Tag: Writing

Key Competencies

LI: To create a comparison of the before and after experiences at camp.

Before camp, we wrote down what we would achieve at camp by using the acronym TRUMP. Thinking is thinking about others, Relating to Others is to communacating with other, Using language symbols and text is not swearing Managing self is cheering on my teammates, Participation and contribution is trying new things.  These 5 words help us to remember when to use them in every activity. When we came back from camp, we wrote down how we used the key competencies for our belongings and in the activities.

I found this activity appealing because is was cool looking at what I wrote before camp and after camp.

A Moment In Time

LI: To recount and explore the learning and experiences from our Year 7/8 camp

Our group wrote a poem based on our senses like auditory, tactile, visual, and kinesthetic. We used our prior knowledge of the senses and unfolded different words and ideas that described Hunua Falls. These moment in time poems represent our experience at Kokako Lodge. One of our ideas were raging waterfall tumbling down against the immense rocks, before it meanders down the creek towards its mouth.We then used word hippo to find more powerful words to strengthen our poems.

I found this activity intersting and tough because it was hard finding more desirable words that explained our experience at camp, but I found it intersting to find higher quality word other then the lower quality words me and my group were going to use for our moment in time poem.

Writing my own story

I wrote my own story.

First I made a brain storm of all my ideas, I added a lot of ideas but I chose one where a kid named john get bullied for joe since he doesnt do his work.I then added back up people they were to help john, and make john stop bullying him, there names were Alex, Danny, Barle and peter, they were all nice people and didnt like bullys.

Then I made notes, my notes were telling the names of the people and what they were going to say and do.

Lastly I made the fornt and back cover, I didn’t finish but I finished adding the pictures and what was happening in the pictures, and what the people are saying.

I liked this task and I enjoyed it, but I think I need to get better at making my pictures look better.


TOPES stands for title, Orientation, Problem, Events and Solution

T stands for title, the title shows the reader the text is about.

O stands for orientation, introduce the people from the story, or the main character.

P stands problem, the problem is used and caused for the main character.

E stands for events, the event are used to tell what the main character is doing.

S stands for solution, the solution is to show whats happening now.

The Structure of a Narrative is TOPES, what stands for title, Orientation, Problem, Events, and Solution.


TEE stands for topic sentence, explain, and elaborate.

Topic means the main reason, for example” The sun was Shining bright, when a leaf fell off the tree”.

Explain means how you tell the reader about what happen but more detail than the topic for example “The bright sun was shining, as a leaf fell off the tree landing on the gold sand.”

Elaborate is when you add as much detail you can by watching or seeing an image.

Formal, Informal

Formal, Informal.

Formal, formal is mostly used when talking speaking to people you never met, or don’t know, For example is you want to get a job and have to send a email, you should use formal laguage.

Informal, informal lagauge is used when talking to people you are really close with, or people you have known for a long time.

Then done a task where Ihad an informal text then made into an formal text.


Visualising is when you use you mind to picture whats happening in the text.

Visualising is used to help people see whats happening in text, or understand whats happening in the writing fro example if there is text saying ‘there are whales swimming in the water I would draw whales swimming.

Visualising can be used in fiction and non fiction.


Poetry types.

There are many poetry types and we leant 4 what are diamante,Cinquain,Haiku,Limerick.

Diamante is a poetry type that talks about anything, has 7 lines and is shaped like a diamond.

Cinquain is a poetry type that talks about anything and has 5 lines.The story description is topic, description, action, feeling, conclusion.

Haiku is a poetry type that usually talks about a moment in time,and has 3 lines.

Limerick is a poetry type that usually talks about a joke, and has 5 lines.