Lamb to the slaughter
Task Description: We had to read a story called “Lamb to the Slaughter” In this story the main thing that happened in the story was the husband had died because of the wife. But why? and how? Police officers investigate deep into this because this was their dearest friend. Detective Patrick, nobody knows why someone would do such thing, until later on in the story we find out why and who killed Patrick Maloney. Our WALT for this task was to predict, interpret and analyse text, ‘reading between the lines’ to gain a deeper meaning. Our task was to answer the following questions and do a offense or incident report with us as the officers. On the last slide we had to draw/sketch the scene of where Patrick Maloney was found dead by Mrs Maloney AKA (Also Known As) Mary Maloney. Our success Criteria was to combine evidence from the text and my own knowledge to justify my thinking.
Fast Rust Task
What 3 ingredients are needed for rust to occur.
||Oxygen from the air
Write a brief paragraph explaining the rusting process (why rusting occurs)
|Rust occurs when metal is exposed to air or water for a very long time.When oxygen which is the air we breathe mixes with water the iron surface of the metal then starts to react with the oxygen mixed with the water, this forms Iron oxide. Iron oxide reacts with the water, which then forms hydrated Iron Oxide, the reddish brownish stuff we call rust. This process continues until all the iron is eaten up.
How could you prevent something from rusting?
|You can protect metal from rust by, covering with paint, coating oil or even plastic, this helps prevent rust from metal, but if the metal were in water for example the harbor bridge which is located in New Zealand is made out of steel and is in salt water, The first half of steel is not in water. Therefore it gets coated with paint at least three times. But the bottom of the harbor bridge which is the other half of the steel has to get coated more than three times because of how it is easier and faster for the rust to process.
Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading.
|I’ve learnt that the harbor bridge needs to be coated more than three times, and the rest of the steel which is at the bottom, needs to be coated more than three times. I also learnt that when metal or steel is exposed to air or water it slowly starts to react in a way that then turns into something called Iron Oxide, this then reacts with water becoming hydrated Iron Oxide. Which is what we call rust. Another thing I learnt was that steel rusts faster and slower in different environments, and that some steel could possibly take years to rust and others in a matter of days.
Write down any new words you found in Fast Rust or the article about rust. Make sure you learn what the word means and write down a definition you understand for each new word.
||A breaking down of materials due to a chemical action like rusting.
||Something that makes the metal stronger and more unbreakable to corrosion.
||When something is being seen by something/someone else.
||When something is dying slowly.
||When something is slightly detailed and has a type of touch to it.
||Something that has a shield that can protect itself.
||Something that is not responsive.
||Something that has a layer of paint or something.
||Something that can react to each other in a way or can have no response.
||A steel that has no stain or mess on it
Task Description: For this task we had to explain how rust occurs and how you can prevent something from rust. We also had to write 3 sentences about something new we learnt about rust, and I learnt a lot about it in a story and an article we had to read. One of the things I learnt was that when metal or steel is exposed to air or water it slowly starts to react in a way that then turns into something called Iron Oxide, this then reacts with water becoming hydrated Iron Oxide, which is what we call rust. The last thing for this task that we had to do was find interesting words from this article and find our own definitions to show our understanding of the word. Our WALT for this was that we could gather & combine information across a range of texts to form new ideas. Our success criteria was to identify what information we used from a number of texts to form an idea.
Task Description: This was my word find task, and for this we basically had to use the words in the fast rust task, and put them into here. We then had to give simple clues but I guess I forgot how word searches went and put the definitions instead by accident. Well I guess in this word search this will be found differently, as to you will have to investigate each clue and find which word it matches to back in the fast rust task. I wish you good luck and I hope you enjoy!
Walt: Find and link information across a range of texts
What was the author’s main message in pseudoscience
|Pseudoscience is something that sounds scientific but isn’t based on solid evidence, Pseudoscience can often be found in advertising. For example, eating extra carrots doesn’t make your vision better, it does make your eyes better. Even though carrots have vitamin A, (Something that is healthy for your eyes) it doesn’t mean it makes your vision better to see at night.
What are some of the differences between scientists and advertisers?
|Has solid evidence
||Doesn’t have solid evidence
Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading.
|From the text that I read and learnt that a pseudonym is a false name that people use instead of their real name. Another thing I learnt was that pseudoscience can sometimes be found advertising and it wasn’t based on solid evidence. And if you look closer you can see that you are only given part of a story and not the full thing.
True or False
|A pseudonym is a false name
a “pseudonym” is a false name that people use
instead of their real name.
|Blackcurrants have vitamin D
||It only talks about vitamin c
|Flavanols help people remember things
process of turning cocoa beans into chocolate
destroys the flavanols, so there is no
evidence that chocolate helps with memory at all.
|Scientists critique each other
||Scientists write so their work and ideas can be
critiqued by other scientists.
|Carrots have vitamin A
||Carrots have vitamin
A in them,
|Carrots help us see in the dark
||But eating extra carrots won’t
improve your night vision.
Task Description: For this task we had to read a story once again, this story was called the name of this task. Pseudoscience. We read thoroughly through the text while we slowly discovered what pseudoscience was, a pseudonym was a false name people use instead of their real ones. And sometimes between scientists and pseudoscience, the way the advertise is different, for example scientists will give complete full sentences on science based things. While on the other hand advertisers (people who do pseudoscience) will give you one short simple sentence and you would instantly believe it. Of course some others would like to read longer sentences while others read shorter ones but as I think of it, I think more people read shorter sentences rather than long ones to not waste time. For example “Eating chocolate improves your memory.” This was written by advertisers verses ““An ingredient of chocolate might contain something that can improve your memory but not one it’s been turned into chocolate.” Which one would you listen too? Some would prefer the long one while other prefer short. Our WALT was that we could gather & combine information across a range of texts to form new ideas. And our success criteria was to combine evidence from the text and my own knowledge to justify my thinking.
Boot Camp – Respond to text
Task Description: For this task we had to read a text about an uncle and his niece. They both go to boot camp and they both do loads of exercises there. They aren’t close because of some family problems that they are going through, his niece Liyah tries to get him to get closer with the family, she tries to resolve these family problems by trying to get Joey (the uncle) closer to his sister or the family. But something strange happens at the end of the story as they get ready to go to some kind of fancy restaurant. Three men dressed in black walk by uncle Joey and Liyah, Liyah notices this and tries to hurry uncle Joey so they could get away, she was worried those three men were involving uncle Joey in some kind of dark business. She was hoping so dearly that he didn’t see them, but he did while he was reversing the car to go out. The authors decided to leave hanging on the edge of our seats to what would happen in the end. Our WALT for that week was to discuss connections between texts and my own life experiences and justify my thinking using evidence from the text. Our success criteria was to share my thoughts with others in my group, ask follow up questions of other’s in my group. And to also use the text to help explain my thinking. As for the task We had to answer the following questions and then find the evidence of how we got that answer. We then had to do a video of us recreating an argument one of us had. Our role-play had to be planned first and only include non-offensive language, we had to use pseudonyms (False names instead of our real names) for the role-play. We tried our best for the video I hope you enjoy!
The Fight – Respond to text
Task Description: For this task we had to read a story called “The Fight” By Sarah Penwarden, this story was about a boy called Heath and his friend Calvin, Robby made fun of Calvin’s mum, because she was wearing Pj’s in the afternoon and she looked drunk. Robbie and Calvin had a fight during lunch time, and the principal came and sent Calvin to his office. Heath went to because he could calm down Calvin, We had to answer the following questions and make connections from the text to our own life experiences. Our WALT for this task was discuss connections between texts and my own life experiences and justify my thinking using evidence from the text. Our success criteria was to share my thoughts with others in my group, ask follow up questions of other’s in my group and use the text to help explain my thinking.
Task Description: For this week, we had to complete our unfinished tasks from the previous weeks. And these are my literacy tasks from those previous weeks that I had to finish, I was absent for the discussion task around both the fight and boot camp. It wasn’t possible for me to do because we had to talk to others in the group and rate ourselves from a scale of 1-3 each question.