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Letter Writing

In Writing we have been learning to: Write a formal letter.

We have followed the writing process and have planned and drafted a formal letter.

Here is a link to our online Modelling book. This shows the process that we have followed.

Here is the letter that I have written

Here is my reflection on the letter writing that we have done.

One thing that I found challenging about writing formal letters was trying to keep the vocabulary formal and trying to figure out the structure of the letter.
My next step is: look for more opportunities to put my letter writing knowledge into practice in the future.
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Reading - Evaluate Texts

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

Here is a link to our online modelling book

We have been evaluating texts against the following four criteria: Readability Accuracy Relevance Status

These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit: (link your own learning for each of these activities. Please make sure your sharing settings are open)

Describing Author's Purpose Criteria to evaluate texts Evaluating a range of texts
My Next Step: Is to continue to apply this new knowledge and evaluate texts as I read them, checking for readability, accuracy, relevance and quality of language/ information

I can apply everyday compounding rates

I can apply everyday compounding rates.

What I learnt from this group is what the difference between simple and compounding rates are and how to solve them. I also learnt how to calculate continuously compounding rates.
What I found challenging was the extended abstract task Debt Race, which confused me many times. I spent a long time trying to work it out but ended up finding out that all I had to do at the end was to just divide the account by the amount paid each year.

Another task I did:
Compare and Contrast Map

Term 2 Book Review

The most interesting book I read in term two was a book called Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, which was basically six loosely related stories set in different time periods. Basically the book is told like a Russian nesting doll where five of the story are left hanging halfway at a cliffhanger, then the six story is told in full and then the other five stories are continued in reverse order they were told in, so 1,2,3,4,5,6,5,4,3,2,1. Each story has some kind of trace (for example a document or statue) that came from the previous story.
The first story is called The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing which is about some kind of lawyer who is at sea. The story begins in 1850 in the Chatham Islands. He finds a Moriori stowaway in his cabin while travelling and also catches a parasite.
The second story is called Letters from Zedelghem. Told in form of letters from a musician to their lover Rufus Sixsmith in 1931. They are hired to become an Amanuensis for a famous composer Vyvyan Ayrs (which i…

Excellence HLC C10

For my excellence badge I decided to create my own challenge which was to create a poster about something to do in the classroom. At first I decided to do it about BYOD use but then I decided on how to get out of the pit, just a redesigned version of Mr Ladbrook's poster. I made two versions of the poster because i could decide which was best. For the poster I used photoshop.

Current Events Term 2 2017

WALT: I can successfully research a current event. Here is a link to our online modelling book for this unit of learning.
The National Standard that I have been aiming for during this unit of learning is:
Year 9/10: I can read in different ways to find and/or understand information that that is not immediately easy to access or is not organised in familiar ways.
Each week we have read a short text about a current event/ topic. We then formed questions based on what we had read.  After this we researched the answers to our questions and finally we gave our opinions on what we had found out.
Here is some evidence of my learning.
Describe Map One - Microbeads
Describe map Two - Climate Change
My Next Step is to continue to  apply the reading and  research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas.