TITTLE: THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN
AUTHOR: KATHERINE APPLEGATE
The One and Only Ivan is about a gorilla called Ivan who has lived in the mall for as long as he can remember. He hasn’t had a taste of freedom or life outside of capacity since he was born. He’s stuck in a cage! Going through tough times, his friends coming and going. Overall this is an amazing story about a gorilla making his way through a tough life time. But in the end a new start begins.
RATING: 4/5= 80%
IMPROVEMENT: Something the author could work on is the wording of the text but the message was amazing!
GENRE: Friendship, adventure and freedom.
CONNECTIONS: Madagascar because one particular animal wants to break free from captivity.
Read like a reader- little Ania- William Hugel:
Prediction: I predict that this text will be about a little girl called Ania and how she becomes older and more mature.
Questions: Does little Ania have a mental health problem?
Infer: I’m inferring that little Ania hasn’t got many friends.
Connect: I can relate to little Ania with my hair being like rats tails because when I wake up in the morning my hair is rats tails. I can’t even get a brush through it. It’s a challenge.
Feel: When I found out little Ania was being bullied I felt really sorry for her.
Evaluate: I loved this short story. It had a lot of emotions. I would highly recommend this book.
Read like a writer- Eleven
Ideas: I feel that this text’s main idea was how when you turn eleven you don’t feel eleven until you’re nearly twelve. Instead you feel the ages 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and even 1. For example one day you might feel scared so you sit on your parents lap and that’s part of you that’s 5.
Organization: I think the author laid out their work really well. They used their paragraphs really well by following the rule new idea, new paragraph.
Voice: I feel like the author of this short story explained how you wouldn’t feel 11 when straight away. This short story really stood out to me because the author put a lot of personality into this story and it felt like they were talking to me directly.
Word choice: I feel like the words that the author used made this short story more memorable. He/she used various strong verbs.
Sentence fluency: I feel like the author made a lot of sense in this story. The sentences had amazing words in them that made sense.
Conventions: The punctuation, spelling and grammar in this story was amazing. It made sense. And I enjoyed reading it.
Mission to Mars. 100 word challenge
I can see a golden planet floating around our solar system. I have been informed that I have to find out if Mars is okay to live on. After travelling through space for what seems like forever I’m super excited that I’m finally allowed to get out of that rocket! Okay this is it! I’ve opened the door and took 3 steps on the planet. “Mission control can you hear me?” I asked in excitement.
“We can hear you loud and clear.” They replied.
“This planet is amazing!”
“Do you think its good enough to live on?”
“I’m not sure.” I said