Thursday, 10 April 2014

Reading Activity for Week 9 Term 1


Dianne’s Dream.  By Bill O’Brien

WALT: answer questions based on the text by looking for keywords in the questions.
Success Criteria: 1. I am able to identify and highlight the keywords in the question. 2. I am able to locate the keywords in the text and look for answers to the questions.

Read the text and then answer these questions based on the text.
1. Where did Dianne Hollands grow up?  Dianne Hollins grew up on a farm in Southland
2. What was Dianne's dream all about? Dianne’s dream was all about playing at Junior Wimbledon.
3. How long did Dianne spend training each day? Dianne spent training each day for at least 2 Hours.
4. What was Diannes greatest achievement? Dianne’s greatest achievement was when she joined Tsnuar Brown and Jane Ioaba as a member of the New Zealand at the Oceania World Junior qualifying Tournament
5. How old was Dianne when she won the Otago Premier Player of the Year? Dianne was 13 years old when she won the Otago Premier Player of the Year.

Activity 2 - Vocabulary
WALT:  1. Use an online dictionary. 2. Look for meanings of words from the text I have read.
Success Criteria: 1. I am able to use an online dictionary. 2. I am able to say  the meanings of words

Read page 1 of the story and look for these words in the text. Then use a dictionary to find the meanings of these words.

Dictionary Meanings
1.   prestigious
Inspiring respect and admiration: having a high status.
2.   ambition
A strong desire to do or achieve something,typically requiring determination and hard work
3.   achievement
a thing done successfully,typically by effort,courage, or skill.
4.   tournament
A trial or skill in which competitors play  a series of contests.
5.   talent
A special natural ability or aptitude.
6.   dedicated
wholly committed to something, as to an ideal, political cause, or personal goal.
7.   professional
following an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain.
8.   perfectionist
a person who adheres to or believe in perfectionism.
9.   popular
regarded with favour, approval, or affected by people in general
10. education
the act or process of imparting or inquiring general knowledge of something.