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Archive for August, 2015

Found Poetry


Today we are working on creating poetry using only a limited amount of well chosen words, and investigating how context, position and structure can alter meaning and mood. These websites offer random words for us to choose from: RANDOM WORD GENERATOR1- this site gives one word at a time and lets you choose what sort of […]



This site allows you to use professional illustrators’ drawings to accompany your own story. go to and click “sign up for free” On the next page click “student” and on the next page put in your username and password (that you choose), and click “create account” It will ask you to join a class by entering […]

Word of the Week- week 8


Last week’s  Michelle and Samantha had similar ideas, but I chose Michelle’s because I didn’t want anyone getting to violent  😉 sreth: n. a person who is very annoying but you are not allowed to yell at them I think our Word of the Week word generator is getting a bit repetitive, so I’ve found […]

Homework- week 8


This week’s 100 Word Challenge is: The Dream Job A story, a poem, an explanation, a recount, a letter- maybe an application or an ad? What will be your interpretation of this week’s prompt?- Be creative and apply what you’ve been learning about writing This week’s BTN is from last month and explains the scandal […]

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Word of the Week- week 7


Again it was a tight one in a week of clever meanings for the word of the week, but I think Sammy had a particularly suitable meaning that  is particularly modern and could actually become a new word! phost:(verb) when you accidentally post something on social media then later on regret it e.g that girl phosts putting […]

Homework 24th August


100 Word challenge: What does this cartoon make you think about? BTN: This article is about advertising fast-food to kids.What do you think about this issue? This article was from a while back (2009). Do you think much has changed? Can you link your reflection to what you learned in our lessons on advertising? Junk […]

Writing competition!


This exciting competition has wonderful prizes and is a fantastic opportunity for you to showcase your writing skills- dust off your favourite piece from this year, or write a new one just for this- Write4fun competition “We are very excited to be sponsoring this competition,” stated Julia Woods, Managing Editor for Write4Fun. “Reading and writing […]

Word of the Week- week 6


Erica nailed it with her second attempt last week- STUIN: v.An action of try to sneak up on someone, but failing, and they scare you.   This week’s word is: PHOST



Your hundred word challenge this week is to reflect on this quote: “If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need – go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help – the only ones.” ― John Steinbeck, from the book The Grapes of Wrath   This week’s BTN is an article about a girl running […]

A Schoolyard Poetry Walk


Today we learned about personification. Personification is the attribution of human qualities (such as emotion) and actions to nonhuman objects or ideas. It’s like a metaphor where the thing you are comparing it to is a person. Writers use it to help us feel emotionally connected to the things they describe- it makes it more […]

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Word of the day

Word of the Day


Definition: A rude expression intended to offend or hurt.
Synonyms: insult,

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