Monday, August 14, 2017

Evaluate Texts

In reading we have been learning to apply some criteria to evaluate texts eg accuracy of information and presence of bias with Mr Brown




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:
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  • Describing Author's Purpose
  • Criteria to evaluate texts
  • Evaluating a range of texts

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Apply simple linear proportions, including ordering fractions

i was learning about simple linear proportions

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions


Please complete these two problems. You will need to explain how you got the answer.


Question 1
In our household, there are twice as many cats as humans, with sixty legs in total.

How many cats are there to be fed?12

Question 2
Three men run a business together.
The proportion of the profit they each get at the end of the month is based on the proportion of the funds they have invested in the business.
The April profit is shared out so that All gets one third, Bob gets one half and Chuck gets one sixth.
In May, Des joins the group, investing half as much as Bob invested.

What share of the profit can Des expect to get?a quarter because bob has half and half of a half is a quarter

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Term 2 Book Review

OZZY Unauthorized
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The Books about Ozzys life from when he was a child to and adult and about his career as a singer/entertainer.

Friday, July 7, 2017

This term I have been reading and studying the novel abandon ship

I found this novel ok because i did not like it

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.
  • Link to Classify Map

National Standard this covers

  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • I can identify and evaluate the way writers’ use language and ideas to suit their purpose and I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

  • Overall I would give this novel a rating of  7/10 and I would not recommend it to others to read because it was not very good

Monday, July 3, 2017

In ARTS this term we have been learning to:
Mime
Here is a link to our online modelling book.

  • During this unit of learning we:
  • Described the characteristics of silent performances.
  • Identified different techniques used in silent performances.
  • Used these techniques in a variety of different practice situations.
  • Worked in a small group to put together our own silent performance.

The most challenging part of this unit of learning was making the movie because it was hard to plan and make.

The two things that I enjoyed the most were:
  1. making the movie
  2. working in a group

The story that my group told silently was the police mans taser was stolen by the homeless man

Overall I think my group worked really well together because we made a good movie



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
  • Year7/8: 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, June 26, 2017

SLC

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. you need to spell well

  1. you need to have good info

  1. you need to have good grammer

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


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

reading

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

In this unit I learnt about grammatical construction and a rhetorical pattern

A grammatical construction is a group of words that form a sentence and are considered as a single unit
 

A rhetorical pattern is Is a way a piece of writing is put together and its purpose.
 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Term 1 Book Review

pokemon thundershock in pummelo stadium
by tracey west

this book is about a pokemon tranier his name is ash he battles gyms with his pokemon one of them is charizard i like this book Because i like pokemon i rate it 9/10

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel castaway

I found this novel boring because the book was not very Interesting

During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.

National Standard this covers

  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • using several pieces of information to make inferences
      using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes
    • I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex word

Monday, March 13, 2017

Games with minimal or no equipment.


In PE we have been participating in a variety of games that require little or no equipment.
Below is the Matrix which shows our progression in this unit of learning.

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The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment.
(Fill this table in, in as much detail as possible. )

Examples of Games that need minimal or no equipment.
What equipment would we usually need to play these games.  
Why do we play games with minimal or no equipment?
invisible tag cones and bibs becuase if we want to play a game at school there could be not be any more equipment left

My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are following the rules because i followed the rules in evey game

My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are getting involved completely Because i did not get involved completely

Leadership article

In writing I have been learning to:
  • use all basic punctuation independently
  • attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses)

I have been especially focussing on using parentheses and commas. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed because it was used incorrectly. Here is a piece of my writing that shows this.Leadership article