Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Run, Linda Aksomitis book review

Run Linda Aksomitis 

Run is a young adult book about a boy and a girl named Jacob and Victoria.Jacob and Victoria's family's were united byJacobs father and Victoria's Mother dying and their remaining parents connecting the two family's.
Victoria has been infected with polio
and things aren't looking too good for her. So Jacob has been reading her "The Wizard Of Oz"  to keep her entertained throughout bed-ridden days.

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.