Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Write a poem for the NZATE Junior Writing comp. Due 5/9

This week for home learning you are to write a poem to enter into the NZATE Junior Writing (Poetry) Competition 2012

Write a poem of no more than 40 lines about an object in your house.

Suggestions: Choose an object and brainstorm everything you can about what it looks,
sounds, tastes, feels and smells like, where it came from, why you have it, what is the best/
worst thing about it, a memory associated with it, what you’d like to forget about it ... use your brainstorm as the beginning for your poem and see where it takes you. 

The winner at each year level (Yr 9 and 10) wins $100 and their poem will be published
in the October issue of English in Aotearoa
The two runners-up at each level win $50 each.

I'll send your poems off to be entered into the competition - you just have to post them on your blogs.

Last week, a lot of you made silly mistakes in your writing.  Please check back and edit any incorrect grammar and spelling.  A lot of you didn't even do the home learning - get it typed up please.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wallwisher and Your most inspiring teacher! Due 29/8

Most of you didn't update our Wallwisher which was last week's home learning.  It seriously takes 2mins max, so please do this.

This week's home learning is to nominate your most inspiring teacher for the Warehouse Stationery competition that is running.

On your blog: write about who you nominated and why.  Put forward your argument about why they should win.  This could be a couple of paragraphs, a thank you letter to them, a prezi presentation, a voki presentation, a glogster poster - it's really up to you :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Update our Wallwisher

Apparently a website is being set up for the school library and the librarian would like to highlight good books on it.  So, this week for home learning can you please put up as many good books as you can think of on our Wallwisher.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Olympic Opinions Due Wk5 15/8

What sport to you think should / shouldn't be included in the Olympic Games?

Write a 2-3 paragraph essay explaining your opinion.  Use fact and evidence to back up your points.  Reference your material.

Here is a page with ideas to get you started.  You might want to look up what 'sports' were included in the past and are not now - for examples 'Windsurfing' will not be at the Olympic games after this year. You might also want to look up what has been considered for acceptance in the past.