Tag: Reading

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.

Thunder-Phobia Questions

Questions about Thunder Phobia

  • What is a phobia? Answer = It is what your really scared of

  • How do people forecast the weather? Answer = They probably get the weather from the satellites up in space and then transport data to people on Earth. 

  • Why wouldn’t Zac have known that Mrs Scott had a dog? Answer = he probably only knew her as his neighbour and not into much detail.

  • Why did Bosun run to Zac and lick his hand before the storm? Answer = The dog is showing its love to Zac probably because the dog doesn’t go out much.

  • How do thunderstorms develop? Answer = When warm moist air rises into cold air,

  • Why did Bosun have a tennis ball in his mouth at the park? Answer = So he could play with Zac or his owner, Mrs Scott.

  • Why didn’t Zac tell anyone about his fear? Answer = He must have thought that if he ever told anyone about his fear that he would get bullied for it or even mocked. 

  • Why did Pete enjoy watching lightning crackle in the sky? Answer = He probably liked how it looked in the sky and how cool it was when it flashed, also with the way it sounded.

  • Why do storms affect landline phones but not mobile phone connections? Answer = Probably because lightning directly hits things that work on ground while mobile phone connections are hanging above ground which has not so much of a higher chance of getting struck by lightning. 

  • Why did Bosun need to be exercised regularly? Answer = To stretch his muscles and to be healthy. 

How would a special shirt help a dog overcome its fear? Answer = it probably keeps them warm with their fur like us humans hugging them.

Questions about “The Black Phantom”

Questions about the Black Phantom 

What type of bike did Finn tell his mother he wanted? Answer = The BMX Ultra One,


What does affecting my social standing mean? Answer = I think it means what someone really wants,


What is a peer group? Answer = I think Peer means friend so I think Peer group means friend group. 

Why did mum agree with everything Finn Described about the bike he wanted? Answer = She probably wanted him to earn the bike with money other than asking her to buy it for him. 


What are stunt pegs on a BMX bike? Answer = Stunt pegs are things that help people perform  stunts 


Why was Pop’s bike called “The Black Phantom” ? Answer = It was shiny polished black with red trims and white pinstripes. 


Why did pop keep the black phantom after all those years? Answer = I guess he just wanted to keep the bike for memories. 


Why didn’t Finn know about the black phantom? Answer = because it was built in 1951


 Why did the daily news only offer only boys the chance to win the bike? Answer = Probably because girls just didn’t like riding bikes during the time, since it was cold and all. 


 How did Pop feel when Finn said he wanted to earn the bike after spoke to spoke? Answer = he felt proud 


Why is it better to work hard for something special then to be given it? Answer = It’s always better to earn it because you don’t always know how much money or effort it takes into getting something that costs so much or something you really love.