Today we learnt about read like a writer, all we had to do was get out literacy circles book and choose a paragraph out of it. My book was Hover Car Racer and my paragraph was
“As the giant clock above the Start-Finish line ticked from 2:59:59 to 3:00:00 and the last hover cars shot across the line to the cheers of the 80,000-strong crowd, the Argonaut, piloted by Chaser J, was at the bottom of the leader board. Jason pulled his beloved car to a halt in his pit bay and dropped his head. In the most important race of his life-in front of 80,000 people; in front of the most distinguished pair of spectators he would ever race in front of- Jason Chaser had come stone-cold last.
Next we had to write down the Idea of the story, the Organisation of the story, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and Conventions.
Ideas: The idea that the author ( Matthew Reilly ) thought of was the future of racing and the future of cars.
Organisation: The organisation that the author was created was really good because it starts of with Jason losing a gate race and then Jason got better and better.
Voice: The voice you would use to read this book would be intense, Frustrated and Angry.
Word Choice: The word choice the author used was really good and descriptive, for example: Speeding Bluing Bullets to describe the fast hover cars flying past the grand stands.
Sentence Fluency: The sentence fluency was perfect for the book because it was perfect and descriptive about the cars.
Conventions: The comments and questions that are in the book are very descriptive and good.
This is my goal reflection, we had to pick three of the 6 steps, I chose Ideas, Voice and word choice:
- Ideas: The reason I chose ideas is because I can maybe use the books idea as a setting and a topic that I could use if I was going to write my own story.
- Voice: I Chose voice because in most of my story’s it just has a regular voice while in more story’s I should use more different voice sounds to make it better.
- Word Choice: The reason I chose word choice is because Many of the words in Hover Car racer are very describing like Bluing and many more that I could use in story’s I create.