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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Titanium slow writing

Titanium         
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Learn
Click on the url below and watch the short clip.



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Before you start writing Watch up till 1.15, think about what has happened? What has caused this? Why?



Create  
WALT write a descriptive piece of writing through the eyes of the boy.

Success Criteria
We need to focus on these things
  • Full stops, capital letters,
  • Paragraphs
  • We need to follow the sentence tools for our opening paragraphs.
To start with you will write a description of the first scene, use the show not tell technique to create thoughtful writing. You are writing through the eyes of the boy.                              These are our sentence tools today -
Sentence 1 - If, if, if, then
Sentence 2 - 3_ed
Sentence 3 - 2A
Sentence 4 - Where opener
Sentence 5 - Adverb opener
Sentence 6 - Short sentence
Sentence 7 - Tell: show 3 examples;
Sentence 8 - Short sentences
Here are some examples

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Go to this padlet Titanium and start writing your ideas, words feelings adjectives similies and metaphors.

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If I stayed home if I just stayed focusing on my homework if I listen to my teacher then I would be ok. I was so scared and I felt abandoned and I was terrified for what was coming. The only thing I remember is that A man came up to my but it could be a man or a alien. I was a my school I felt down I looked everywhere there were papers and  broken pencil but I heard something it was like called out to my so I followed it. I scaredly went to open the that the sound of someone weirdly called out to me. I felt chills going down my spine. I was tightening my fist and scratching my my hair like I had nits and I felt like I was a man. I was finally out but it was not the end.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Tinana

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This is my drawing of the body try and think what in English the moari words mean.

Brain Roro



This is a slide about the brain in maori Roro.

Somalia

Somalia           
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Learn
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Not far off the Somali coast one of the big Vestel cargo vessels is taken over by pirates! Within a split of a second the ship has a new captain, the soup is gone as well as the cargo itself. Will our Vestrons be able to strike back?


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Before you start writing think about the setting and imagine you are there.
Somali pirates take over a huge cargo freighter at sea. Things don’t look good for the crew, until the pirates start to investigate the cargo—Vestrons! Engage!


Create  
WALT write a narrative through the eyes of one of the crew, or robots.

  • Describe the setting in detail.Think about words to describe the situation, what you see, smell, taste, hear. Try to use words that create the mood.
  • Now…..Write a first person narrative through the eyes of one of the crew or one of the robots. How you are feeling when the boat is invaded by pirates.




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Somalia
I was asleep in my cold dark room. It was as dark as a black cat.  it was    3am  in the morning and it was time for my yummy breakfast. Golden thin pancakes, bacon, eggs, and tuna. 6am in the morning I had my breakfast but I still was not full so I made made a coffee.

I was looking out to sea and I could hear the cold blue water splashing right on the ship, the cabin crew saw something in the glimpse out in the sea I grabbed my binoculars so I could see what was happening.

I saw these people on a boat coming to the ship. We all hid under a table but they were not just people they were pirates, I push one of the cabin crew out under the table so he could find the pirates.

He ran down the stairs but I could hear something, well someone, he told him to get on his knees then I heard a BANG!. All of us were terrified I heard the sound of someone coming up the stairs . I could hear the sound of the pirates coming up stairs getting louder and louder.

They made it up to the cabin the pirate said ‘’Come out from under the tables.’’ We got out and he said to open the containers. I opened them they had robots inside. One jumped very high and smashed the window then the robot said ‘’boo’’, every pirate was running and falling into the water. One of the robots gave me my hat then we went back to work.


The Moa

The Moa
Sourced from: arbs
This task is about reading to find information and make inferences. Read the article below then answer the questions that follow.

Nobody today has seen a live moa – the bird is extinct.

The things we know about the moa come from accounts left by people who saw it in the past, and from the studies of scientists.File:Moa skeleton.JPG

Thousands and thousands of moas have lived and died here, but their bodies have all rotted away long ago. In order to find out how the moa looked and lived, scientists must study the things which are still left – mainly bones.


As well as the bones, people often find little heaps of stones which came from the bird's gizzard. The moa swallowed these stones to help grind up its food. And in very dry parts of New Zealand, people have even found skin and feathers, still stuck to dried-up moa bones.File:Hunting Moa - rotated.jpg

If you have been to a museum, you may have seen a model of a moa. The model has been built by using all this information as a guide.

Model-building is not very difficult to do. We have lots of moa bones. If you put a set of bones together to make a skeleton, you then have a shape of the bird.

There are places on the bones which show where the muscles should go. You can model the muscles from a plastic material and put them on to the skeleton. Then you put a skin over it.Other resolutions: 160 × 240

It is more difficult to find the right sort of feathers. Most models use emu feathers. The moa feathers which have been found look soft and droopy, like emu feathers. But they have more colour than those of the emu – they are golden-brown, with a purple streak down the middle.

Even so, these feathers may be faded. Some early Maori, who were asked about moas, said that they had bright, bright feathers. It may be that the moa was more brightly coloured than the models that you see in the museum.
Source: School Journal, Part 2, No 3, Learning Media, 1982.
Moa

Use the text above to answer these questions. Highlight your answer

1. Information about moas comes mainly from
(A)   Studies of dried skin and feathers.
(B)   Scientific studies and records of people's observations.
(C)   Remains found in very dry parts of New Zealand.
(D)   Stories told by early Maori.
(E)   Making visits to museums.

2. What is often found together with moa bones?
(A)   Rotting bodies.
(B)   Skin and feathers.
(C)   Small piles of stones.
(D)   Birds' gizzards.
(E)   Ground-up food.

3. Which is the best description of a 'gizzard'?
(A)   Container for small stones.
(B)   Part of a bird's stomach.
(C)   What is left when a bird dies.
(D)   Part of a moa.
(E)   Part of a bird's digestive system.

4. How is the basic shape of the moa worked out?
(A)   By looking at the places where muscles attach to the bones.
(B)   From making a model out of plastic material.
(C)   By reading accounts left by people who once saw it.
(D)   From examining dried skins and feathers.
(E)   By putting together a complete set of bones.



5. Compared with emu feathers, moa feathers were probably
(A)   Softer and droopier.
(B)   Less colourful.
(C)   Harder and stiffer.
(D)   Faded and streaked.
(E)   Brighter.

6. Why has no living person ever seen a live moa?
Moa  have lived and died here, but their bodies have all rotted away long ago. In order to find out how the moa looked like people had found moa bones that had feathers on them.



7. Why would moa skin and feathers only be found in 'very dry' parts of New Zealand?
Moa skin and feathers only be found in 'very dry' parts of New Zealand because  if they were getting chase they would by hiding in a hot place in New zealand so if someone tried to attack a moa they would die because it was so hot. But if the moa stay there to long they will rotten and they will die.



8. How do scientists know where the moa's muscles were attached to its skeleton?
There are places on the bones which show where the muscles should go. People models moa to this day but the muscles is in different place in the model . scientists have no proof that where the muscles goes.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Tuhituhi

The Cloud             
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The cloud came from the sea.....
He was not like other clouds,
The wind could not command him,
The more he saw, the more he did,
And the more he did, the more he became,
You see he wasn't just a cloud...
He was a cloud made of more.

Learn
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Before you start writing think about the following questions:
Where this strange cloud came from?  It cannot be commanded by the wind, who is controlling it? Does the cloud have a purpose in life? Does the cloud have a personality?


Create  
WALT write a narrative.

Describe the cloud growing up, being just another ordinary cloud in the sky until one day..... Something happened to change all that.

We know we have done this when:
We have written what the cloud is thinking as it discovers what it’s purpose is in life and we have described some of the adventures that have happened.


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Just to let you know I was not a cloud, I was just a normal person. But this one night when I was sleeping in my room I saw this monster out of my window. He had a pale face, and sharp white teeth that had drips of blood going down his mouth, and red eyes that glisten in the moonlight.



I was terrified that the monster would kill me, he could see in my eyes fear. He
just kept on looking at me until I looked away and the monster was gone. I could hear the dog barking and then the monster was under my bed, it started to move and then the monster came out of under the bed and he jumped over me.


I am now a spirit but not just a spirit a cloud!, I was thinking to myself ‘’I wonder what kind of journey would come’’ So I started to move. Since now I have been in a lot of storms that I have survived. I was still scared until I saw something in the distance… it was a city.


I went there to see what is going on. There were trees that had light green leafs, and a little kid that was playing in the park, also I could see the people working in there office with there computer in the tower that I was looking at.


The wind can not command me, and I’m not a normal cloud,  I don’t know if
other clouds have a spirit in them. As I was looking above the city people were looking at me, then I saw this fire going on so I ran over well not ran but went there as fast as I could.


Luckily I made it people could have died. I got angry so that I could turn into a storm, I was angry now it started to rain the fire men was shocked for what I have done for them now I can live my life.
But it’s not done, a storm was coming I had to try and stop it. I went to ask the gods if they could stop it but they were just so damn useless so I had to stop it myself. I could see the dark cloud coming my way, I could feel the wind blowing in my face I huffed and puffed and BOOM the storm was gone.


Friday, March 31, 2017