Tag: Literacy

Identifying Themes

Today for literacy, we had to identify themes in the story we had read these past weeks. We also had to give evidence of why this might be the theme to the stories. This was quite hard to do, considering we would have to re-read the story over and over again until we found the main point or message of the story that the author was trying to tell us.

A Spell too far

A spell too far

I never thought I would ever see this in my life, a broom flying mid-air in the sky. That’s totally not strange, I walk past and then I see a green woman, am I dreaming? I walk and walk and see more strange things, a shop that’s a mall, a bird that’s a radio. Could it get any weirder than this? I sat on a bench and then it started moving like a train, it had rails and it moved fast. I held on to the back of the bench as my heart raced not knowing it could do this, then it stopped at a train like station and I got off. I don’t know where to go, I don’t know what to do, this has to be a dream. I’m too nervous to go up to someone and ask, do they even know I’m here? I slowly walked up to a robot like a human and asked “Do you know where I am?”  They had turned around and politely said, “You’re in the city?” With a confused look they had left. Now that I know I was in the city I tried to find a way out or at least someone who looks normal. Walking down the street I fell down a hole, “Ahhhh!” I screamed, It felt like a never ending fall, butterflies just flying all around my stomach as I feel like I’m going to puke soon. I land on dirt, well that hurt, I get up and it looks like I’m the alice in wonderland, not again. 





Dead Line

Dead Line

As soon as my mother left the phone rang, I didn’t find it odd or anything but I guess the timing was strange. I got up off the couch to answer the phone but to my surprise the caller cut off. Now that was something strange, a few minutes later I heard a soft voice in the distance “Hey,” repetitively, I peeked out from the curtains just to find empty street lights. I feel my heart racing, I lock all the doors and turn off the lights as I head to my room.

Closing my door and getting ready for bed I hear knocking on the door, could this get any worse than now? “Kate! Let me in, it’s cold out here” I heard my mum say. As I got up from my bed to open the door, I heard a ringing sound from my phone. As I grabbed the phone to answer it my heart dropped to find that “Mum” was the title of the person who was calling me. How? Isn’t she outside? I answer the phone and speak quietly, “hey hun I’ll be home soon because they cancelled work today.”

“Mum don’t come home,” I whisper to her through the phone. “Why?” she asked, “someone at the door and says there you” I replied. She had gone quiet for a few minutes and then the power cut out. I stayed on my phone but I had no wifi or data, lucky I had charged it not long ago but it was only fifty percent. I better not waste any of this, I used my phone as a light through the night, staying up all night scared and alone in my bed. I wait, longing for my mother to arrive yet still no sign.

It’s now the next day, and no sleep, tired and in bed. Mum still isn’t home yet but the weird person is now gone, I’m now worried that mum hasn’t made it home yet. I look back outside and everything seems fine, I see cars going past, people walking down the street and kids playing with each other. I got changed and went outside, walking down the street observing each house I went past. Still no sign of mum, I feel tired but it seems normal. I see a white hat on the road. I picked it up looking left and right but then I ended up in the middle of a railway track and my life was flashing before my eyes. I woke up in bed, hearing someone humming in the kitchen, getting up and walking as quietly as I could. I saw my mum, how? Was this all a dream? Or was this a prediction for a day that could come? Was it today?


Task Description:

For today’s task we had to do a free choice activity for writing, the activity I chose was called finish it, I had to chose one of the story prompts and finish it with my own style of writing. I decided to go with a horror type because I guess that was the feeling I was getting with the prompt. The prompt was ” As soon as my mother left the phone rang” I hope you enjoy this story!

Theme with Aesop’s Fables

For today’s literacy, our learning for today was “What’s the deal with theme?” Today I found out that the difference between topic and Theme were the way it is. Theme has a full sentence explaining how you could learn from things, for example, “Good things come to those who wait” that’s a theme that you could learn from. A topic is one or two word on it’s own that is a main subject, for example, Kindness.

It used to be green once

This text is about the story “It used to be green once” it was by Patricia Grace and this story was based on how she experienced having thirteen siblings, including herself would be fourteen. For this task our goal was to draw conclusions by showing evidence and proving our conclusion to the audience.

Facts about Animals/insects

This is my 5 facts task, I had a free choice of what to do 5 facts about, so I made it about weird facts based on animals or insects. One of the things I learnt from these facts was on average, women have a stronger sense of smell than men.

I hope you learn something from one or more of these facts.