Tag: Writing

Procedural Writing

LI: to write a clear intruction that show how to make a hangi.

Today we unpacked how to follow and write a set of instructions. To do this effectively your instructions need to be explicit and the steps to follow ordered. Each step begins with an instructional verb and should be written in a way that is easy to understand.  I enjoyed this because I liked how the hangi was made in instructions.

Equipment needed:

  • a shovel
  • a lighter
  • hardwood like mānuka (because it’ll burn longer)
  • volcanic rocks
  • food tray
  • cloth bags
  • leaves
  • hook tool
  • gloves

Ingredients needed:

  • meat- beef, pork, lamb, chicken and ox.
  • vegetables – potatoes,carrots, taro leaves, pumpkin and kurma.

Explanation Writing

LI: To understand the structure and language features in an explanation

How did Goldilocks upset the bear family?

To upset someone it’s to make them disappointed, worried, or unhappy. In the fairytale Goldilocks and the three bears. She makes unwise decisions. Have you ever broken into someone’s house? 

Goldilocks found a cottage and entered into private property without permission from owners. Goldilocks was disrespectful and has no self morals which is shown when  she ate the bear family’s porridge. She sat on the baby chair in addition she ended up breaking the chair leaving it in pieces.

When the bears got home, they were shocked to find their porridge eaten and  the baby chair was broken. Imagine how upset you would feel getting home to find someone had broken into your house!

To help us understand how to write an explanation we looked at the purpose, the structure (what it looks like) and the language features. An explanation tells us how or why something is the way it is. To help us understand this we learnt about cause and effect. Cause and effect is an action and a reaction. We used the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears to help us understand this. Here is our explanation that describes how Goldilocks upset the Bear family.

This activity was fun because I learnt a lot about this story. I never read the story called Goldilocks and the three Bears.

Informal Letter

Today we had to write an informal letter.

I was writing a informal letter to my family and fake friends. First I wrote a letter about rainbows end.

I had to write a google doc and write 3 informal letters. I wrote about nice things and gifts.

After that we were done writing informal letters. I wrote one with rainbows end, I wrote about Hawaii and wrote about the vacation.

I enjoyed learning how to write a informal letter. I need to improve on writing more letters. I did good at writing informal letters.

Formal Letter

Today we were learning how to write a formal letter.

First we had to add a fake address. The fake address was 25 Kings Road, Panmure.

Next we have to write the date. The date was Wednesday 24th of Novemeber 2022.

Then we had to a greeting. My greeting was hello Isaac.

After that we had to write a paragraph. For the paragraphs I informed someone to come to your place, or a visit, or come help on a project.

I enjoyed learning what a formal letter is. I did good at writing a formal letter. I need to improve on writing more paragraphs.


Today I was learning about what tree means. T stands for titile. R stands for reveal. E stands for events. E stands for ending.

After we learned about TREE. We had to make a recount of what happened the weekends. For my title it was my cousins birthday.

My Title was My cousins birthday.

My reveal was we went to Fortuna resturant and then we had to wait for the fortuna resturant to open, it opens at 5:30 in the afternoon.

My events was the worker or waiter came with a small cheese cake with a candle on top, and chocolate sauce on it to give to my cousin.

My ending was I enjoyed. I improve on. I did well at.

I enjoyed this take because I liked to talk about eating in there. I did good at knowing what a recount is. I need to improve on knowing what TREE means.

Identify the Poetry

Identify the poetry.

The poem is The Old Man With The Beard, the old man with his beard had bird nests on his beard. Two owls, Hen, Four larks and a wren. This was a Cinquain. 

Diamante is: 7 lines word count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1, word types: nouns, adjectives, and verbs in a poem.

Cinquain: 5 lines syllable count story/description: topic, description, action, feeling, conclusion.

Haiku: 3 lines: 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables, a seasonal word

Limerick: 5 lines, 8 beat rhythm, emphasis on the 2nd, 5th, and 8th beats: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, 1 2 3 4 5, 1 2 3 4 5, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8. End rhyme used on each line. Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with each other. Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other.



Performing a Speech

Today I was performing a speech about don’t waste lunches.

We had to be in group of 4 people in 1 group, then I went out side with my group because all the year 6s had to go out side and perform. My group was Beanniesea, Ane and Siniva. I was the last to perform, when we were done performing Siniva and Ane did good but only 1 person has to go perform to the assembely, me and 1 person from my group has to do the judge, I picked Ane because she did the most and then she had to practise perform.

I did good at performing. I need to improve on getting a louder voice. I enjoyed performing.





Persuasive Text

Today I did persuasive text.

Persuasive text means trying to make someone to believe your opinion, my opinion is to not waste lunches. When we were writing our persuasive text we had to do OREO, O means opinion, R means reasons, E means Explain, O means opinion.

Opinion is like when you say we should do animal testing but the other person will say no, that is an opinion.

Reasons mean why people should believe you, Explain means making people understand you.

I enjoyed writing alot of words on my persuasive text. I did good on writing alot of words and thinking. I need to improve on adding more.

Editing Sentences

Today I learned about editing sentences.

Editing sentence is when a sentence has a word that is spelt wrong but you have to fix it. When a sentence is spelt worng like I luve ice cream  you have to change luve to love because luve is not a word it is a odd word.