Poetry: Six Room Image Poem

During the past few days, our class has been doing a lesson around poetry. This specific strategy is called the six room image poem. In this strategy you explore different “rooms” which give you a standard idea about your poem. The first room is named Image/Photograph. For this room, think of something interesting to you. Close your eyes, visualize and describe your thoughts.                                                                                                                                 Room 2 is the room of light. In this room, look at the same picture but write about the different colours you see and encounter. How does it look? Light, dark, hazy, shiny?                                                                                                           Sound is the room that consists in room 3. In here, think about what you hear. Voices? Silence?                                                                                                               Questioning is the word for room 4. Do you have any questions about your image? What do you want to know more about? What do you wonder about? What are your feelings in room 5?                                                                       And last but not least, room 6. In this room you will need to look back on your previous rooms and ideas and choose a word, a line, or a phrase that feels important and repeat it 3 times. Down below is a poem that I wrote earlier. Take a look!

The city of London

 

 

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxlost in the haze

 

 

the fresh morning air moving

 

 

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxa grey cloud covers the city

 

 

busy people, busy people, busy people.

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Six Room Image Poem

Procedural Text: How to be a great goalkeeper in football

‘What a save!” Ever wanted to hear that when you are the goalie? Well, then this is what you want to read!

Requirements:

GK gloves, football boots, long GK pants, padded GK shirt (preferably long sleeved), football, football pitch (with goals), someone to kick the ball.

Method:

1. Collect all items that are listed in the requirements  section.

2. Dress with the appropriate clothing (GK gloves, football boots, long GK pants, padded GK shirt)

3. Go to your local football pitch with your football, football gear, and your friend who can kick the ball.

4. Get your friend to take 10 shots whilst you are in the goals.

5. See how many you saved.

6. If you got more than 5 saves then go to step 7. If you got less than 5 saves , try again until you do get more than 5 saves.

7. Get your friend to dribble towards the goal.

8. When he/she gets to about 5 metres away from you, start sprinting at him/her with your body spread out as far as possible.

9. Next, dive at your friends feet. Try to gain possession of the ball without making too much contact.

10. Do this 10 times. If you save more than 5 then move onto the next step. If you got less than 5 then keep going until you get more than 5.

11. After that repeat the steps between 4 and 6.

12. Train yourself about 3 times a week for your whole season. (With the additional running each day)

13. Have fun!

Now you  can show your friends your amazing goalkeeping and hear them say “what a save!”

Here is my procedural text as a draft!

 

 

Draft of Procedural Text

 

 

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Procedural Text- How to be a great goalkeeper in football

Script For A Trailer-Mike Magistas

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They are on a mission…

To play with the best footballers in the world…

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Revolutionary new cooling and drying technology, fit for any terrain! (show picture of boots)

And! For the first 15 callers you can get your new Mike Magistas for only half the original price! And even better, you will recieve the new Mike cleaning kit for free! Get your pair now! (picture of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela in the Mike Magista boots)

100 Word Challenge Week 40

The Rhinoships were advancing towards Earth gaining speed every millisecond. All of the oxygen in the air was being extracted every time the Spacerhinos sped up.   The Spacerhinos, they were killing the life on Earth! No trees were left. No grass was moving. Just chaos. As I tried to rush people to the hospital for oxygen supplies I started to have trouble breathing as well. I got to the hospital and found that there was only one more oxygen pack. “But-“I was interrupted by a paramedic. “I’m afraid it’s the last one,”he said “and you’re not getting it.” “No!”

space rhino

100 Word Challenge Week 39

As Mark and I were walking through the vast vegetation in the dark forest, we could hear some loud noises coming from several of the ancient, enormous trees. Then, through the bushes I could see something moving. It looked like a face. I gestured for Mark to follow but he was too scared to go deeper into the dark, lonely woods. I climbed through the large bundle of bushes to find a face implanted on a tree, living and breathing! The forest seemed alive as the stars twinkled and the moon rose. ‘This is the best discovery man kind will ever see!’ I thought.

Face Implanted Into A Tree

 

 

Another Planet

It was another ordinary day in Aerolaj. The sun was shining and the crocodiles racing. Everything was jolly well. People were out and about, cruising on their new hover boards, shopping for new clothes. Everybody was having a good day.

“BOOM!” Loud noises filled the air as many people suffered the most horrific deaths. The noises were ear wrenching and made people’s ears bleed. Fires formed as buildings exploded and windows shattered. The historic landmarks that were once solid and well, were now destroyed by the Aerolaj Hunters.

At this stage many people were trying to gain access to the escape pods in the heart of the city. But there was no hope. The Aerolaj Hunters were guarding the pods with their lives and would not let anyone pass through. It looked like the human life on Aerolaj just died out. 

The war continued between us and the Aerolaj Hunters. Many people were killed and others ran away. Those who escaped the hands of the Aerolaj Hunters were considered lucky, and I was one of them. The war had gone on for far too long. The other survivors including myself decided to put a stop to this never ending war. Our solution, well, lets just say we know a few bomb experts. 

Making the story:

To make this story I went through a number of steps. First we were asked to write a beginning and concluding paragraph that we could then add on to. Next we thought of ideas for the middle of our stories. In my case it was the attack from the Aerolaj Hunters.

Once we had finished that we then wrote two paragraphs to describe what happened in that scene. We did change the writing up a little by selecting a story type from the selection. I picked Sensory Description for my piece.  For example, ‘The sun was shining and the crocodiles racing ‘. It is most commonly used at the beginning and ending paragraphs/sentences. The other types included, Intriguing Question, Onomatopoeia, Feeling and Intense Action. We used the paragraph sandwich to structure our paragraphs and form a good bit of writing. Then we proofread and edited to find our finished product.

 What is the paragraph sandwich?

The paragraph sandwich is a way that you can structure your paragraphs.We have been using it a lot this year, and I am sure that it has been helping everyone with their paragraph structure. It is called the paragraph sandwich because their are two similar things on the top and bottom and different things in the middle. This is what it looks like:

  • Topic Sentence
  • Supporting Sentence
  • Detailed Sentence
  • Supporting Sentence
  • Detailed Sentence
  • Concluding Sentence

Yum!

Future City

100 Word Challenge Week 38

As I pulled out the cooked uranium in it’s tray I was tempted to touch it, (I had gloves on of course) but it was far too hot. Its glowing, green colour caused me to stare at the material for a while as many of the other scientists told me to put it down and walk away. I couldn’t do it. I touched the uranium. “BOOM!” Something extraordinary happened. My legs started to bulge and my T-shirt started to change. I had transformed into a super star footballer (soccer player)! I ran outside and started kicking the ball about.”Awesome!”.

David Beckham

100 Word Challenge Week 37

“Here comes Cristiano Ronaldo. ” Commented Martin Tyler as Portugal started an attack. “That’s a great tackle by Phillip Lahm and maybe they can launch a counter attack.” Thomas Muller sprinted down the right hand side of the pitch, played the ball through to Miroslav Klose and started to make a run through the centre of the field. Klose played the ball to Muller. “Muller’s through on goal! Goal! Thomas Muller. Back of the net.  Super run and a goal to show it. Great defending by the Portugal side but, that’s what happens in Brazil when you let Thomas Muller through.”

German National Team

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100 Word Challenge Week 37

 

Loved Again-Narrative

It was another ordinary day in the Hot Air Balloon Workshop (HABW). No visitors, no sun, no sound. Just plain nothingness. “No one ever visits our shop!” The shop owner called to one of his employees. “I’m sick of it! I can’t stand it!” The shop owner (Francesco) stomped out of the shop with a sense of rage on his face. He started to cry. The rain poured down on to him as his eyes turned to rivers of tears and the gravel below him swelled up like a whirlpool. “Why always us?! Why can’t we be the ones that get the attraction?!” He shouted. The employee walked outside to see if Francesco was alright. “Go away!” Shouted Francesco, and the employee rushed inside in fear of the monster that had once been a big, sweet teddy bear.

Later that day, Francesco was about to close up the shop when he heard a loud noise that sounded a bit like a car. He poked a head out and saw what it was. It was a customer! Finally, someone! Francesco thought. He rushed back inside to tell Massimo (the employee) that someone was coming. “We’ve got a customer!” “Yay.” Massimo said casually. Francesco sprinted back outside and kindly opened the door for the surprise customer. He walked out and looked at Francesco. “Are you still open?” “Si.” Francesco replied. The customer walked inside and looked around the huge workshop, pictures of the Italian (national) football team were seen all over the walls.

“So that will be $99.99 thanks.” Said Francesco, the man pulled out a $100 bill. “Grazie. Have a nice day.” “Yes!” Francesco shouted. But this purchase was special. It gave Francesco the motivation to re-do the shop and make it more appealing.

“One last bit…” Said Francesco as he put the last coat of paint on. “Done! I finally did it!” The workshop looked as beautiful as ever. All of the metal was shiny and new, and all of the balloons were coloured with bright tinges of orange. Francesco lay on his dark blue bed with his bedside lamp very lightly dimmed. He looked up at the bright, canary yellow ceiling and the different balloon designs that hung from it. He jumped off his bed and started taking photos of the workshop. He then posted them on his Facebook page.

Francesco woke up the next morning with the sound of his new glass doors rattling. He rubbed his eyes and walked over to the door. Hundreds of people were lined up outside, shivering in the cold. Francesco quickly went and got changed. After he did so he sprinted with immense excitement to the front door.. He switched around his ‘Closed Sign’ and made it the ‘Open’ one. He then smiled as he pulled the doors open for the customers to rush inside. Everyone ran inside trying to get to the front of the line but as they did so, Francesco spotted a very familiar looking person. It was Ema! His ex-girlfriend! Francesco ignored her and ran to the til where dozens of people lined up for a ride on one of the hot air balloons.

“Hi Ema.” Francesco said.”How nice to see you again.” “How did you get the money for thi-” Francesco jumped over the counter and hugged Ema. ” I love you Ema.” “I love you too.” Ema replied

So, after that reunion, Francesco was back selling rides in his hot air balloons. One after the other, after the other. There was no stopping! Luckily no one was getting hurt until a balloon popped and came crashing down on to the ground! The incident was all of the news due to the fact that it had caused a death. Everyone was mad at Francesco! Shouting and booing, and pointing at him! But there was one who was not completing these actions and that was Ema. Francesco asked if she would forgive him. “Of course!” She replied. Then Francesco asked something else. “Will you marry me?” Ema was so surprised, but she answered anyway. “Yes! Yes! Yes!” And Francesco rejoiced in happiness.

Orange Hot Air Balloon