Tag: Literacy

The Fight- Respond to the text

Today for reading I completed the The Fight- Respond to the text.  love this task because i get to skim and scan to look for the answers in the book. This slideshow was really easy to complete and I think we should do more of responding to texts. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!

Using information features

What good friends looks like 


Kia ora, My name is Swaimah and I am going to write an explanation about Good friends. What is a good friend? A good friend is a friend that trusts you and who is honest about things. A good friend is someone who always looks up to you and supports you in any type of thing no matter who they are. The key is to always help your friend and never fight with them or else your true friendship is all over. I think being a good friend means to be loyal and don’t say mean things to your friend. Remember to always treat others the way you want to be treated. This means treat others with respect and they will show you respect back. You can also trust the person and they can trust you back. If you are mean to them they will be mean to you back. Whatever you do to them they do it to you. 


Being trustworthy to a friend makes them feel really good about themselves. If you want to be a good friend try to trust your friend and see how it goes, if you believe that your friend can do anything you might as well just trust them. Nothing else but, trusting your friends means a lot to them. Not trusting a friend is really bad because trustworthy is the first thing you should really do if you want to be a fantastic friend. We all trust each other in different ways, we all have different personalities, just because you look different or you come from a different country it doesn’t mean we can’t trust them. We should give each other a chance to trust one another to see if they are good, trustworthy friend. How can I be a trustworthy friend? What you have to do is trust the person. It’s not really that hard at all. When your friend says “ let’s go on a ride in my new car!” trust them and say “Sure!I’d love to!”. Always trust them no matter what. 


Honesty is so important because if you don’t tell your friend the truth about what happened then they can’t trust you anymore. If you don’t wanna lose your friend it’s better if you tell the truth and don’t lie to each other. Honesty is always the key to friendship. Just because no one can trust you, you should always be honest to them so they can really appreciate you for telling the truth. Honesty is always what people look up to, When you tell the truth people will trust you more onwards day by day.  How can I be honest? Well first of all you have og to a friend you trust and when they ask you a question like “What happened during lunchtime?” You have to answer back what you actually did. Don’t just say “ I was playing tag the whole time” You should add more information and more words than just simple words. For example you could say “ Me, Zaria, Vika and Mary we were all playing tag down on the big field, It was really fun I was the tagger first then Mary the Zaria and the Vika!”. You can add more information if you want to. 


Loyalty is always the key to being a good friend. Loyalty is similar to honesty. Loyalty is when you give back the stuff your friend gave to you. Don’t just keep the stuff they gave to you because you might lose it or break it. Always return their stuff back, if you see someone else taking or stealing your friend’s stuff go ahead and be an upstander and tell them to put it back. If they don’t put it back, go tell the teacher or an adult you see near you. Always care for your friend’s equipment and never lose them, treat the equipment like it’s yours. Go find a friend and tell them if the equipment is there’s, if it is there’s you should properly give it back to them so they don’t be sad or upset. 


Being a good friend means a lot to your friend. Being trustworthy, honest and loyal is how you are a good friend to them. Never lose trust from your friend or else you will be lonely forever (not really forever). Especially when you are friends with them for at least 3-4 years. You should ever leave them if they have been friends with you for a long time. If you are trustworthy or honest you will be in a long friendship for years. Thank you for reading my explanation writing. I hope you enjoyed it. 


If I could only see one colour for the rest of my life it would be

If I could only see one colour for the rest of my life it would be Baby blue. It’s because my favourite colour is baby blue and I really think it would look really cool. I would just like to see people with baby blue skin colour, baby blue food, e.t.c. I just want everything to be baby blue and that’s what I want. I would be really happy if This really happened but sad because I won’t be able to see all the other beautiful colours. I just wish for everything to be baby blue one day. It would be hard to choose what clothes to wear, what to eat and what to pick up! Because I don’t know what colour they are. So if I had to choose a colour to see for the rest of my life it would be baby blue. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!


A Letter to Liam (Billy’s friend) Landlady

Today for literacy we were learning about suspense & Tension. We are also learning about foreshadowing, foreshadowing is when you add hints or clues to the story or text then later on in the story there will be something exciting, dangerous or scary thats gonna happen in the story. I wrote a letter being Billy and asking a friend for help. I chose a name Liam because I thought it will sound really nice in the story. Here’s the letter:


Dear Liam, I am in Bath, London. A man called Mr Greenslade helped me around the place and showed me where to go. I didn’t know anyone there because It was my first time being at Bath. I arrived at Bath looking for a place to stay for a night. I was walking around the place until I saw a sign “BED AND BREAKFAST”, I kept reading it again and again then I was hypnotised by the sign. I had to go to the place because I couldn’t resist it. I stopped walking and saw a vase of yellow chrysanthemums, tall and beautiful, standing just underneath the notice. I peered through the glass into the room, and the first thing I saw was a bright fire burning in the hearth. 

As soon as I walked to the door I rang the doorbell and out popped an old lady standing there ready for me to come in, “Do come in ” She said. I was really calm but confused why she was just standing there waiting for a guest to come. “Uh…uuh..uuuh ” I was stuttering not knowing what to say. “Thank you” I replied back to the old lady. I hung my coat and my hat on the hanger. I was thinking why no one else was here, and how quiet it was with no sound at all. The old lady walked up the stairs looking at me smiling with pale lips. I smiled back in fear not knowing what to do. I followed her upstairs to my room. The first floor is all hers, the 2nd floor is mine and the 3rd floor is….. A mysterious floor no one knows about. 

I entered my room and she said “Come to the sitting room after you unpack your bag” she said in a suspicious voice. As soon as I finished unpacking my bag I made my way downstairs to the sitting room. The old lady had tea on the table ready for me to drink. “Come here dear, Sit down” Patting the sofa. I was looking around the sitting room confused why there were so many animals everywhere. I sat down next to her and we talked to each other for a while. “Dear can you please fill in this guest book form” she said mysteriously, “Sure” I said politely.  While I was filling in the form I saw 2 other guests on the form, Christopher Mulholland & Gregory Temple. For some reason they sound really familiar to me, How about you? 

The landlady kept looking me up and down, it creeped me out VERY much, I wanted to exit the building straight away but I couldn’t. “Do you know where Christopher Mulholland & Gregory Temple are? They have been missing for a very long time” I said, “Yes dear, They are both on the 3rd floor” she said with a grin on her face silently laughing. I was going up the stairs to the 3rd floor when she stopped me and offered me tea. I drank one cup of tea and she continuously kept asking me for more. The tea tasted bitter every sip I took. It was like she added poison or something in it. 

I saw this really beautiful parrot which I thought was alive but when I went closer to grab it, it was motionless. “Dear when my pets die I stuff them!” She said, “Oh….ok that’s why they’re motionless” I replied shaking. I went upstairs straight to my bed to sleep, as I sat on the bed I heard a cracking noise (Crack crack crack) it sounded like bones breaking. I stood up and I didn’t want to sit or lay on the bed. I had to write a letter to you so you can help. I’m in great danger right now and suffer with this landlady. Please come to London,Swindon, Bath Bell and Dragon to help. 


Thank you 

Sincerely Billy 

The Landlady – Comprehension questions

Today for literacy/reading i did The Landlady – Comprehension questions. It was really fun going though the text and finding the answers to the questions – It was kinda hard to find the answers but it was fun just some random words and researching what it means. I finished the slides in about 10-20 minutes and it didn’t take to long. I feel like I did i great job on this slide and answering the questions. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!

Suspense & Tension

today for writing I did Suspense & Tension. It was really fun customizing these slides and finding out some new stuff. I really enjoyed doing this task because all it had was just in formation at Suspense & Tension. I loved this task so much because we are learning about scary stuff this term. Pleave leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!