Gold Diary…quality vs quantity

As a class we have spoken many times about the ‘craft of writing’.
Powerful writing creates a strong image and stirs emotions in the mind of the reader.

In this, your second Gold Diary entry, you must do just that.
Can you put into words what it must have been like for many who travelled to Australia in search of fortune, in search of a better life?

Those that left their home and families behind knowing that there was little hope of returning to their loved ones.

Can you capture that moment?
Can you?

A Quest for Gold

No… this post is not about winning gold at the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
It is in fact, about a quest for completion of work in the Gold Book and Gold Diary.

So mum and dad for your information…
During the past week, we have dedicated class time to the tasks related to the ‘Gold’ unit of work mentioned on the weekly tracking sheet.
I have been greatly encouraged by the fact that all students handed in their work to be scored this morning.This is always a good sign!

The standard of work could generally be described as ‘more than satisfactory’ however, in some cases, the words ‘impressive’ and ‘awesome‘ spring to mind.

And so…mum and dad, as stated for this weeks learning goal, you should look forward to the sharing of the scoring of the first few Gold Book activities.

The slide show below showcases examples of student work.