Wednesday, 31 August 2016

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

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 11.04.56 am.pngI 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 boring but helpful because I will need to know most in this in the future. I found it quite easy once Mr. Ladbrook explained it.

In this activity, I had to Highlight the adverbial clauses in each of the sentences. the adverbial clause is the part of a sentence that is before or after a comma, that tells you a place time or who,what, when,where or why. The adverbial clause is the part of the sentence that would not make sense on its own, the other part of the sentence is the main clause which can stand alone and make sense.

My Water Cycle Information Report

The Water Cycle

The Hydrologic cycle (water cycle) is a never ending process of recycling water, that has been happening since the beginning of the earth. The process is between land ocean and atmosphere and has four key stages.The four Stages include Evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff/ groundwater. The state of the water changes continuously between liquid, solid and vapour.

Evaporation is the process of the water molecules separating and re-forming into a vapour before rising into the atmosphere. The process of evaporation works best on hot days because it is the sun's energy and heat that cause the water molecules to separate so the water evaporates. Evaporation is an invisible process because the water vapour is translucent only recognisable as humidity. The water Vapour rises into the atmosphere where it mixes with dust and forms a cloud or condensation.                   
Condensation is when water vapour mixes with the dust in the air and forms a cloud. These small clouds group together and make large clouds. As the air gets colder higher up the water vapour cools and forms water again. Eventually the clouds become full of water which causes it to rain; This is called precipitation. There are lots of different types of precipitation this includes: rain, snow, hail and sleet.

Runoff is the is the process of precipitation running downhill or along the surface, getting back to the ocean or a lake. Runoff can be identified as Rivers,creeks or streams. Groundwater is when runoff soaks into the ground and goes through aquifers. In Christchurch we drink groundwater; it is also what we use in our houses for cooking,cleaning and watering our plants.

Overall the hydrologic cycle is very important for our planet's survival as much as it is for its inhabitants. The four key stages have become part of our daily lives and we have adapted to these changes.

This is my information report on the water cycle. The green highlighting is some punctuation that goes towards the year 9/10 standard.

Monday, 29 August 2016

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

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

In Lauren and I'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

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Evaluating Author's purpose.

In reading we have been learning to make decisions about the usefulness of the text for the purpose, by using a variety of criteria to evaluate.

We read a range of texts and  evaluated them against four key criteria.
These were:
  • Readability
  • Accuracy
  • Relevance
  • Quality of information/ language.

Here is my evidence to show that I am able to demonstrate this reading skill.