This week we looked deeper into media. We also started talking about passions and what people do and have as a passion. In literacy we have started looking into persuasive writing and how that influences and affects people. We also did the same with images we would see how images influence people. Images from books and ads and we had to see if the were influencing us to think a certain way.
We discussed about persuasive writing with Ms. Tina. We had to persuade a monster, otherwise the monster was going to eat us in the middle of the night. We needed to have 3 reasons to convince the monster to not eat us. In those 3 reasons we needed 3 alternatives to support that reason and give supporting detail. We also needed an introduction that introduces our problem and gave the reasons we are going to be arguing. That is always in the beginning of the writing. A conclusion restates your arguments and that is always at the end of your writing.
Would you be able to persuade the monster?
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We had lots of guest speakers come to the classes and talk about what their passions were. We also had a guest speaker working in the media come to talk about how companies make ads that will influence us the best they can.
We had a teacher assistant from G1 come and talk about her passion which was cycling and and raising money for charity. Some of the charities she raised money for was the school of hope in Chiang Mai and a cycling charity called ride for rations Singapore and harmony on wheels.
Do you participate in any charities?
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We also had Mr. Taylor come and talk about his passion which is the ocean and if he sees plastic in the ocean he will always try to get it out because he loves the ocean so much that he doesn't like to see it with waste in it.
Then the last one we had was Mr. Jasinska whose passion is marine biology and how he works for that and how it is his passion. He is currently writing PhD about marine biology and they showed us an awesome video about those things. The Video They Showed Us About What They Do.
This is the end of this blog post. This week was very fun! We learned persuasive writing and we got inspired by everyone's passions!
What are your Passions?
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The Media Unit
Recently we have started our new unit HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES in which we are learning about media. We are looking at HOW MEDIA INFLUENCES THE WAY WE THINK AND ACT. So far we looked at WHAT IS MEDIA and HOW IT INFLUENCES AUDIENCES. We did a few activities to help us answer those questions and get deeper into what media is.
What we did this is week is we have chosen a partner to work with, and go to Britanica and research about medea using Cornell notes. Also we did a brainstorm about what we all think media is and shared our definition of media in group’s. Than later on we had pictures given to us that we put under Print, Broadcast, Outdoor and Digital and then once done as a class we and Ms.Anji had a debate about what goes where. We also did a skit in groups to represent the central idea.
For us the most valuable experience to the class was the debate about where in media does the CD/DVD belong to because we weren't sure if it goes under Digital or Broadcast since you have control over it and it's pretty high tech but it has the content of BroadCast. It was a good class discussion/debate. And we really enjoyed it too.
We think that this is a very interesting unit and its knowledge will help us a lot in the future.
Grade 5.1 2017-2018