Friday, April 27, 2012

reading circle week one

TITLE OF THE BOOKThe Boy From Nowhere
PEOPLE IN THE GROUPAngelica, Robertanna, Fatai, Vililatai
ROLES: Angelica(Discussion Director)
Robertanna(Wild and Crazy Word Finder)
Fatai(Summary Director)
Vililatai(Selection Director)

Write four to six questions about what you have just read. These questions will be used for group discussion during the next reading session. Think about the question helpers in the box below.
Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
Details? Inferred? What if? Opinion?

Angelica -

Who are the characters?
John-paul, Claire, Paul, Liz, Stephen, Stephen’s Mum and Granny.

What happened?
John Paul and Claire find a radio in their loft They turn it on and hear different voices speaking. They become suspicious and wonder who’s talking.

How did the characters feel most of the time? Confused, Scared & Curious

Where did the chapter take place or where was it located? Home/ John-Paul’s bedroom/ Kitchen and the loft.

How did this investigation start?
JP &C look around in the loft for things they could sell in their garage sale. While they search they come across this unfamiliar radio. JP turns on the radio and something strange happens. The investigation begins.

Find four to six interesting, powerful or tricky words from today's reading. Write them below along with the page number. Use flags to mark those words. You will be asked to share those words during our next guided reading meeting.

Vehemently -12
angry manner
“I hate toby” the boy said vehemently

a piece of furniture that will have high values
old people like old things. this might be antique
not clearly understood and said.
“OH” said Claire vaguely
an action requiring physical movement
Manoeuvring it through the kitchen and up the stairs
Dubious- 7
hesitation or doubt
John-paul was dubious
Plaintively- 11
expressing sorrow,mournful
a boy asked plaintively

Selection Director
Pick the most interesting part to read to your group during our next guided reading meeting.

Selection Director - Vililatai
Book Title: The Boy From Nowhere, Chapter One.
Pages to read:
Whole Chapter/ Pages 7 to 20
To understand the whole story from beginning to end you must read and understand the first chapter to make your way through the book and to have a fair idea of what the story is about.
Summary Director
Write two to three paragraphs summarizing the chapter or today's reading. Use the chart that guides you through summarizing.
Summary Director - Fatai
Today’s Date: Thursday 26th April 2012

This is my part I had to write a summary about this.
This chapter summarises how John-Paul and Claire find a radio in their loft. When John turned on the radio a strange voice came out. John became suspicious and curious. He wanted to keep on listening, so he hurried to his room with the radio calling his sister Claire to come with him. They listened and listened. More voices came out. A name Stephen was mentioned. Claire was getting a bit scared.

Later on in the day John and Claire’s parents arrived back home. John and Claire tried to convince their parents to listen but they’ll just say no. Eventually Liz(mother) tells her husband to spare a few minutes. They all listen. A voice cries out “St-eee-phen, St-eeeeee-phen”! The family becomes scared and wonders who owns this radio and if this is just a game or not one.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Thursday morning the year 8’s arrived at St Francis Retreat centre. When we got there we all were very shocked.

Once we got there we all had our lunch.Once we were finished we were shown to our rooms everyone was so excited.
we all gathered into the meeting room. Once everyone settled into the gathering room we played a game. The game was just all about knowing each others name.

When we finished we all had lunch and played a few games
going to retreat was like another step away from my family .Being there was really exciting and enjoyable.

On Friday morning everyone gathered into the chapel for
morning prayer all the early birds were all allowed to light the candles until everyone comes to the chapel. In the afternoon we all gathered in to the gathering room and once everyone was in the gathering room we all were given a bag full of the things that we need to build a boat. The activity that we were going to play was noah's ark but it was a bit different to the actually noah’s ark the differents about it was that we are only saving one animal from sinking.Playing noah’s ark was really fun everyone was so excited i could see all of the excitement in everyone’s face.

Being at St Francis Retreat centre was really fun and exciting . What an opportunity.