Be Positive

This week for PB4L, we have been learning about the positive attitude, and creating a list of positive words or phrases to encourage yourself and other like positive quotes for others, having these quotes also means having encouragement towards others. Having postitive attitude towards learning allows you to have a good mind-set, respectful to others, and focused. This would give students with their learning and improve on things that they are working on.

One of the quotes that we had was prioritise yourself, as its important to not always think about others but yourself. It also includes focusing on yourself and beliving that you are a great person, instead of judging you from peoples social media posts.

I enjoyed doing this activity because most of these quotes come in handy, and these quotes relate to us when things are going hard.

Law Enforcement – PB4L

For PB4L, we looked at the jobs that require uniforms and why uniforms are essential to those jobs. The job I chose was law enforcement because they wear a special uniform that keeps themself safe when dealing with crime.

I enjoyed this activity because I am now able to understand the importance of uniform procedures and why they are essential for sole roles.

RFE Poster (International Literacy Day)

Link to DLO

LI: To raise awareness of international literacy day.

On the 8th of September, it is the international Literacy Day where everyone around the world celebrates the day and takes their time to acknowledge literacy. Being able to read and write gives people a huge advantage. Literacy enriches lives, word creates opportunities for people to develop skills that will help them provide for themselves and their family.

Queen Elizabeth II

Friday morning, the unfortunate passing of Queen Elizabeth II occured and to show our respects as one of the nations under the Queen, we created a DLO full of acknowledgements of the Queen. This includes facts, biographies and information about the new King.

Queen Elizabeth II passed on the 8th of September 2022 at 96 years old. She reigned as the Queen for 70 years allowing her to become the longest reigning monarch ever in Britain. This means she has reigned or stayed as Queen longer than any other monarch of Britain. Her eldest son, King Charles III has been crowned in the event of her passing as the rightful heir to the throne. He is 73 years old and his wife Camilla has become Queen Consort. Queen Consort is the title given to the wife of a King under the U.K law.

The purpose of this task was to give our respects and acknowledgements to the Queen. I enjoyed this task because not only could I respect the Queen even in her passing, but also find out more about her and what she did for her people.

Tongan Language

This week, to celebrate Tongan language week, my group created a DLO that reflects on the traditions and culture of Tonga and it’s people. We found out about traditional celebrations, food, clothes, holidays and vocabulary that you can use to communicate with Tongan people during Tongan language week. We also looked at the island of Tonga and went deeper by finding out how they celebrate holidays, what resources are found on their island and what their houses are usually made of. We found this information interesting because we suspected that Tonga was an island purely of trees, bushes and nature that the Tongan people cherish.

I enjoyed finding out about the Tongan culture because I can apply my knowledge of their culture to be respectful and more open to people during Tongan language week.

Cybersmart – Real or Fake

For this cybersmart task with Mrs Grant, we learnt about arresting the effects of media manipulation. Simply put, this means to stop people from believing photoshoped and fake images online.

To do this, we can image search the photo to see if its photoshopped or find out if the information connected to that image is true by searching other sites where that image has been used. We can also check if the image has been labeled as media manipulation where the creator tells others that the photo has been retouched.

I enjoyed this task because I learnt about how to recognize manipulated media and the methods I can use to find the truth related to that image.

Describe the Scene

LI: to describe a scene using our sensory imagery.

Over the past few weeks, we explored characterisation which includes the traits, features, personality and physical appearence of fictional characters specifically in children’s literature.

This reading challenge was formed to make our reading group understand more about how the scene builds and how authors use a variety of vocabulary to influence the way the audience encounter the scene. Meaning that it gives a well painted picture based on the scene.

In the making of this, our group also used the sensory imagery to support our thinking of the scene, which expresses how it feels in that particular situation. Nonetheless, it manifests a strong and powerful context illustrating a lucid perspective of the scene.

Describe the Character

LI: to describe a character using our knowledge from the text.

We explored characterisation which includes the traits, features, personality and physical appearence of fictional characters specifically in children’s literature. I chose to describe the wolf from Wolves, Little Red Riding Hood and Three Little Pigs using my sensory imagery to give my description a more powerful meaning.

This reading challenge was established to make our reading group understand more about character builds and how author’s characterise a figure to influence the way the audience reacts to that character. I found that most commonly, if wolf characters are painted in good light they are usually misunderstood or young characters.

In conclusion, I found this T-shaped literacy activity helpful and enjoyable to carry out because I developed more understanding of characterisation and personalities that I can use in my writing to make it more powerful.


Three Little Pig Wolf Analysis

LI: to analyze collected data to find out people’s perceptions on characters in children’s literature.

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.