In reading with Mr. Debery we learned some of the aspects of reading non-fiction, then we went into teams and worked on some extreme weather and Mr. Debery used a book called Everything Weather and taught us about all extreme weather, to help us in our research.
In the teams we had to use teamwork, I think our team did a good job with teamwork not so sure about the other teams, because I was never in them we stuck with our group the whole time. When we were doing it we had homework, homework was sort of fun because of that for three reasons, one you did not know when the other teammates were going on, and if you see that they are on the same time as you it is more fun, another reason is that there is a lot of slides and it is fun to see what other people write in the same topic but in a different point of view.
When I started doing my slide I just could not stop, I was enjoying it that much, so when we stopped I was soooo upset I just wanted to write more, that is not bad is it? Anyways so when I got home my head was exploding with ideas, I could not wait to write them down, so I went straight to my room and onto my bed to go on my chromebook and wrote them all down, I was relieved I finally got to write them down on my slide now my head was not exploding with ideas any more but I still wanted to write more so I pushed my mind to think of more ideas, and when I thought of them I wrote them down fast so I would not forget, even if they had to be really really sort bullet points, and after I could not think of any more bullets to write down I fixed all the spelling errors, and I tell my family what I wrote about, and even one time I read it to my cat/kitten, Ruby. Another thought about teamwork is that sometimes it is hard to work in a team because weird stuff happens (sometimes by accident) like in our group someone (no names) changed the we eventually fixed it, but it was still a disaster.
In our Non-fiction unit with Mr. DeBerry we learned, how to choose the right book, like the 5 finger rule (which is not my favorite, but I still like it enuf to use it.) Another thing that we learned was how to tell, how books are organized and that was fun because I like being organized in general. We also learned about text structures, and summaries, and “ spark questions”, how notes are not full sentences, and when you are takings notes you can use a thing called a Word bank, it is not a bank with words (sadly), but here is an example, if you were talking about castles, one word in your word bank might be kingdom. The most important thing for me was how authors have goals and achieve them, (author’s craft.) Watch my flipgrid to learn more. Here is a link to it. My flipgrid feel free to comment, I would love that. Here is a link to my slide.