Task Description: For this task we had to rate on how we think our audio on the book went. I listened through my recording and I think it went ok, I tried my best and this is how good I think I did. Our WALT for this task was to monitor ourselves to fully complete work and read with expression and fluency. My recording is just under this task and the task before this.
Seventh Grade – Gary Soto
First some questions
Answer the following questions about Seventh Grade.
|What background information do you learn about Victor?
||He was a friend of Michael Torres, he liked a girl named Teresa. He tried to impress her by making her think that he knows french. He’s Mexican and he’s in 7th grade.
|When the boys scowl, the girls look at them. What might the girls be thinking?
||I think they would think it’s weird or strange, and that’s why they’re staring at Victor and Michael.
(What I think they would say in their head)
“Why does he look like that?”
|What obstacles are getting in the way of Victor making Teresa “his girl”?
||Victor was trying hard to impress Teresa, and maybe I think he doesn’t know what to say when he sees her, because his mind goes blank.
|How does the tension increase now that Victor and Teresa are in the same class together?
||Victor likes Teresa so I think he would be nervous since he was sitting a few desks away from his crush.
|Why did the teacher turn his back and walk to the blackboard?
||Victor raised his hand, when the teacher said he could speak French, when he really couldn’t, which made the teacher realise that he was trying to impress a girl.
|The French teacher, Mr. Bueller, realises that Victor is faking his knowledge of French, yet he does not let on about it. What impression does Mr. Bueller’s action tell you about him as a person and as a teacher?
||I think I see him as an understandable character, where he knows that was him once. I think it also tells me he’s a caring teacher since he didn’t want to embarrass Victor in front of the class by saying “that’s not french,” or other things to make things worse for Victor.
Create an audiobook version of the story.
Task Description: This was a simple task given to my literacy class by Mr Wiseman, we had to answer the 6 questions about the story we were reading, it was called “Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto. After we finished answering the following questions we had to create and audio book version of the story, we had to use an online voice recorder or any other type of recording tool and record ourselves reading “Seventh Grade” I found this a bit challenging because I hadn’t done something like this in ages. I managed to complete this in the end and post it on this blog of mine, I hope you find my answers to the story satisfactory and the audio version of the book great. Thank you! Hope you enjoy!