Sunday, 22 October 2017

Recounting the Holidays

Last week on Monday, Mrs C said that we could write a recount of our favourite part of the holidays.  She said we could use 5 different text types to do this and best of all, we got to choose which one we wanted to use:
  • A letter to a friend.
  • A diary entry.
  • A newspaper article.
  • A news report (like they do live on TV).
  • A good old fashioned recount.
We also got to publish in any style we wanted.  Some of us used PicCollage, some of us used Google Docs and some of us used Google Slides.  Mrs C also taught us how to use the graphic tool in Google Docs and Google Slides to create our own illustration to accompany our writing.

Mrs C realised when reading some of our writing that we can't always see when our writing doesn't make sense, our minds are very clever at making it make sense.  So, she decided that once we were finished publishing, we would hand our computer to someone else who was finished and we had our own writing read back to us.  We learned how to utilise the highlighting tool, if my partner read a sentence back to me of my own writing that didn't make sense we could simply say "highlight it" or if it made sense and we were happy with the sentence we could alternatively say "leave it".  This is a peer editing process that made sense and worked for us.  

We then went back to our original writing and created a final draft by working through our original published piece and fixing up the parts that needed it.  We had fun doing this and didn't see it as writing again but producing a more polished version after editing and peer review.

Here are our published pieces of writing:

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