Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel … Run by Linda Aksomitis


I found this novel ok because the story was partially enjoyable but overall it wasn't the greatest book ever.


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 summarize 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 (specialized vocabulary of a particular field.)

Overall I would give this novel a rating of  5/10 and I would /would not  recommend it to others to read because overall I found this book quite boring and because Jacob's sections are very vexatious to read because whenever there is an 'ing' he gets rid of the g and puts an apostrophe in its place.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Music Term 2

  
For Music this term, three things I learnt were:
1. NZ artists compared to international artists
2. Visual communication
3. We learned a rap called Mother Earth Rap


Something I found challenging was Identifying NZ artists and International artists.

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 7/8: I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

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.

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. I learned the importance of spelling.

  1. I learned that the format needs to be professional.

  1. I learned that it needs to be true.

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae. (C.V.)



Thursday, 22 June 2017

geometry

 

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions involving circles


part 1 and 2 corners/bends 114.668 each, part 3 and 4 85.332 each straights



To find out the length of rope you must take the radius and times it by two, in this case it’s 36.5m so it becomes 73. Then you times 73 by pi giving you 229.336m. To find out the length of the bends you half it. For the straights you subtract 229.336 from 400 giving you 170.664 and then you half that giving you 85.332 for each of the straights and 114.668 for each of the bends.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Reason with linear proportions.

WALT: Reason with linear proportions
I have been learning 3 WALTS
1.National Standard 1: Combine simple proportions to work out what parts the whole is made up in a unit of 10 like 3 yellow with 7 blue, 5 yellow with 5 blue, 4 yellow with 6 blue. Say what the fraction and percentage of each stack is for yellow and blue.
2.National Standard 2: - Combine proportions to work out what parts the whole is made up of using non-multiple of 10 like 8 yellow:5 blue:4 white with 11 yellow:11 blue:11 white (19:16:15 and 38%:32%:30%)
3. National Standard 3: - Order fractions with unlike denominators by finding a common denominator
My evidence: assessment task
My next step is: geometry

Monday, 19 June 2017

Evaluate text


Title: Reading - Evaluate Texts

In reading we have been learning to….apply some criteria to evaluate texts eg accuracy of information and presence of bias.


We have been evaluating texts against the following four criteria:
  1. Readability
  2. Accuracy
  3. Relevance
  4. Quality of language/ information.

These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:
(link your own learning for each of these activities. Please make sure your sharing settings are open)


My Next Step: Is to continue to apply this new knowledge and evaluate texts as I read them, checking for readability, accuracy, relevance and quality of language/ information