Thursday, 3 April 2014

Dianne's Dream.


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 Hollands grew up on a farm in Southland.
2. What was Dianne's dream all about?
Dianne’s dream was all about being a professional tennis player.
3. How long did Dianne spend training each day?
Dianne spent two hours of training each day.
4. What was Diannes greatest achievement?
Dianne’s greatest achievements was when she joined Tsunar Brown of Rotorua and Jane Ioaba of Auckland.
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 Premiere Player.

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 high status.
2.   ambition
A strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.
3.   achievement
A thing done successfully, typically by effort, courage, or skill.
4.   tournament
A series of contests between a number of competitors, who complete for an overall prize.
5.   talent
Natural aptitude or skill.
6.   dedicated
Devoted to a task or purpose.
7.   professional
Engaged in a specified activity as one’s main paid occupation rather than as a pastime.
8.   perfectionist
A person who refuses to accept any st
9.   popular
Liked, admired, or enjoyed by many people or by a particular person or group.
10. education
The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction at a school or a university.

Activity 3 - Blog
Use Sumo Paint to draw a picture based on this story and write about the picture. Edit your work and then put it up on your individual blog.

Diannes Dream
This picture is shows a penguin playing tennis.