Term 1 Novel Study This term I have been reading and studying the novel See Ya Simon by David Hill I found this novel interesting because you follow siamons last moments in life and along the way you learn about the disease siamon had which is Muscular Dystrophy. During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference. Link to Explain MapLink to Inference Map National Standard this covers Year 7/8 Standard using several pieces of information to make inferences using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex words.
I can make links across texts by recognising connectives or adverbial clauses
In this unit learnt about connectives and how the contribute to a sentince and I learnt about what an adverbial clause it and how to put them into a sentice.
A connective is a joing word that can be used in the middle of two sentices to join them or at the start of the two sentence but put a commer where they should go a few exaples of a connective are: Because, after, meanwhile, and, As soon as.
An adverbial clause is The bit of informatin before a commor (but not on lists) an exaple is: After herold ate dinner, he went to bed. Here is a link to a compare and contrast map of an adverbial clause and a connective My map