Friday, 19 August 2016

Moving up the table on NZ Writes

This term we've taken part in the writing initiative from Night Zookeeper, called Aussie Authors VS NZ Writes.

It took a while to really get into the swing of things and how it would work for us. However we've pretty quickly gone from like, 98th place to 19th. Look, here we are...

There are a range of topics we can use to get us started or we can write using our own ideas.  We need to write a minimum of 60 words, which isn't really much when you think about it and look at 60 words of writing.  
Maybe you could go and do that now - find a piece of writing and count up how many words it actually is - and let us know how many words you usually write.
Our focus is really quality over quantity though.  We want to craft writing that isn't 'Yawn worthy'!  We've discovered that some people are at different stages with this.

And how do we do that?  Well we have specific vocabulary that we have choose from to include in our writing and we have to use our writing wall to get ideas to improve the readability of our work. To check we're doing this we have to remember to be able to tick off our Objectives/Success Criteria once we've completed the writing.  If we can't tick it off, we know we still have work to do.

With a week to go, NZ is going strong at 528, 294 words, while Aussie Authors are at 96, 940.  We think this means we're in GOLD position...what do you think?

We post this writing on our Night Zookeeper Blog which you should be able to go and see.
Give us some feedback on here as we don't know if you can on the other blog - Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for explaining the process and what has been going on - do you know that I didn't even know about the competition! It sounds like it really has been a big motivator for your students and yes I would think there's no way that you wouldn't win the gold medal from this position! Thank you for leaving the comment on our class blog we really appreciate the connection to hear from someone new and wonderful to see all the blogs listed on the other side.
    Mr Webb and Room Three, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki.