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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Grade 5.1 2017-2018