that you could use to get out of the pit.
Ask an expert, ignore others who are booing me and do my own thing, keep trying and if I fail, try again
Label where good learning happens.
List 3 things you could say to yourself when you are in the pit.
I can do it, Keep trying, Don't give up!

Reflect on a time when you have been in the pit.
When I was learning to order fractions.
How did you feel when you were in the pit?
Stuck and I felt like I couldn't do it.
What did you do to work out of the pit?
I kept saying "I can do it" and ask people for help.

I think that you did a fantastic job on your learning pit but then like to say if you went and saw other amazing posters you wouldn't of used that much colour. 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Te Reo Portfolio Sample

WALT: communicate a message.

Description: We have been participating in 3 different workshops around colour, compositions and fonts.  We put these skills to use in a poster sharing our knowledge about Te Reo Maori.
Why? We have noticed that our posters are too cluttered and do not communicate a  message well.

Task: Make a poster about Te Reo Maori.

Message: My message is clear and purposeful.  Everything that is on my poster relates to my message. 

Composition:  My poster is balanced. 

Font:  My font is clear, readable and suits the message.

Colour:  I have used 2-3 colours that are complementary.  My background choice makes the text pop!

Accuracy:  All of the words on my poster are spelt correctly.

What are you most proud of and why?
My words on my poster are all spelt correctly and when I do a poster, I have spelling mistakes.

What challenged you the most and why?
The font and writing because you can't really read it.

Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
To try to put the names who made it into order.

Feedback/Feedforward: I think you could make it a little tidier and try keep the camera straight. #Jake