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
Towards the end of last week we had this person from the Christchurch city council (ccc) come in to talk to all the student leaders because when we visited the ccc we were given and choice to chose a follow up to help the community we chose to paint a electricity box and so val talked to us about the rules and how the process will be done.
I showed the care value community and the leadership trait trustworthy because we are thinking up an idea that will help the community and we are being trusted to execute the idea to a high standard.