Week Five:

Subject

Free Choice

Learning Focus

To produce a piece of writing that demonstrates the aspects that make effective paragraphs.

Personal Choice

Personal choice -Recount an experience, Narrate a story, Report or inform on a topic.

Independence Level

No Quiet Time

Observations: (12 boys)

Week Four:

Subject

Antarctica Narrative

Learning Focus

Write a narrative following the prompt.

Personal Choice

Teacher chosen

Independence Level

Kids chose. I have allowed them to talk quietly if they want to.

Observations: (12 boys)

Samples:

http://pescyrusm.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/cyrus-story.html

http://peslouisp.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/antarctic-stay.html

http://pespaulaf.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/navetive-story.html

http://pespehsoa.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/freezing-man.html

http://pestamel.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/lost-man.html

http://pestanielak.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/lost-traveller.html

Week Three:

Subject

Whales

Learning Focus

In pairs creating a paragraph using a variety of sentence lengths.

Personal Choice

Teacher chosen

Independence Level

No quiet time because they wrote together verbally.

Observations: (13 boys)

Samples:

http://pescollinn.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/whale-facts.html

http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8985029661826086288#editor/target=post;postID=2222247398967553182

http://pesjordanis.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/all-about-whales.html

http://peslouisp.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/whales-are-one-of-largest-predators-in.html

http://pespaulaf.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/whales.html

http://pespehsoa.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/all-about-whales.html

http://pesronnm.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/what-i-learnt-about-whales.html

http://pessebastianr.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/whale-details.html

http://pestaimanat.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/whales.html

http://pestamel.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/whale-writing.html

http://pestanielak.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/whale-writing.html

http://peszaneh.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/whales-in-antarctica.html

Week Two:

Subject

Free Choice

Learning Focus

To produce a piece of writing that demonstrates the aspects that make effective paragraphs.

Personal Choice

Personal choice -Recount an experience, Narrate a story, Report or inform on a topic.

Independence Level

Quiet Time - 20 minutes

Observations: (13 boys)

Samples:

http://pescollinn.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/my-trip-with-panda.html

http://pesjordanis.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/rippa-rugby-tournament-at-eden-park.html

http://pespehsoa.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/saturday-and-sunday-afternoon.html

http://pesronnm.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/a-freezing-cold-kangaroo.html

http://pessebastianr.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/minecraft-cracked.html

http://pesstevensone.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/celebrating-zanes-birthday.html

http://pestaimanat.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/i-had-woken-up-early-just-trying-to-get.html

http://pestamel.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/eden-park-rippa-rugby-finals.html

http://pestanielak.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/rippa-rugby_16.html

        

Week One:

Subject

Antarctica - Environment & Wildlife

Learning Focus

To create a report based on current knowledge of the environment and wildlife of Antarctica

Personal Choice

Teacher No Variety

Independence Level

Quiet Time

Observations: (13 boys)

Samples:

http://pescyrusm.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/antarctica.html

http://pesjordanis.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/wild-antarctica.html

http://pesronnm.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/my-antarctica-story.html

http://peslouisp.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/anatartica.html

http://pesstevensone.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/writing-about-antarctica.html

http://pestaimanat.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/in-ice-dessert-we-all-know-called.html

http://pestanielak.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/antarctica.html

http://pestamel.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/the-wildlife.html

http://pespaulaf.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/antartic-report.html

http://pespehsoa.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/antarctica.html