Archive | October 2014

Bronies – BTN

Bronies is the name of a club of male ‘My little Pony’ fans but was originally the name for a male ‘My little Pony’ fan.  Bronies thought ‘If people are going to call us this, why not make something of it.’

I understand that boys don’t have to like boys toys and girls dont’t have to like girls to nlike girls toys. These guys understand that there not perfect that there OK with that.

I wounder what these guys like about ‘My little Pony’.my little poney

Literature circles: What do you think Feezal?

During the processes of literature circles I read ‘What do you think Feezal?’ by Elizabeth Honey. For those of you that don’t know literature circles is a program similar to a book club. Each week the group reads a certain amount of chapters each week. This way everyone’s on the same page. (Literally)

In this program there are 6 roles for the students to play. One for each student. The first role is the ‘Discussion Director’. The ‘Discussion Director’ is pretty much the leader of the group. They set the home work and they come prepared with 6 questions for the group to answer. These questions are based on the section of reading the group has just done. In my group Tom was our discussion director. You can visit his blog through this link: http://tomc2012.global2.vic.edu.au/

The second role is the ‘Telly master’. The ‘Telly master’ keeps track of everyone’s homework and weather people participated in group discussions or not. The ‘Telly master’ is always the on to report to the teacher if people are not cooperating. In my group Angelica was the ‘Telly Master’ in my group. You can visit her blog through this link:  http://angelicam2012.global2.vic.edu.au/

Captain/Contessa of comprehension is the next role. The Captain/Contessa come up with 4 questions about what the group has just read. There are 4 types of questions: Think and Search, Right there, Author and me, On my own. I was the Contessa in my group.

Fourth is the ‘Connector’. The ‘Connector’ finds four passages that they can connect to. They then share these connections with the group. In my group Luca was the connector. You can visit his blog using this link:

http://luca2012.global2.vic.edu.au/

The penultimate role is the ‘Passage master’. The ‘Passage master’ finds  4 passages in the book that they found interesting or weird to share with the group. They have to tell the group why they chose that passage. In my group Cian was the ‘Passage Master’ in my group. You can visit his blog through this link:

http://cian2012.global2.vic.edu.au/

The last role is the ‘Word watcher’. The ‘Word watcher’ finds 5 new or interesting words to share with the group. They also have to share the meaning of the word. In my group Deanne. You can visit her blog through this link:    http://deanne2012.global2.vic.edu.au/

This is my groups reflection podcast on the unit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read like a Writer – What do you think Feezal?

Today my class revisited ‘Reading like a Writer’. When we read from the perspective of a author, we focus on the techniques the author is using to tell the story and not so much about the story itself. This is ‘Reading like a Writer’. There are 6 points we focus on. Here is a example that I wrote based on the book ‘What do you think Feezal?’:

 Ideas:

The main idea in the last chapter of ‘What do you think Feezal’ is to give something to Bean (The main character) so she can remember the amazing journey she went through the book.

Organization:

The organization in this book is pretty good. But there is one part where its morning and it jumps strait into being night time.

Voice: 

Elizabeth’s voice to me me seems playful yet realistic. Not all of this stuff would happen to one person but all the little things could go there separate ways and effect a lot of different people

Word Choice:

In this chapter and through the entire book the word choice is not great and could be a lot better.

Sentence Fluency:

The sentence fluency in this book is OK. There was just one part where it jumped from being to night.

Conventions: 

In this book I saw nothing but regular punctuation like talking marks and full stops. There was the occasional explanation mark.

 

Those were the 6 topics. And for this lesson this was my goal reflection.

Goal Reflection: 

One technique I will take away from ‘What do you think Feezal?’ would probably be the short sentences if I was writing a book for younger children.