Tag: Writing

Procedural Writing

LI: To write a set of clear instructions that show how to make a hangi.

  1. You need to dig a pit.
  2. You have to stack up some twigs and put volcanic rocks on top and light the twigs on fire
  3. After it’s done you have to put the volcanic rocks in the pit  and then put meat and vegetables in the pit (on tray)
  4. You have to put the  layers of cloths on the trays and you have to put the dirt on the pit  
  5. After 3 hours you have to remove the dirt and the cloths you are done and  you can eat kia


Today we unpacked how to follow and write a set of instructions. To do this effectively your instructions need to be explicit and the steps to follow ordered. Each step begins with an instructional verb and should be written in a way that is easy to understand.

I enjoyed Procedural because we have to listen the our steps slowly.

Key Competencies

LI: To create a comparison of the before and after experiences at camp


Before camp, we wrote down what we would achieve at camp by using the acronym TRUMP. The meaning of Trump is like thinking, Relating to Others, Using language symbols and text, Managing self, Participating. These 5 words help us to remember when to use them in every activity. When we came back from camp, we wrote down how we used the key competencies for our belongings and in the activities

I found this activity was fun because we have to remember the TRUMP to help us.

A Moment In Time

LI: To recount and explore the learning and experiences from our Year 7/8 camp

Our group wrote a poem based on our senses like auditory, tactile, visual, and kinesthetic. We used our prior knowledge of the senses and unpacked different words and ideas that described Hunua Falls. These moment in time poems represent our experience at Kokako Lodge. One of our ideas were like roaring the water, droplets bouncing, numbing embrace and experience would last. We then used word hippo to find more powerful words to strengthen our poems.

I found this activity good because its experinences the waterfall.

Explanation Writing

LI: To understand the structure and language features in an explanation

How did Goldilocks upset the bear family?

To upset someone it’s to make them disappointed, worried, or unhappy. In the fairytale Goldilocks and the three bears. She makes unwise decisions. Have you ever broken into someone’s house? 

Goldilocks found a cottage and entered into private property without permission from owners. Goldilocks was disrespectful and has no self morals which is shown when  she ate the bear family’s porridge. She sat on the baby chair in addition she ended up breaking the chair leaving it in pieces.

When the bears got home, they were shocked to find their porridge eaten and  the baby chair was broken. Imagine how upset you would feel getting home to find someone had broken into your house!

To help us understand how to write an explanation we looked at the purpose, the structure (what it looks like) and the language features. An explanation tells us how or why something is the way it is. To help us understand this we learnt about cause and effect. Cause and effect is an action and a reaction. We used the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears to help us understand this. Here is our explanation that describes how Goldilocks upset the Bear family.

This activity was good because I learnt a lot about explanations and the story Goldilocks and the three Bears.

Commanding Conversation

I learned about commanding conversation.

First I pick the photo with google slide.

Then I wrote down what they say at the photo.

Lastly I did commanding conversation.

I enjoyed because I like doing commanding conversations. I did well at writing commanding coversation. I need to improve on writing more commanding conversation.

Informal Letters

I learned about informal letters.

First I have to write down at least five letters .

Then I wrote down the greeting message, closeing letters and singature.

Last I wrote down my friends, family, and dad and my mum.

I enjoyed because I like doing writing. I did well at writing more words. I need to improve on writing capital letters.

Formal Letters

Today I learned about formal letters.

First I wrote the Address Fake Address was 10 Kings Road, Panmure in 2024.

Then I wrote down the Date and it was Thursday 24 November.

Next I wrote down the Paragraphs and it was I am a big fan of Spiderman Homecoming , Spiderman Far Far Away , Spiderman No Way Home. Your webbing is cool. Can you swing in the city of Auckland? Can you climb on buildings?Can I please have autographs?

Last I wrote down the closeing letters and it was yours sincerely and I wrote down the signature and I wrote down my name.
I enjoyed because I like doing writing. I did well at writing the Date and the Greeting. I need to improve on writing more Paragraphs.

Formal Letters Structure

I learned about formal letters.

First we cut the paper and then we put them the right order.

Then we take the photo and then we put the dlo.

Last we labe the photo then we made the background and then we made a title and we font the title into blue and black ops one.

I enjoyed because I like doing writing. I did well at label the photo. I need to improve on writing more formal writing.

Commanding Conversation

I learned about Commanding Conversation.

First I chose a horse one again.

Then I wrote down what they say.

Last I did Commanding Conversation.

I enjoyed because I like doing Commanding Conversation. I did well at Commanding Conversation. I need to improve on writing more Commanding Conversation.