Thursday, 25 September 2014
Friday, 19 September 2014
WALT Develop ideas, skills and concepts in drama
Focus - become the character, placement, patience. OK
Accept Ideas and build on them. GOOD
Levels - make it interesting for the viewer. GOOD
Space - balanced, using a mixture of all the space, don’t bunch up. GOOD
Finish on time. OK
Be Spontaneous. GOOD
Centre stage - main idea is always in this position. GOOD
- Contribute and participate.GOOD
1. What are you most proud of? Why? I am most proud of the levels we use in our play because we have made our play more interesting to look at. I also am proud of our balance because that way people are looking all over the stage and everyone isn't just clumped together on one side.
2. What did you find challenging? Why? I found that staying focused was a challenge because there was so much going on around me and there are some very funny lines at the end.
3. My next ‘Get It’ goal is? Why? My next 'Get It' goal is to ask more questions and come up with more ideas.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Friday, 12 September 2014
My writing goal this term was to use precise and technical language
I have used a range of precise vocabulary to communicate meaning.
TASK: craft a free-choice piece of writing that shows how I am developing my goal. This is a photo of the piece of my first draft that I will edit and perfect later on.
This is my published version that I had tried to perfect. I have decided to focus on the bit.
How has your writing has improved this term?
I have been using past tense instead of present tense I have worked quite hard at doing that. Now I can do it easily. I have also improved on my precise and technicial language because my sentences used to be weak and now they are strong and confident.
The part of my story I am most proud of is my first paragraph because it pulls the reader in and makes them want to know more. I think this is one of the most important things when it comes to being a good writer.
Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
Putting in more precise and technicial language because that is my goal and I don't think I put enough in. If I put more in my writing would become even MORE stronger and it would act like a magnet to readers.
Wow Ana! Your published piece of writing is AMAZING... I really like the way you used silimes and metaphors. You have used Great precise and techinacal langue. I really like the sentence: " I landed with a ear shattering thump because it is a very powerful sentence and you make it sound like a sentence that a real author would write. Next time you could work on your paragraphs because in one sentence in the other paragraph it was Kind of the same idea, in a different paragraph. But over all your writing is Super duper. From Hannah:).
Thursday, 11 September 2014
My reading goal this term was to 'Play with possibilities' within and across text by considering alternatives.
GET IT...use a range of sources by questioning and predicting
SORT IT...analyse and sort information to answer my question: see if my thinking has changed, look for patterns by questioning inferring, summarising
USE IT…discuss what I have found out with others and make connections
inquiring readers go through a process to gather, organise and respond to new information. We have been using the ‘GET IT, SORT IT, USE IT’ process. After reading ‘Wonder’ by R.J.Palaccio our group felt moved to DO something but we didn’t know what! We all had lots of questions so we decided to research more about disabilities before deciding. I wanted to know more about different disabilities. We tried to find the difference between a disability and a disease.
I can research using different sources.
I can think logically, creatively, and reflectively.
I can make generalisations from patterns and connections
The poem that we made was about someone who has a visabel disability. We looked at another poem and took some ideas from it. Here it is.
My Visabel Disability.
My body has a tear,
I have two paralysised legs,
And I'm half paralysised with fear.
My rage increases everyday,
And I'm the one who has to pay,
My angers growing right inside,
And yet I have no place to hide.
I've been forever cursed with this visabel disability
Which stops me from having,
Every cool ability,
This is my fatal flaw and the whole world can see,
Did my thinking change or stay the same during the ‘GET IT’ stage?
Yes because I was thinking about like it was something that you could just type in disabilitys but then I realised that it was better to type in what kind and be specific.
From ‘SORTING IT’ I can make these generalizations:
That some disabilities are created by diseases and one of those diseases is called Polio. Some people with disabilities feel independent.
‘USE IT’ (what did you do- those who did a social action, or what could you have done for this stage- for those who didn't?)
I did a poster and we recrafted a poem. The poem we recrafted was about an invisible disease and we recrafted it to a visabel disability. Now I am working on writing a letter to Sophie Pascoe.
Feedback/Feedforward: I think that you have done a really good job.
I think that you could explain it a little bit more. Kaylana