Month: August 2022

First impressions of Character Comparison

LI: To make an informed opinion.

To complete this activity I compared two texts. One from the perspective of the protagonist and one from the perspective of the antagonist. We used evidence from the text to support our thinking. To show my understanding considered both perspectives and I made an informed opinion. Do you agree with me?

3 Little Pig Wolf Analysis

Over the past few weeks our reading group has been looking at the characterisation of wolves and how they are often painted in bad light. For this particular task, we compared two texts that paint the wolf in good light and bad light, as the protagonist and as the antagonist. We used our connections and comparisons to make informed opinions on how the author can influence our ideas about the characterisation of wolves. To prove this with data we carried out a survey to find out people’s perceptions on characters in children’s literature. The text we used to gather our information was the Three Little Pigs. 

Have a look at the graphs we made to see how different people see different characters and our opinions on why they might think this way.

We have included our Google Form because if you are reading this post we would like you to fill in the form and share your thinking so we can find out what a wider audience think about the same text. This will take you about 5 minutes to complete.

Area, Perimeter & Circumference

LI: to understand the math language for the topic (area).

Area is a form of measurement that people use to figure out other things. Different shapes need different formulas in order to calculate the area. It is important to remember the formulas because it would make it a lot easier for you. Area is the amount of space a (2 dimentional/flat) shape can fill or cover. To figure out the formula of any quadrilateral shapes, you need to times the Length with the Width. In maths form it would look like this: (A = L x W). An area of something is always squared eg: 32cm².

The formula of a triangle is; A = bh ÷ 2. Make sure to remember that the height (bh) of a triangle is from the bottom to the tip of the triangle. The base (bh) of a triangle is from one point to another. You need to times the base with the height ( base x height). After calculating the bh you need to divide that number by 2 and that is the area.

The formula of a circle is; r² x 𝜋 or radius squared times pi. The radius is the length between the centre point of the circle to the outside. If you know that the diameter is for example 20 cm you divide that by 2 in order to get the radius. 20 ÷ 2 = 10. r = 10. You then find out what the “r²” is. If the radius was 10, you would need to times 10 by itself in to find what 10² is. 10 x 10 = 100 or 10² = 100. You then times 100 by 𝜋 or 10² x 𝜋. (100 x 3.14).


Eating times | PB4L

Students will remain seated while eating and dispose of rubbish correctly.

In the past 2 weeks we have been learning about the correct eating ways during morning tea and lunch time. Our group looked and discussed the different types of ways we could be mindful and eat correctly during these breaks, e.g. how returning the lunch tray on time is helpful to Whaea Hera. This is important as it would save time for her instead of waiting for the lunch trays to be delivered after the lunch bell.

I enjoyed doing this activity because this would give other students and I to know what to do during breaks, and give us a good and better environment.

Character Story Response

These are our character story responses where we analyze texts to build on our understanding of wolves and different characters. Once we read each text, we looked at some details that weren’t in the texts, made connections by sharing what we would do if we were the wolf, what perspective we think the texts are written in and what we could infer from the text. Looking at these books, we could see that the texts were mostly written in third person or in the narrator’s perspective because of the use of third person pronouns. Each texts are narratives and use past continuous tense. Past continuous talks about something continuously happening in the past. For example: the boy was walking towards the shops.

I enjoyed doing this activity because it let us practice analysing characters and how authors use character traits to portray people or figures in stories.


LI: to become familiar with how media creators influence the audience in adverts.

This week for newshound we learnt about who makes media. The questions were who made this, who did they make it for, why did they make it, and are there any hidden messages. Its important to know who the writer wrote this for because if the writter wrote about rugby, many rugby fans or sports supporters would want to read it.

After doing these tasks, everyone created an advertisment on warning people not to buy the product that was being tested (last slide). The topic we chose was an article about an “Ultimate Baking” and this was created to sell a healthy product made by an Australian university professor.

I enjoyed doing this activity because its important to identify which aritcles are made for.


LI: to explore the difference between miss information and disinformation, and opening the door to the truth.

This week for newshound, we looked at what misinformation, and disinformation were. When we look at different media, it impacts our life about what information we click and read.

Disinformation are news that is purposly spread with lies to the media, whereas misinformation is news that people don’t know its false before knowing what they posted or isn’t trying to harm anything.

This fake site was a combination of getting support for their Donald Trumps team, money, and damaging Hillary Clinton’s reputation of US election 2016. I think this because he was giving more support for Trump as he supported Donald Trump, and wanted his parliment to win, and earned about 35,000 NZD ($22,000 USD), and this also made Trump become 2016 US president.

I enjoyed doing this activity because depending on the news story its easy for everyone to get everyones attention, and how its important to stop, think, then check.

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Character Story Response

LI: to analyse character traits to understand the story.

This week we have  analysed the text The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing. After reading the story, we completed a story response which we wrote replies to the stories answering the questions. When you are reading a book, you can analyse characters in order to understand the book in deeper connection.

One of the character story response sheet was what details that we might expect are not provided by the author. We thought sharply what the author hasn’t told us, eg: the author did not tell us how he understood to disguise himself, and manipulate the situation.

I enjoyed doing this activity because reading others responses made me consider their ideas and use them to my furthest knowledge.

Person and Perspectives

LI: to understand how person and perspective is used in texts.

Looking at different texts and characters, our group had come up with the definitions of first, second and third person perspective. Different characters show different perspectives which is why understanding how to point out person and perspective is an important ability to have. To point out the different persons, you can scan the text for the use of pronouns. For example, if the piece of text I was reading contained; “he, she, they” I would know that the text was written in third person. Therefore the story was written in the narrator’s point of view.