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 easy because I kinda knew what it was but I needed a refresher.

In this activity Describe a adverbial clause , I had to describe what it was and then highlight what one was the adverbial clause.

My information report

The water cycle

The water cycle is a process that the water goes through between land, ocean and the atmosphere. The water is always recycled during the process; the water also changes state, it can change from a liquid to a solid or a gas. The can also change back. The stages of the water cycle are evaporation, condensation, precipitation, groundwater/runoff.

An important step in the water cycle is evaporation. Evaporation is when the sun heats up the water in the oceans, lakes and rivers and turns it into a gas which we know and water vapor(Gas).
Evaporation is faster when it’s hotter because the water heats up quicker therefore, it turns into vapor at a faster. Water vapor (Gas) is also known as humidity, in hotter places there is a high amount of humidity. After the water becomes a gas it goes up into the atmosphere and turns into clouds which is called condensation.

Without condensation and precipitation the water cycle can’t happen because after the clouds form it rains which is called precipitation. All air contains water molecules which are invisible when condensation happens. Condensation also happens more when the temperature is hotter because warmer air contains more water vapor (Gas) than colder air does. After condensation happens precipitation happens. Precipitation is different types of liquids and solids. Eg:  rain, snow, sleet, hail and ice. The amount of precipitation that falls is very different around the world. Some places get precipitation all year round and other places have rainy and dry seasons. After the water vapor(Gas) mixes with dust in the air and turns into clouds and it rains, snows, sleets, hails and there is ice it then moves to the next stage of the water cycle which is runoff and groundwater.

Without run-off and ground-water the water cycle won't start again. Run-off is just water running off the land surface. Runoff water reaches rivers, lakes and the ocean making the water cycle carry on. After runoff the water goes to a place called groundwater storage. It gets to this place by gravity. Ground water has many purposes like keeping plants alive and providing water to lakes.  

The main point is that we need all of these steps to keep the water cycle going and so we have water and so do the plants, lakes, rivers and oceans.

The things highlighted in blue is when I added a hyphen and then ones highlighted in green is where I added a semi colon, commas and a Parenthesis.

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 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… Learning about the different types of nouns because some of them I either have forgotten or I've never heard of them

Something new I learnt was... I learn that there are more than just common and proper nouns.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Technology on the bus must do #3

On the bus at technology I have been remembering to only talk to the person next to me. I was being self aware by only talking to the person next to me and staying in my seat. During the bus ride someone was trying to get my attention but I just ignored them because they were not next to me. The learner quality I showed was communication because when we got off the bus I asked the person what they wanted to talk to me about and next time tell me when we get off the bus. In the end I asked them what they wanted to talk to me about and they told me and we went to our class.

Junior dance #3

I have been remembering to turn up to junior dance on time every week.  I have been self aware because I have been turning up on time to my duty without being reminded. During my duty a junior came up to me wanting a hug but I said i couldn't because I was busy, but I said I will come and see them later on once I was finished doing what I had to do. The learner quality I showed was communication. I was supporting the juniors when they were struggling I helped them out. In the end the juniors got the dance and they said that they would practice at home. It felt good helping the juniors out when they were stuck. After I finished I went and saw the little girl that wanted a hug.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

WALT: Use side or edge lengths to find the perimeters and areas of rectangles, parallelograms, and triangles and the volumes of cuboids.

These are my 3 answers:
Problem 1 = width 3 length 15
Problem 2 = width 4 length 20
Problem 3 = 3 bags

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

  1. Text features are important because: They help make the poem,website,article and other genres more eye catching and more in depth.

  1. Each genre has different text features because: They are all different texts and every genre has different need. Eg: A website needs a eye catching design because it makes people want to buy stuff and in a poem the writer wants the person reading to be able to find a hidden message.

  1. Two genres that I studied the text features of are: Website      and     story.      

These are my reading follow up task's: