Friday, 30 October 2015

Free Verse Poetry

In writing I have been learning about Free Verse Poetry. Free Verse Poetry is where you don't have to rhyme, there is no limits to how much numbers of words in a setence, and so basically there is no limits!

Here is my Poetry about flying overseas for the first time:

Look out of the window,

See the ant-sized cars drive past,

I'm up high, high in the sky,

The sun brushes through the window,

And onto my face,

I look down at the Airport,

We are about to land,

The plane glided down to the ground,

Bump, Bump, Bump,

Amy has arrived,

I wonder what my next adventure will be?

This is my plan:

Friday, 23 October 2015

Reading Follow-Up

My task for my reading follow-up this week is answering questions from chapter two, of my book that I am reading at the moment, which is Petronas. We had to answer four questions about the book, here it is.

What do you know about deserts and the life of nomadic tribes?  How did this help your understanding of the problems Baba and the nomads face in finding water to survive?
I know that a nomadic tribe is a group of people that travel in different places. They also carry a put up tent with them. Because they don't live in one place. Baba is twelve years old and needs to find water for her tribe. It is also very hard when you are moving lots. Their tribe puts lots of pressure on Baba. How will they survive?

“Now, something else caught her eye.  Could it be?...It was a miracle - a dream come true.” (p.13) Why did the author not tell the reader what Baba saw here?  What was the purpose of this omission? 
Because it gets the reader interested to read more and find out what they are talking about.

Alliteration is the repetition of the first letters or sounds of words within a sentence.  The author writes, “There was grass: long, luxurious grass.” (p.11) How does this use of alliteration help you to visualise the grass?
Because it describes the grass in two clean fresh words.

What other words that start with “l” could you add to the sentence to enhance the description? 
Landscape of grass.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Book Bash

At school we are starting up a thing called Book Bash. That is when the teachers choose ten books that they think that we will enjoy. Then we pick three favourite books out of the ten. The way we decide if we are suitable for the book is we read the blurb and decide if we like the book then we read one page out of the book and if we don't know a word we put up one finger out of five. Then if we get five words wrong, then we will have five fingers up and that means that the book is to hard for you. 

1. Title- I think the title of the book is a weird title. I don't know what it means yet but I will find out when I read it. I wonder why the book is called Petronas. It is a very interesting name.

Cover Design- The cover design is very rain like. I love how they have got drips down from the top of the book because it fells like it is dripping to be opened and read. Also I wonder why the lay have got a bird flying on the front cover. But soon I will find out.

Blurb- the start of the blurb really interesting because it hooks the reader in. I wounded why they used the word "He" instead of the name of the thing. The end question always hooks the reader more and more and makes them think about the question more and more. This book does that really, really well.

2. Predictions- I think the book is about a person who has discovered a bird around the city. And the person thinks it knows how was here before them and why.