Tag: Reading

Wind Chimes

Task description: This week during reading, we had to make connections with a text, we had to identify similarities between a text and my life. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

 

Thinking Critically – Logical Fallacies

Task description: This week during Reading, we had to think Critically by spotting logical fallacies in arguments, and correctly Identify different examples of logical fallacies. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Questions About The Black Phantom

~ Questions About The Black Phantom ~


  1. Question: What type of bike did Finn tell his mother he wanted? 

Answer: Finn had told his mother that he wanted the BMX Ultra One

 

  1. Question: What does affecting my social standing mean? 

Answer: Social standing means a person’s status or social class in society, but in this story the writer has used it to show that Finn’s social standing is very important to him and because he didn’t have to BMX Ultra One his social status is very low, and as Finn said “He had nothing to sell, which meant his social life at school was over.” because his mother said that he can have the BMX Ultra One…if he payed for it.

 

  1. Question: What is a peer group? 

Answer: Peer group means a group of people of approximately the same age, status, and interests, but in this story the writer has used it to show that Finn’s peer group or the people that Finn is friends with all have the BMX Ultra One and I think Finn feels sad because his doesn’t have on because when they are play with their his feel jealous. 

 

  1. Question: Why did mum agree with everything Finn described about the bike he wanted? 

Answer: I think Finn’s mum agreed with everything Finn described about the bike he wanted because the mum wasn’t planning on buying it for him because she said that “You can have any kind of bike you like, Finn, as long as you pay for it.”

 

  1. Question: What are stunt pegs on a BMX bike? 

Answer: Stunt pegs on a BMX bike are steel or alloy cylinders attached to the front or rear axles one on or both sides, so you can run your bike with up to four pegs as desired. 

 

  1. Question: Why was Pop’s bike called the “Black Phantom? 

Answer: Pop’s bike was called the Black Phantom because in the story the writer says “the name suited the bike perfectly. It was shiny polished black with red trims and white pinstripes. Everything on the bike gleamed – the handlebars, the spokes, the fenders – even the tyre rims.

 

  1. Question: Why did Pop keep the Black Phantom for all those years?

Answer: Pop’s kept the Black Phantom for all those years because when Pop was younger his family didn’t have a lot of money and having that bike was a dream come true for him as a kid. Another reason why Pop’s kept the Black Phantom for all those years is because the younger Pop’s and all the kids that lived in the same street as Pop’s helped him win that bike so being able to give it to someone after him made him feel good.

 

  1. Question: Why didn’t Finn know about the Black Phantom? 

Answer: Finn didn’t know about the Black Phantom because it was built in 1951 which was the same year Pop’s was born, meaning it’s very old, which makes me think that kids of Finn’s age probably don’t know what the Black Phantom is.

 

  1. Question: Why did the Daily News offer only boys the chance to win the bike? 

Answer: It didn’t say why the Daily News offered only boys the chance to win the bike in the story, but I think the Daily News only offered boys the chance to win the bike because in the 1950’s women didn’t have rights to work.

 

This is because men said “A women’s role was to manage the home and purchase groceries, goods, and services for daily life, and Men were to work and financially provide for the family, and women,” in the 1950’s.

 

  1. Question: How did Pop feel when Finn said he wanted to earn the bike spoke by spoke? 

Answer: Pop felt so happy when Finn said he wanted to earn the bike spoke by spoke, I know this because in the story it says – 

“Finn shook his head. “I can’t take it, Pop. That bike’s way too good to be just given away.”

“I see.” Pop scratched at his ear. “What did you have in mind, then?”

Finn took a breath. “I’d like to…do odd jobs at your place. I’d like to earn the Black Phantom, like you did, Pop.”

He hesitated, embarrassed. 

“You know…spoke by spoke.”

Pop’s smile was slow and warm. “It’s a deal Finn.”

“Awesome!” Finn felt a sense of pride rising in him as he turned to gaze at the Black Phantom, glowing in the afternoon light.”

Which made me feel like Pop felt so happy when Finn said he wanted to earn the bike spoke by spoke.

 

  1. Question: Why is it better to work hard for something special than to be given it? 

Answer: I think it better to work hard for something special than to be given it because hard work teaches us discipline, dedication and determination. It is certainly important because it is only through hard work that we can achieve the goals of our life. Thus, we all must work hard. Hard work is one of the most important things in life as it helps us to be more confident. If you work hard then you will be able to achieve all your goals, fulfil all your dreams and earn things you want. Working hard with full determination always pushes us one step ahead in life and helps us surpass our limitations. 

 

Plus your hard work will pay off in dividends as you start to see results in achieving the goals you have set for your life. Hard work is the key to success so don’t feel that being hardworking is a waste of time. Working hard promotes your personal and professional development. Working hard earns you respect, since you set an example for others to follow. Working hard gives you a sense of achievement, fulfilment and self-satisfaction. Working hard helps you stay positive and confident. Which is why I think it is better to work hard for something than to be given it.


Task description: This week during reading, we had to select a text from the box and complete the questions at the end in a google doc and share our quiz on our blog. We are learning to manage ourselves to complete a task, and complete task within the given time frame. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

My Reading Quiz

Reading Quiz – MeMe And Me

Name of Story: MeMe And Me

Author: Renata Hopkins

 

Question 1: In the story the girl says, “I saved the money by vacuuming my gran’s house and cleaning her windows for the next four months”, what was she saving up for?

Answer: The girl was saving up for a Phone. I know this because in the st0ry the girl says, “I saved the money by vacuuming my gran’s house and cleaning her windows for the next four months. If you’ve ever spent time up a ladder, scrubbing at baked-on bird poo, you will know that I earnt that phone. But it was so worth it.”

Page: 10

 

Question 2:  In the story the girl says “I’d just posted a photo of the fishtail plait I’d learnt to do. Two minutes later, my friend Cass messaged me: Cool. Which app did you use to change your eyes? I texted: ?? I didn’t. She texted: Got softball practice. L8R. I opened my last post, and guess what? My eyes were a different color. They’re brown, but in the photo, what color was her eyes?

Answer: The girl’s eyes were electric blue. I know this because in the st0ry the girl says, “I opened my last post, and guess what? My eyes were a different color. They’re brown, but in the photo, they were an electric blue. It looked kind of cool, but mostly freaky.”

Page: 11

 

Question 3:  In the story the girl says, “Gran was outside in the garden, but somehow the house didn’t feel empty. It felt like someone was standing behind the door, waiting to scream “Boo!” so they could LOL when I jumped”, what did the girl do after she thought there was someone standing behind the door?

Answer: The girl switched my phone to silent and grabbed my things, because it was

time to go home. I know this because in the st0ry the girl says, “Gran was outside in the garden, but somehow the house didn’t feel empty. It felt like someone was standing behind the door, waiting to scream “Boo!” so they could LOL when I jumped. I switched my phone to silent and grabbed my things. It was time to go anyway.

Page: 12

 

Question 4:  In the story the girl says, “At home, I didn’t look at my phone for three hours – Arecord! I wasn’t going to look before bed, either, but I couldn’t help it. My palm actually felt itchy from not holding it. When I woke the phone up, I saw that I’d missed ____ messages from MeMe. How many messages did the girl miss from MeMe? 

Answer: The girl missed three messages from MeMe. I know this because in the st0ry the girl says, “I wasn’t going to look before bed, either, but I couldn’t help it. My palm actually felt itchy from not holding it. When I woke the phone up, I saw that I’d missed three messages from MeMe.

Page: 12

 

Question 5: In the story the girl says, “No,” I said. “I don’t need friends who _________ at me. My real friends don’t do that. After I said that, my phone felt different. Not smooth, but slippery. And cold. “I’m not your friend anymore,” MeMe said. Then she ended the call. What was MeMe doing to make the girl not want to be friends with her any more?

Answer: The girl says, “I don’t need friends who scream at me”. I know this because in the st0ry the girl says, “No,”I said. I don’t need friends who scream at me. My real friends don’t do that. After I said that, my phone felt different. Not smooth, but slippery. And cold. “I’m not your friend anymore,” MeMe said. Then she ended the call. 

Page: 13

 

Question 6: Do you think MeMe is a good friend to talk to – Why or why not?

Answer: I don’t think MeMe is a good friend to talk to because she is too controlling and as the girl said in the story, ”I don’t need friends who scream at me. My real friends don’t do that.” Which makes me think that MeMe is not a good friend. 

Page: 13

 

Question 7: In the story the girl says “Then I had the dream. In it, MeMe came out of the phone. She became a real talking person. And when she came out, I went in. I was stuck in the phone instead of her. In my dream, she picked the phone up and laughed to see me trapped behind the screen. She whispered, “Now you’re MeMe. And I’m you.” I woke up with my heart racing. It was still super early, but I got out of bed. What did she do after she got out of bed?

Answer: The girl says, “It was still super early, but I got out of bed, found the phone, and video-called her. I know this because in the st0ry the girl says, “In my dream, she picked the phone up and laughed to see me trapped behind the screen. She whispered, “Now you’re MeMe. And I’m you. I woke up with my heart racing. It was still super early, but I got out of bed, found the phone, and video-called her. She answered immediately, as if she’d been waiting.

Page: 14

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Task description: This week during Reading, we had to participate in classroom discussion. We had to share our opinion without being asked by the teacher and ask other people question about the text. We also had to state if we agree or disagree with someone and justify it. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Book Review


Task description: This week during Reading, we had to identify the ideas in a text and paraphrase in our own words, as summaries, statements or conclusions. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Book Review


Task description: This week during Reading, we had to identify the ideas in a text and paraphrase in our own words, as summaries, statements or conclusions. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Synonyms: Nouns, Adjectives & Verbs


Task description: This week during reading, we had to understand different characters by acting out a play, which we had to perform with confidence. We had to identify nouns, adjectives and verbs in our play. We were to take on the persona of different characters in a play. We also had to perform with: Appropriate VOLUME for people to hear me well & EXPRESSION that matches the emotion of my character. Then we give examples of nouns, adjectives and verbs. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Commonwealth Games Map – Create Task


Task description: This week during reading, we had to create a map that shows the 72 countries that are represented in the Commonwealth Games using Google Maps. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Commonwealth Games

Task description: This week during reading, we learn how to make effective notes and condense ideas to summarise. We had to read a text about the Commonwealth Games and answer questions. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

My finding a theme in a text – By: Zaria


Task description: This week during literacy we had to identify a theme within a text, adopt a role in order to read, discuss and deepen my understanding of texts I am reading, and explain the reason why I chose a specific theme for a text, after that we then completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.