I have been learning to write fractured fairy tale using what I have learned about narrative structures and features. My fractured fairy tale was based on Red riding hood. The best part of this was doing my pixel art. My next step is to add more adjectives and descriptive language to make it more interesting.
I have been learning to relate to the characters in the text to understand their purpose. I used a Venn diagram to compare Ivan and Stella in the story One and only Ivan. This made me realize the differences between the characters but also what made them similar is they both have family's. My next step is to be able to use this information to make inferences about the purpose of the characters.
W.A.L.T write a character description using adjectives. I found this tricky to describe because you don't know what she smells like tastes like. I used my 5 senses to write 5 different sentences about my character. My next step is to use similes or metaphors.
I have been learning to identify common themes in fairy and fractured tales. We read two narratives called Red riding hood and Into the forest." a common theme i made from these stories was they both had red coats. I found this easy because all you had to do is write down what you found in the books .
I have been learning to make a justified prediction about a text. I found this tricky because it was quit tricky to predict what the book was about. My next step is to ready the story to see if i'm right.
We have been learning to identify the features of persuasive writing. I found this tricky because it was tricky to find facts and emotive language. Something i learnt was rhetorical questions. My next step is to find out more about persuasive writing
We have been learning about celebrations. There are different types of celebrations. We had to talk about these celebrations and decide what type of celebration they were. I found this tricky because i didnt know what type of celebration they were.
We have been learning to compare and contrast different celebrations. My group researched information about Chinese new year. Something i found interesting was what kind of food they eat. Next we worked with another group and used a Venn diagram to compare our celebrations. Things that were the same were Eid celebrates too. My next step is to put more detail and information in the Venn diagram.
I have been learning to add detail to my writing. We had to imagine we were a soldier or a family member and write about this picture. I used punctuation to make my writing more interesting. My next step is to Use my 5 senses to add more detail.
I have been learning to respond to a text using my Prior knowledge and experience. We read a story called A Birthday Cake for Grandma. I was able to make a connection in this text when josh and joshes sister made a cake. I found this tricky because i couldnt find clues in the book. My next step is to find more clues.
I have been learning to use my knowledge of prefixes and suffixes to read and understand the meaning of words. a prefix is a word that comes before a full word like unhappy. a suffix is a word that needs in a word like happened. i found this tricky because you needed to copy the words and work out what a suffix and prefix is. My next step is to identify the prefix.
This is my pepeha art. A pepeha is a way of introducing yourself in Maori. I have included my maunga(mountain), my awa(river. my culture and a place which is special to me. My favourite part of this was colouring the sun. I enjoyed doing this art work.
I have been learning to collect data using a tally chart and show the results on a bar graph. I found this easy because you had to go round the classroom and ask them what they like. I was that a lot of people liked dogs. My next step is to show the data on different types of graphs.
I have been learning to write an antonym diamante poem. An antonym is a opposite
meaning of the word . Diamante poem is a poem in a shape in a diamond. I found this
tricky because you had to make a poem into a diamond. My next step is to choose two
words that are opposite.
I have been learning to find and summarise information in non-fiction texts. I found this work tricky because you had to find out information. I was surprised that animals could camouflage really good to hide from there predators. My next step is to make sure I summarise the information using my own words.
We have been learning to write a biopoem. A biopoem is a poem written about ourselves.
It has a special structure that we had to use to write our poems.
i found this easy because i already knew about myself.
My next steps are use interesting ideas and words.
Welcome to my year 4 learning blog. This year I am in Room 12 and my teacher is Mrs Melville. I enjoy swimming. This year I am looking forward to learning and making new friends. I hope you will enjoy my blog and leave lots of feedback.