Hurricane Katrina killed people. I know/understand this because I used some important reading techniques that helped me a lot. I learned all this stuff with 4B and Mr.DeBerry. Today in this blog post I will be telling you about all the techniques I used to help me become a better reader and researcher.
The first technique that I learned that helped me was when everyone in 4A (my class) and 4B had to write any type of chart about nonfiction in their life. What I mean by nonfiction in your life is writing down things that you see that are nonfiction. For an example some things that I wrote down in my notebook was “ a piece of paper with my schedule on it, the nametag on my math workbook, the title of my friends book, the clock and lots more. This helped me because it helped me understand and notice nonfiction stuff and words.
Another technique that really helped me was when my teacher told me that every book I read, I have to do boxes and bullets. This helps because it makes you concentrate on what the main idea is and what small facts support the main idea. For an example in the book The Mysterious Of Amelia Earhart, the main idea was the flights that she took, but I narrowed it down and the main idea and small facts were:
- If you are buried under a pile of debris, scream and help will come
- If your house is near Tornado Alley, you should have a place to go if a tornado is coming
- During a bad storm, listen for weather updates
- A tornado watch means that weather conditions are bad enough for a tornado to form
- During a tornado warning means that someone has spotted a tornado nearby.
The second to last technique that will helped me with reading was how to choose an informational and helpful book. This helped me because I got more information out of some book than others. Or if a book is to easy for me, I could notice it and pick a new book, so I could get more facts. For an example when I was reading books about dolphins, there was an easy book and just right book. The easy book had one sentence on each page and I got very few facts out of it. The other book was just right and had a lot of facts that made sense to me and and I could understand. I knew that the just right book was the right book to choose. The last technique that helped me was learning how to summerize your text. That helped me because when you grow up summarizing text is really important because you sound more interesting than you do if you are reading random facts.
My classmates and I used a resource called flipgrid. We talked a little about what we wrote in this post.
In this unit, my classmates and I learned how to be a excellent/better reader and researcher.
Do you celebrate a holiday. Well I do. I celebrate Christmas and I’m happy that I do because on Christmas day I get to open tons of presents. I think Christmas is my favorite holiday. I get to spend time with my family, open presents, eat scrumptious food and best of all, I get to play a lot!
Every other year, I celebrate Christmas with my dad’s family and the other years, I celebrate Christmas with my mom’s family. I have cousins on both sides so I always have someone to play with besides my brother. Whenever I’m with my dad’s family, on Christmas all of the kids have to wait for everyone to get up before we can go downstairs and unwrap presents. Whenever I’m with my mom’s family, we always eat indian food. One thing that we do every Christmas is take tons of pictures on Christmas morning. I really don’t like when that happens because it’s sooo boring.
On Christmas I get sooooooooooo many presents. It’s always so fun unwrapping presents. I think it’s also very nerve wracking because you never know if your going to like what’s under the wrapping paper.
This Christmas was my favorite so far because I got almost everything I wanted. What I got was books, shoes, a diary, cupcake painting set, 2 thinking putty containers, a nerf gun, a scrapbook, clothes, a make your own water bottle, curling iron, nail polish set, perfume, bath bombs, a fitbit, coloring set, an instant camera, a big pink travel bag and a chromebook. My favorite things that I got were a diary, shoes, an instant camera, a chromebook and the pink travel bag.
Everyday (since Christmas) I have written a lot of entries in my diary. My diary is old fashioned and i like it that way. Whenever write an entry, I always think about Cleopatra’s writing and her diary. I have no idea why. I guess it fills me with hope that someday people will read my diary and print it into a book like Cleopatra’s diary.
The shoes that I got, I love. They are black lace boots/sneakers with soft white fur lining the top of the boot. Everyday since Christmas, I have worn these fantastic shoes. They are comfy, good looking and waterproof. I have a feeling that I’m going to be wearing those shoes for a lot of days in the winter and maybe spring.
Right before Christmas day, I was looking at a regular small camera and thinking to myself “How nice would it be to have a camera that prints pictures right when they are taken.”And then for Christmas I got one thing that wasn’t on my Christmas list, but I wanted and that thing was an instant camera. So far I have only taken one photo because my mom said not to waste the polaroids.(photo sheets) The picture was of me on Christmas day in front of a fake birch tree with lights hanging on the tree.
When I got my chromebook, I was the happiest human being in the whole universe. I didn’t think I would get a chromebook from my parents because I asked santa and he didn’t get me one, so why would anyone else. But I was completely wrong because as you know, I did get one. When I got my chromebook, it was supposed to be for Max and me to share, but when my mom was getting our chromebook to start, the chromebook asked for one google account and when you got logged onto it, it would only show that persons stuff and files. My mom figured that that wouldn’t work for Max and me so she bought Max the same type of chromebook the next day. I love my chromebook so much and I’m so glad that I have one.
It has been one week since Christmas and I have already used my pink travel bag. Can you guess what I have used it for. Well if you guessed travel, then you are completely correct. I used my pink travel bag to store my stuffed animals in and I brought the pink bag to Catamount, Massachusetts because my family was going skiing there for a day and then staying for one night at a hotel. The pink bag was really useful and will be even more useful in the future.
My FAVORITE things that I got for Christmas:
This is my Diary.
If you press the link below, you will see one of my boots.
This is my instant camera.
My curling iron.
Some bathroom accessories.
Picture From: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Chromebook-XE500C12-K01US-Laptop-Celeron/dp/B00NJGRLUY
I can’t find a picture of my pink travel bag because my mom got it for me at a shop, not on a website, but I know that my mom got the bag at Marshalls.