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Friday, 5 June 2015

My reading activity

The Launching by Lyn Taane
SJ 1990 P 3 N 3

WALT - We are learning to understand that events in a story can be considered important based on their significance or meaning, no matter how large or small.

Response activities
Spelling words for each day
Response activity 1. Learn

Discussion:
Do you think it is a true story? Why?Yes because it says that this story was woven around the launching of a canoe for the 1990 Treaty of Waitangi.Why not?

What kind of relationship do you think Ripeka had with her Poua?They had a very close relationship.How can you tell?I can tell because on page 10 Ripeka says “i wish Poua was here”.

Why was Ripeka the only person to be wear a piupiu and to be lifted onto the waka taua?Because she was the oldest.

Why do you think Uncle Joe and ‘ Heni are making jokes at the end of this story, when it seems like quite a serious event?    They were making jokes because they were bored.They were bored.

Some of the events in the story, took a long time and were explained in 1 sentence, while others were only moments but described in several sentences. What effect does this have when you’re reading? Why do you think the author has done this?I think that writer has done this because he wanted us to be hooked in the story.

Vocabulary
Wharenui
Tukutuku panel
Kowhaiwhai pattern
Whanaunga
Kuia
Moko
Morena
Karakia
Toru karaka (time)
Eager
Maro
Whanau
Fluoro
Groupies
Admiring
Piupiu
Pari taniko
Marae
Factories
Turangawaewau
Taniko
Tipare
Korowai
Waka taua
Launched
Pitau
Kaikaranga
Statue
Ponaumu
Haka
Karanga
Waded
Applause

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1 comments:

Mrs Tofa said...

I like the way you are referring to the text to support your answers.

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