Reading Task

Title: Joseph Bryant

Author: Anneke


Themes are abstract nouns

The feelings and idea of the story really helped me understand the main idea/concept of the story. I think the theme to this story was love, loss and maybe hope.

The first theme is love. In the story a boy and a girl are in love or each others crash. They share each others pencils and markers and sometimes when the teacher isn’t looking the would hold hands but while he in hospital and didn’t make it she would always have his love with her.

The second theme was loss. I thought loss because the girl in the story she lost her best friend and her sweetheart. She also stastes at the end that…. “And Joseph Bryant, my fifth grade sweetheart,  is the reason why I know the true definition of love.”

And the final theme is hope. because when they were in hospital they hoped he would get better even though he was getting worse. The girl was also hoping that she would get her kiss.

“I thought Joseph was going to kiss me or tell me that he wanted me to be his girlfriend, I remember having butterflies in my stomach and wondering what my mother would say if I had to tell her that I got myself a boyfriend.”

Themes are important human issues

I think after the story the author wanted us to think about what is the main message and how it would feel like if you lost someone you loved. I personally think the main message was have faith in your self because I think he kept saying I will stay alive. and it would feel terrible if you lost someone you loved because you will never see them again. So that is what I think the main message and how it will feel to lose someone is.

Stories apply to many readers

To people that have experienced loss to someone they loved or someone they knew then this story can bring back lots of sad and unhappy memories and to people that have not experienced loss this story can really make you think about what it would feel like and makes you very emotional.

Events represents ideas

I the hole text has a decant amount of figurative speech. like in the first paragraph has like 95% of just figurative speech. here is the first paragraph and you see for your self.  

“Love is a dumb and dangerous word. People misuse the word more than any other in the dictionary. I LOVE this apple, don’t you? or I just LOVE this shirt! but do they actually mean it? Most people don’t understand the actual definition of love. I do, which is why it frustrates me so much when people say that they love each other when they don’t. I know for a fact they don’t. And don’t even get me started when people say they are  in love with someone else. That phrase is destroyed by couples that say how they are in love with someone after a month of texting. They don’t and never will understand the true meaning of love.”

Experience evolves in patterns

In this story the repeating patterns a for depression. for example…

“Three years went by. Three painful years of visiting Joseph every single day in the hospital. Well, almost everyday; sometimes he was too sick for me to visit.”

“What is cancer? and immediately she started crying.”

They are 2 examples for the repeating patterns of depression.

Fiction is instructional

In this text the author doesn’t say what the themes are so you have guess what they are and as I said before the main themes are love, loss and hope. (you can find the information about them in the Themes are abstract nouns paragraph) And in the story they wanted to change joseph so he would live and get rid of his cancer so he can be a normal boy again.


100 word challenge

OMG i was so excited today i was going to see my fav celebrity it was tay tay (Taylor swift) anyway it was my turn to get her signature and photo i was so excited but then i remembered that when people take photos of me with flash i intend to blink so i asked the photographer to not put flash on he said sure but then his shift ended so another person came and i also asked them to turn the flash off but he didn’t so i stood up straight and then the flash made me blink i wish it was the perfect photo.

Read like a wirter

Little ania


Read like a writer


This text was about a girl called ania and how different she is and because her mum wants her to change and because of that she gets sick and at one stage doctors say she will die but an old man comes to her rescue her and makes her better. it was very clear and great story

Little Ania was a very unusual little girl. First of all, she started out looking different.



I thought it was structured very well everything made since in its order and it wasn’t like she was talking about one thing and then the next thing she just explained it them when one to the next.

Ania said her mother over and over. ]Why do you have to be so difficult!



with the voice I could defiantly tell that she used a lot emotion because like ania was always getting teased on and that she said her self she was going to die is very sad.

At school the other kids teased her about her great, wiry mop of black hair. I’m surprised you don’t have birds nesting in your hair!


Word Choice

in this text it used more tier 2 and tier 1 language and it wasn’t tier 3 because doesn’t say very hard or challenging words they were more like golden and every day words

 Please stop being so absurd!


Sentence Fluency

all the sentences were in the right place because it wasn’t like it was talking about her at school then at the hospital then at school again it was like every sentence was where it was supposed to be.

By the time she was seven years old she was so sick that she ended up in the hospital.



Everything was spelled correct with the punctuation he manly used full stops, quotation marks and explanation marks and grammar was really spot on.

“But I don’t want to eat meat and fish and vegetables!”









Read like a Reader

Read like a writer





I can relate to this. This is about a girl called Rachel and she is 11. On her birthday at school she has a situation about a red sweater that wasn’t her’s. At the time being she wishes that she had been older in this situation so she would know how to deal with this and speak up.

“Today I wish I was one hundred and two instead of eleven because if I was one hundred and two I’d have known what to say”

This was a very interesting idea because I am 11 and I don’t feel different at all. I mean I have learnt more more but I still feel like I am 10.


How did she come up with this idea?

Is this a true story?



I thought it was a very interesting way to set out a story. So first it kind of starts in her head and she is talking, then it starts talking about a red sweater and how it is not her’s but the teacher is accusing her that it is her’s because someone dobbed her in.

“ if I was one hundred and two I’d have known what to say when Mrs. Price put the red sweater on my desk. I would’ve known how to tell her it wasn’t mine”


Why did she lay it out that way?

Why did she chose a red sweater?



I think this story would have been directed more towards 9-12 yr because it is saying that even if your 9, 10,11 or 12 maybe higher you will always have a piece of you from when you are little.

“when you’re eleven, you’re also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, and one.”




Word Choice

The words in this text were very familiar to me so if I were to say it in tier 1,2 or 3 I would say it is tier 2 because there were very familiar words but there not to easy. It also use some metaphors and similes.


“ you grow old is kind of like an onion or like the rings inside a tree trunk or like my little wooden dolls that fit one inside the other, each year inside the next one.”

Why did she chose to use easy but not to challenging words?


Sentence Fluency

In Eleven  there are lots of short and long sentences and for some of the long sentences it took like 2 or 3 lines for one idea to be explained probably


“Maybe she’s feeling three.”


” you grow old is kind of like an onion or like the rings inside a tree trunk or like my little wooden dolls that fit one inside the other, each year inside the next one.”





She mainly used commas, full stops and talking marks in her writing. She did use question marks and apostrophes but not as much as the first 3.

“That’s not, I don’t, you’re not…Not mine,” I finally say in a little voice that was maybe me when I was four.”

Grammar and spelling

Her grammar was very accurate and the same for spelling she was very wise about her word choice and her spelling was also very good.



Project Reflection!

My animal was the bilby, and I was really looking forward to learning about it. I personally think that I have achieved having more confidence because Jacinta and I had to be the second ones to go up and present, I had butterfly’s in my tummy but I got thought it and I thought we did really well. With the rubric I underlined mostly 3’s because I think we did a pretty good job at everything to do with our presentation, and I was just really impressed with our model because we put so much effort into it so I am glad that it all payed off.

3 facts I found interesting were:

*that the bilbies sense of seeing and hearing is not acute so their hearing is very acute.

*a baby bilby has to stay in its mothers belly for 80 days before coming out.

*a bilbies borrow can get up 2-3 meters deep.


*I understand that if a baby bilby came out of its mothers pouch early it would not survive.

*I understand that if the bilby didn’t have powerful forelimbs then, if it was running from its predators then it would have all ready been eaten because, its forelimbs give the bilby power to run fast.


*I am still wondering why a bilby has a black band around its tail.

Most Important:

I think the most important thing that I have learned this unit is how all these different types of animals have adapted over time for example I never knew that a camel had 3 sets of eyelashes.

How I learnt it:

I learnt it by paying attention in class and of course being engaged in the topic.

What am I going to do with what I have learnt:

I am going remember it so for the future if I need to know what the word or meaning of adaptations is I will be able to tell them.



More Funding for Public and Private Schools BTN



That the schools are not getting enough funding to pay for their buildings and equipment.

Public schools get payed more from the government and private schools get payed more from the federal government.

Public schools get more money from the government while private school don’t get payed as much because the parents pay more to go their so they use the money the parents/guardians give for the child to go to the school.


the government should listen to what the schools need.


why isn’t the government giving to schools the money they need?

why does the federal government give money to the private schools instead of the public?


The Rain the Horror…..

That rain caused so many problems……

And I was there to see it all happen. I didn’t want to be there to see it, but I was and so yeah, and I will tell you how and what happened……

It was a normal, well I would say normal if that means the popular group is making fun of the nerds again. Then detention kids are making more trouble than usual then, yeah, that is normal.

Then there’s me, a girl who just sits in the corner of the class reading a book in peace and quiet where no one will distract me, not even my friend’s do you want to know why because I DON’T HAVE ANY!!!!!

Any way that would really just be my day, reading and sitting in the back of the class. If it was lunch I would go in the cleaner’s closet and read, ahhh… the memories. The teacher slaps the ruler on the table. “Miss Bluewood would you like to tell me why you are still reading that, that book?” “Umm because it’s a nice book,” I said very scared.

And then that’s when it happened the rain the horror. I don’t even want to tell you, actually you know what, I won’t tell you.

Even if you are begging me really hard I won’t tell you, hang on did you say chocolate I mean I will do anything for choco… wait are you trying to tell me what happened by giving me chocolate? Well it is working, oh fine I will tell you.

Ok so as I said I was reading my book when Miss Judejohnstone interrupted me. “Well Miss Bluewood I am waiting.” “ahhh umm Geo…rge cre..ated th..e,” “I don’t want to hear it,” Miss Judejohnstone said in a mean and angry way.

Finally, the class was over, the down side was that I was in put in detention. Normally I would be happy because I can read in peace and quiet, but all the detention kids were in here. And the worst thing was I had to spend 3 hours in here with them.


3 hours later….

Oh My God…. I don’t think I could last another minute longer with those boys. I got home and my mum was so scared she thought I got kidnapped, so I explained why I was late.

Then the next day when I was at school, I tried to forget about detention and when Miss Judejohnstone yelled at me. Anyway, I went on as usual and went in the cleaner’s closet to read.

Then it was time for class and it was my favourite subject, but guess who was teaching it, Miss Judejohnstone. Ahhh and I thought this day couldn’t get any worst.

And then it happened. The rain, the horror. I was about to scream but if I did, water would have gone in my mouth. And then…..

To be continued……






100 word challenge

a lighting storm was coming so quickly to our town everyone was taking cover, but I wasn’t, I was looking for my mum. she said she was going to the shops to get some food for shelter, I was starting to get worried because the storm was getting closer and closer. Then it was here the storm was here, and my mum still wasn’t here, I am trying to not freak out. then all of a sudden in a flash of lighting I saw her my mum running to me and yelling “get in the shelter sweetie.” so I did as she said.

btn weedy sea dragon

only 15k from Sydney is dragon territory. the weedy sea dragon is one of the listed endangered animals. these cool looking animals live in seaweed because they loved to drift with it.

but now scientist say that because of climate change, these wonderful animals may become excitant forever. so they have told other scientist around Australia to take a picture whenever they see them. because each dragon has its own unique design on it.

so maybe the next time you go to work or school maybe think of taking your bike instead of your car, to help reduce climate change and to help save these awesome animals.

100 word challenge

Art class one of my favourite classes of the day. ” ok students time to do some paper mache, but just remember it has to be about food.” what can I do… I know I will do a pear of hands holding a hamburger.

Finished doing the pear of hands holding a hamburger

(teacher comes and looks at my work) ” wow you did a great job…. I love how you did like a snapshot of the moment picking up the hamburger.” I learnt from the best didn’t I miss, ” oh stop your flattering me.” well it is true.


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