Tuesday, 6 December 2016

syraiahlee WALT describe the feelings of people

Watch the clip again and carefully watch what the people are doing.
  • Why do some run away?
  • Why do some stand still?
  • When the bridge collapses, what do the people do?
  • Why do they try to get into the van?

Use these questions to help you think about the way people might have been feeling during this earthquake.
Write 30 words about how they might be feeling.

Start here: some people run away so that they could protect themselves and their family,some people stand still because they watch their houses break down,when the bridge collapses then the people run for their life,they try to get into a van because they want to drive somewhere safe.

syraiahlee WALT think from somebody else's point of view

Imagine you are one of these people who have been in a terrible earthquake.
Think about how the day that the earthquake hit.
  • What were you doing before it hit?
  • Who were you with?
  • When the earthquake hit, how did you feel? Scared, confused, alarmed?
  • What did you do? Run, scream, get scared and stay still, cry?
  • What did you do next? Try to find friends/family? Hide in a doorway or under a table? Run away?
  • How were you feeling throughout the day?
  • What happened at night - where did you sleep? Was your house okay? Was your family okay?

Write a 100 word (or more) diary entry about your imaginary day.
Try to be as descriptive as possible (use lots of powerful words!)

Start here:

Dear Diary,
i think i feel every single tiny
in my big bed
[which i love]
because inside
i am always
my body shakes from the cold
that’s normal - at least it's what i’m told
my whole body shakes

it's like i’m an earthquake an earthquake inside
waiting to break my mind
it's so hard to tell
when i hear the bell
if all of this is truly real.

by syraiahlee WALT find the meaning of new words and phrases

Find 5 words you found in the blogpost that were new to you. Record these, and find the meaning.
An example has been done for you.
You can add an image if you want to.
When something is very busy, lots of people are there, maybe everyone is confused.
make a continuous deep, resonant sound
The action of evacuating a person or a place.
Invisible enemy
They can’t see their enemy because their enemy is invisible.
Have no hope.
Find a phrase that you didn’t know, or helped create a picture in your head. Find out what it means.
An example has been done for you.
You can add an image if you want to.
as if the ground had turned to liquid.
This helped me create a picture in my head of the ground turning from solid to liquid. In my head I couldn’t stand up anymore, I was falling over and all the stuff around me fell to the ground as well. Everything was moving.

Sunday, 4 December 2016


This story talks about the Earthquake that hit the South Island of New Zealand recently.
Find three key ideas in the story, then write 50 words to summarise.

Three key ideas in this story are
  • Why do people run away from earthquakes
  • How do earthquakes happen
  • What do earthquakes do to people

Summary of the story (put it into your own words) - 50 words

Start here: the main thing in the story is about earthquakes. Earthquakes sound like every country is getting hit by someone bigger than the world. Earthquakes make people die and they make a lot of people die like 1,000 people dead right now imagine that. Earthquakes make houses get destroyed and they destroy school and other places in countries. I wonder why earthquakes happen. I feel sorry for people's family that died.

I am learning to find key words