Monday, June 20, 2016

Free choice writing

 Free Choice Writing

Persuade, Entertain or Inform?
I am learning to communicate my ideas effectively to the reader.
You choose the topic and you choose the writing purpose. This needs to be your best independent writing for assessment. Below is the success criteria for quality writing. Use this criteria and go for it!

Success Criteria (Sentence formation has been our main focus)
Content & Ideas
Include a range of ideas with clear details.
Sentence Formation
  • Include simple, compound and complex sentences
  • Start most of my sentences with different words
Choose words and language features to meet my purpose.
Clear beginning, middle and end with paragraphs.

My best spelling with good attempts at words I don’t know.
Use all basic punctuation (capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks) correctly and attempt some complex punctuation.

                                 WHAT YOU NEED TO TRY AND FIND A YETI

Something a yeti might want to eat(optional)
Good place to hide (example tent or hut/tree house)
1 put the food somewhere near you think a yeti is hiding(if you have some)(example bush) .
2 hide in the place to hide in and wait*.
3 if you find a yeti try and take a photo with flash off.   

*remember you can look through the binoculars at any time you like.                                                    


Monday, June 13, 2016


 My Best Learning

This is my reading task.
What are kuri?
a breed of dog
Where did kuri come from?
Polynesian waka
What is a kahukuri?

Why have kuri disappeared?
because they bred with european dogs
Quickly retell a story about a kuri that is in this article:

Ihenga was a polynesian explorer who had a kuri and they went on many adventures.  

I am proud of this because it is my best reading task
My biggest challenge was quickly retelling the story of a kuri.