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Persuasive Writing – Part 2


Task description: This week during lirtery we had to Work our way through a set of tasks independently Plan and write a piece of persuasive writing. Our success criteria: Completed EVERY aspect of the task Shared a finished piece of writing on my blog. After that I completed the task, I 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.

Persuasive Writing – Part 1

Task description: This week during lirtery we had to Work our way through a set of tasks independently Plan and write a piece of persuasive writing. Our success criteria: Completed EVERY aspect of the task Shared a finished piece of writing on my blog. After that I completed the task, I 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.

Why should breaks be longer?

Why should breaks be longer in school?

 

Hi my name is Zaria and I think schools should give more/longer breaks. So here are my reasons why schools should give more/longer breaks. I hope people read this writing piece and agree with me because after all my research this is what I found.

 

Experts say that there’s more to learning than just books. While academics are important and help shape the minds of our children, it has been found that there are some important life skills that can mostly only be learned through free play and interactions with other kids. 

 

Recess is a time of the school day that kids look forward to the most. When you’re a kid, playtime never seems long enough; something we’ve all been familiar with in the past from when we were kids. Recess sees kids playing many games that often mimic real-life scenarios. These kinds of creative games allow them to learn how to communicate, negotiate, resolve disagreements and solve problems. Recess is a great time for kids to express themselves.

 

Some schools have cut back on recess, and many kids in  school sit in the same classroom all day. Meaning students must go extended times without a break. Schools concerned about test scores and ratings may eliminate break time to accommodate more teaching or test prep, but studies show that breaks and exercise may actually improve grades and test scores for students. Here are 3 benefits students will enjoy when given the chance to take a break.

  • Longer breaks help improve attentiveness:

The longer the lesson goes, the harder it is for a student to remain on task. According to a 2014 study published on Science Direct, longer instruction times lead to fewer students paying attention. Researchers found that “On-task behaviour declined as instructional duration increased from 10 to 30 minutes.” So I think, when students get a short break or an opportunity to go to recess, their brains get a much-needed rest. When they come back, their attention span resets and they’re ready to learn.

  • Breaks help students concentrate on their learning: 

Research from the 1800s proves that work with breaks and down time is more  structured than work in long periods of time without breaks. This shows that kids need breaks in order to learn better. At most schools, you just barely finish lunch with 5 minutes to spare to go outside. This is obviously not enough time to get all of your energy out. I think that the school should have longer lunches so there is enough time to eat and go outside. A longer break in school gets kids more focused. 43 children became more on-task and less fidgety on days when they had recess. This shows that when kids have more recess, they stay focused, and will improve academically (benefits of recess).

  • Breaks help reduce students stress:

Students can get overwhelmed when they’re expected to spend the entire day focused on classroom instruction. They have little time to enjoy play, think creatively, or reset their brains. This combination can lead to stress, which has short- and long-term impacts on their health and learning capabilities. Once they have regularly scheduled breaks, they can take that time to de-stress and relax before it’s time to focus on learning again. Which is why I think we schools should have more/longer recess.

 

This is why I think schools should give more or longer breaks. Let go over the main points and ideas one more time – I hope schools change their minds after reading my reasoning behind why should breaks be longer in school?

  • Longer breaks help improve attentiveness: I think, when students get a short break or an opportunity to go to recess, their brains get a much-needed rest. When they come back, their attention span resets and they’re ready to learn.


  • Breaks help students concentrate on their learning: 43 children became more on-task and less fidgety on days when they had recess. This shows that when kids have more recess, they stay focused, and will improve academically (benefits of recess).


  • Breaks help reduce students stress: Once they have regularly scheduled breaks, they can take that time to de-stress and relax before it’s time to focus on learning again.

My Mini Movie

Task description: This week during literacy, we create an animation, we had to add detail and dialogue to our animations. SUCCESS CRITERIA: Complete an animation of your choice, and use speech bubbles in our animations if wanted. 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.

Conversation between two shoemakers

Write a conversation between these two shoemakers. Be sure to give each shoemaker a name and make sure you use speech marks correctly. 

Task description: This week during literacy we were learning to correctly use “Speech marks” in our writing. Our success criteria: correctly include speech marks in my writing, and identify incorrect uses of speech marks. 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 it. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

In a timeless Parisien street there is a little shoemaker called Damon Salvatore. On the streets of Paris stands Mr. Salvatore’s shoemaker shop. He makes and sells a special kind of shoes and his business is good.

However, the little shoemaker’s life is about to change…sadly, Mr. Salvatore’s life making beautiful shoes is disturbed! A most peculiar street Mr. Deville pulls up outside of his shop. When a new shoe seller is in town, Mr. Salvatore will do anything to gain business. 

His routine is altered by a trickster peddler who wants control of Mr. Salvatore shoemaker shop, making a direct rivalry with its own shop. “Who do you think you are?” screamed Mr. Salvatore, as Andrew deville tried to steal his customer. “I am just trying to sell shoes,” said Mr. Deville.

Since that day, everything has changed, “Mr. Deville soon started to steal all my customers and my business started to fail”, said Mr. Salvatore. “How will I cope?” said Damon. In his mind, he thought, maybe I will get some help from those I believe in.

Due to Damon’s situation, the benefits of the shop slow down little by little, arriving at a point when Mr. Salvatore says “It’s time to think about renouncing the shop and firm the sales contract of the peddler”. But his lovely shoes have a plan. They have a mind of their own!

The shoes make Mr. Salvatore create his best piece of man made shoe ever designed. After 12 hours, 20 minutes and 47 seconds, or some could say 10000 years later. Mr. Damon Salvatore proudly announced that his shoes, no masterpiece, were done. 

They were a light olive-brown to dark yellow, or a moderate, strong to vivid yellow. Golden, metallic, and shiny they were, clicked together as they look like something to wear to a wedding. Shiny and glossy every and any word that you could think of would still not describe it, because of how good it looked.

The next day, Mr Salvatore walked up to Mr Deville, or Andrew as people had known him, and gave him the letter which was handing over the title of the building. The cause of this was he was tired after all that issues in loss of business and money problems.

But his shoes had a different plan for him after giving him the letter, Mr. Deville screamed with excitement. After that, Damon also handed him the shoe box with the shoes that he spent all that time on in his little shop.

The pair of shoes match the hook of his cane, yet no one knew why he alway had a cane, but still it gave the outfit a finishing touch. Suddenly…the shoes started to do stuff to him as soon as they touched his feet.

It was like he didn’t have any control over his body, it made him dance along the road as if on air and soon he perished in the light. Mr. Salvatore was so happy that he was gone that he yelled to himself “My nightmares are gone, gone I tell you!”

The letter he had given to Mr. Deville came flying back to him, which landed on his face. Then Mr. Salvatore made the best decision of his life. He grabbed the paper and ripped it up, that paper was to hand over the title of the building to Mr. Deville, but now he was gone so there was no need for the paper.

THE END – By: Zaria

Solving Equations by Balancing

Task description: This week during maths we had to learning to solve equations, we are learning to balance equations to find the variable, and we are learning to lay out our books to show our working. Our success criteria: I can show my working in my book, and I can balance the equation to find the variable. 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.

Finding a theme in a text – Plan

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.

Speech mark activities

Task description: This week during literacy as our writing task we had to correctly use Speech marks in our writing, correctly include speech marks in my writing, and identify incorrect uses of speech marks, after that we completed the task, and 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.

Lost In The Forest

The forest was empty to me more than the entire forest was pitch-black. My shoes felt damped, as I could feel the humidity on my skin, the sky was black as ink and the trees swayed in the breeze. Lost in the greenwood forest with no idea how to get out, my blood-curdling as the cold air went down my back.

The clock ticked 12 on a shadowy and sunless Monday morning. I left to meet Mary at her house, my best friend. We were having the time of our lives when a silly idea popped up in that little head of Mary’s.

Mary and her foolish and idiotic mindset wanted to go into the prohibited forest. My mother called it the impermissible forbidden forest because we weren’t allowed or permitted to go there…for so reason.

But still, we went anyways… She had decided for us to take an adventure in the gloomy forest where there was no sun to shine through the greenwood forest. Mary took my hand and headed to the forest. Our journey began!

Mary and I were walking fast as we tried t

o explore, but we had no idea where we were. Lost in the forest we were, we roamed around worrying. I knew this was not a good idea…But still continued.

We strolled around the greenwood forest again but little did we know we were going round in circles. Until Mary mentioned that she saw a house that seemed disturbing and haunted every time.

Mary had another insane idea. She sugges

ted going into the haunted house so that we could rest. I knew this would end terribly, but I just agreed. I opened the rigid door, and we both went in.

The inside of the house was grubby, full of grim and dust. It had hoary furniture and a staircase that seemed like it would collapse at any minute. I felt a wried feeling inside my gut. It made me sick to my guts. My stomach gave me a gruelling time as if it was trying to tell me something.

She once said, “Insecurity is rooted in your lack of worth, whereas intuition is a vigilant defender of your worth. The more you listen to your inner voice of truth, while not

 

listening to the voice of lies, the more you know that you can trust your inner knowing”. And now I know what she meant.

 

Mary and I both lay on the old-fashioned, dusty bed. After ten elongating long minutes had passed, the two of us quickly decided to leave the haunted house and go back into the forest. As we took a step, noises came out of nowhere, creepy and eerie noises and then BANG! The door slammed shut!

 

The roof started collapsing as the windows started breaking, and millions of shattered pieces of glass were on the floor! We were trapped in the haunted house in the middle of the forest, alone, stranded, with no one with us. Mary said, “Let’s get out from this window, make sure you don’t hurt yourself”

So we climbed out of the shattered window carefully and slowly, trying not to get hurt by the glass that was pointing toward us. We made it out of the haunted house, I was so glad but we still had to get out of the murky forest.

We walked around the forest, trying to find a way out. It felt like we had been walking forever, my legs felt like jelly and I had no energy left. I was exhausted! I sat down when suddenly I saw something. Turning back to Mary, I told her to follow me, and they’re a few minutes later we found ourselves on a street.

Mary said, “How did you get us here on this street Emily?”, I replied. Well, you see I saw this path of light, I decided to follow it and remember how you told me that there is no sun to shine through the forest well today I think we had a miracle”.