Wednesday, 31 August 2016

I can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses and connectives to see how ideas are linked in texts.

For reading I have been learning about adverbial clauses. I have found this learning instering becuase I never knew adverbial clauses exist and now I can use them in my writng and see them in books Im reading

In this activity (link to adverbial clause activity), I had a sentence then we had to find the adverbial clause.

Water cycle

The hydrologic cycle (water cycle)is a never ending process which has been going on since earth's existence. It contains steps that keep repeating over and over, these are evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff. The states that the water goes through are: solid, liquid and gas.

Evaporation, is the first step an invisible process that changes the liquid or ice in a water vapor gas; You may notice this water is not salty as the densest of it is to heavy to rise.The water goes up and makes clouds .Which is also known as condensation, all contains water molecules makes clouds this  keeps repeating over into the cloud is to heavy and has to start raining this is called precipitation.

Obviously the cloud is not going to get full and fuller. Eventually it has to start raining in form of water  it could be anything from sleet to hail or snow.This water is fresh and safe to drink but where does it all go?

It goes into the last step, runoff. After water has fallen. The water will follow gravity and fall down trees and mountains, to find a larger water source like lakes or oceans;Ground-water is basicly when the water gets infiltrated into the ground and that water is in your tap.


Overall each step is vital in the process and without one of them it would fail.To ensure we have water the process doesnt have a start or finsh and is a never ending cycle meaning there is no new water. Yup thats right we keep reusing the water over and over and no new water has been made for millions of years.

Monday, 29 August 2016

I can recognise and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

I can recognise and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

In me and Emma's test we got 17/19 a good result meaning we only had a couple of activities we do before completed.

In this unit I have been learning about:
The parts of speech.
The types of nouns.
The types of sentences.

In this unit, I found challenging remembering the difference between collective noun,abstract noun and noun

Something new I learnt was Learning what different words meant and fully understanding them so I can use them in my writing or reading

Sunday, 21 August 2016

librarian-merit bage

Since it was was Wednesday Emma, Jessica and I headed to the libary for our duty. Today it was a bit different since it was cold all the little kids came to the library instead of us coming to the junior area. It worked out great because the kids could choose their own book instead choosing out of a small amount. I read to Aleen and Adam who loved reading and really wanted to do it again. ( which I should hopefully see them again). Overall I really ennjoyed staying in the libary this time letting the kids choose a corner and I really enjoyed it.

The leaderhsip trait I showed was active thinking because I had to think because there was already so many kids in the library and they had to stay there.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The features of different types of texts and text forms.

WALT: I understand the features of different types of texts and text forms. 

Link to the modelling book

Explanations follow up

Poetry follow up

Features of a story follow up

Features of a website follow up

Features of an article follow up

Next step: 
As I read I can make decisions about the usefulness of the text for the purpose - Eg: by using a variety of criteria to evaluate
- the readability,
- accuracy,
- relevance,
- status (eg: peer reviewed or personal opinion) of the information and ideas I find.

            Explanations follow up    Features follow up