37 thoughts on “Year 6 Reading Challenge

  1. Silver
    the writer has used first person to set a tone about Christmas spirit and people celebrating Christmas.Also he talks about Rudolf the reindeer and people singing Christmas carols.It talks about the Grinch when he stole Christmas. :)

  2. He used first person because to elaborate what he feels when Christmas comes and with it’s movies. for example:No matter what troubles I have,I will always laugh watching a Christmas story.

    By Nasim Sherif 6S
    :) :)

  3. GOLD CHALLENGE
    TOPIC SENTENCES
    The author has used topic sentences to inform the reader what the text is going to be about and tell the what they are going to read. An example is “Christmas movies are usually exaggerated and silly, but that is what I think I love about them the most”. Another one is “No matter what troubles I have, I will always laugh during a Christmas film”.

    REPETITION
    The writer has used repetition to make the purpose clear. The example shown in the text is “Christmas movies are usually exaggerated and silly, but that is what I think I love about them the most. In what other context would you find a grown man prance around in yellow tights, eating spaghetti drenched with syrup and singing Christmas carols everywhere he goes”. This repeats the idea of loving Christmas because it is funny seeing somebody jumping around in yellow tights.

    RHETORICAL QUESTIONS
    Rhetorical questions are used so that the reader can understand where the writer is coming from. An example from the text is “What gets you into the Christmas spirit?”. This tries to speak directly to the reader.

    FIRST PERSON
    The author has used first person because they want the reader to know how the character feels. The example shown in the text is “At some points, I can relate to the Grinch in HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS”.

    ADRESSING THE READER DIRECTLY
    The author has used addressing the reader directly to build up to a conclusion. An example is “What gets you into the Christmas spirit”.

    AAMINA:)

  4. Gold Challenge:

    Topic Sentences:

    The writer uses topic sentences for a chance to elaborate its theme and tell the reader what the text is about. Topic sentences can also be used to really tell the reader the key idea of the text.
    An example of this is ‘Christmas movies are normally exaggerated and silly, but I think that’s what I love about them most.’ This is the topic sentence for the paragraph the reader is going to read which is: ‘In what other context can a grown man prance around in yellow tights, eating spaghetti drenched with syrup and singing Christmas carols everywhere he goes? The purpose of the topic sentence is to tell the reader what they are going to read.

    Repetition of ideas:

    The author uses repetition of ideas to highlight one specific idea. An example of this would be ‘…are normally exaggerated and silly…’ The writer has used this to tell the reader his opinion of Christmas films.

    Tone:

    The tone of this text may be a little bit informal because the writer wants their view to be heard. Examples of this could be ‘… and making snowmen just don’t cut it for me…’ A more formal way of saying this, could be ‘…don’t satisfy me….’ or ‘…are just not my cups of tea…’

    Rhetorical Questions

    The writer uses rhetorical questions to associate with the reader. The writer also uses them to make the reader interested and to understand the text. An example of a rhetorical question is ‘In what other context can a grown man prance around in yellow tights, eating spaghetti drenched with syrup and singing Christmas carols everywhere he goes? This makes the reader think ‘Is there any other context?’

    First Person

    The author uses first person to let the reader know that the information that is being fed to them is someone’s opinion and that they can relate to the statements given.

    Addressing the reader directly:

    The writer has chosen to address the reader directly so that he/she can relate to them as though they were talking in person. This also helps to get the reader interested and can catch there eyes.

    Thank You For Reading Haniyah Raja 6S :)

  5. Gold Challenge:

    1. Topic sentences
    The writer uses topic sentences to develop the theme of the text. Some examples of topic sentences are, “Christmas movies are normally exaggerated and silly, but I think that’s what I love about them most.” And, “Holiday music is great, but when I am looking to get into the Christmas spirit, songs about riding sleighs and making snowmen just don’t cut it for me. ” These topic sentences are used to develop the Christmas theme and to make sure the reader knows what the text is all about (Christmas). The ideas of “Christmas spirit” and “Christmas movies are repeated to maintain the theme.

    2. Repetition of ideas
    The writer uses repetition of ideas to make its purpose clear and emphasise a point. For example, the writer says “songs about riding sleighs and building snowmen.” The idea repeated here is that all Christmas songs are about things like riding sleighs and the point emphasised is that they are all the same. Another example is “Christmas movies are exaggerated and silly.” Here the writer is emphasising the point that christmas movies are unrealistic and silly by using two synonyms- exaggerated and silly.

    3. Tone
    I think the writer has set a humorous and informal tone so the reader can really relate to his ideas and enjoy the text. The author says, “At some points, I can really relate to the Grinch in How the grinch stole Christmas. Sometimes, I’d rather dwell in my own ‘cave’ than be among all the cheer.” This is informal as the writer is giving his own opinions but can also be humorous if the reader can relate to this.

    4. Rhetorical Questions
    The writer uses rhetorical questions to get the reader thinking and relate to the writer. Some examples used by the writer are, “In what other context can a grown man prance around in yellow tights,eating spaghetti drenched with syrup and singing Christmas Carols wherever he goes?” And “What gets you into the holiday spirit?”

    5. First person
    The writer uses first person (I, me, mine) to make the text informal and to also give his own opinion on the subject. It helps the reader to understand what the writer is really thinking.

    6. Adressing the reader directly
    The writer adresses the reader directly by saying “What gets you into the holiday spirit?” This creates a relationship between the reader and writer and in this example it makes the reader think. It makes the text more like a conversation between the reader and author and they can relate to similar ideas.

    Aishah Hussain :)

  6. Silver:

    The writer has used first person effectively in the previous text.The writer has set a persuasive tone.This article is really about the Christmas spirit in the text.Also,the writer has written in the first person to set a tone in the arrival by making it sound more persuasive.

    Additionally, the writer has given a lot of information an ideas so that the writer can make a Christmas spirit for the readers and interest the reader and make the reader want to read on. This text is only written to make a Christmas spirit for the reader and make the reader want to tell everyone and share the text with everyone one about the text they’ve read.

    By Ahsan Khan 6M.

  7. The writer has used first person effectively because it is about what the writer enjoys about Christmas its his own opinion which is creative.It is also very persuasive and it’s intresting because people will now what the Christmas spirit.

  8. Gold:
    Topic sentences
    The writer uses topic sentences to tell us about what the paragraph is going to be about. For example-“Holiday music is great, but when I am looking to get into the Christmas spirit, songs about riding sleighs and making snowmen just don’t cut it for me. Instead, I turn to movies.” This first paragraph tells us that it’s about Christmas and getting into the Christmas spirit.

    Repetition of ides:
    Repetition is being used in the text so that the writer properly understands the words. For example- “Christmas movies are normally exaggerated and silly.” This emphasises the writers opinion on the Christmas movie.

    Rhetorical questions:.In what other context can a grow man prance around in yellow tights, eating spaghetti, drenched with syrup and singing Christmas carols wherever he goes?” The writer uses rhetorical questions just to get himself into the text.

    First person:
    The writer uses first person for example-“I, me, mine.” to put his ides into it and makes the text sound more responsive.

    Addressing the writer directly:
    The feature addressing the writer directly grabs the writers attention into it. this allows them to respond back to the text.

    By Bismah

  9. The writer has set the tone in the text by making it sound more persuasive. Also the writer has given his own opinion about christmas movies.

  10. The writer has used first person effectively because it is about what the writer enjoys about Christmas its his own opinion . Maybe some people think that the best thing about Christmas is not about the movies but its some thing that is special to that person

  11. Gold:
    Topic Sentences:
    The write uses topic sentences as an opportunity to develop it’s theme and let the reader know what they are about to read.The writer also uses topic sentences as a chance to make the reader really understand the main idea of the paragraph.An example for this is ‘Christmas movies are normally exaggerated and silly,but I think that’s what I love about them most.’This is the topic sentence for the paragraph the the reader is about to read which is:’In what other context can a grown man prance around in yellow tights,eating spaghetti and singing Christmas carols everywhere he goes?’.The topic sentence tells us what the paragraph is going to be about.

    Repetition of ideas:
    The writer has repeated key ideas to emphasise that one point and make sure the reader deeply understands it.For example, ‘…exaggerated and silly…’ because the writer wants to emphasise his opinion of the Christmas movies

    Tone:
    The tone of this text might be a bit informal because has phrases like ‘don’t cut it for me’.A more formal way of saying this could be ‘don’t satisfy me’ or ‘doesn’t full fill my needs’.

    Rhetorical Questions:
    The writer uses rhetorical questions to try to get the reader to relate to him.For example ‘In what other context can a grown man prance around in yellow tights,eating spaghetti drenched with syrup and singing Christmas Carols wherever he goes?’

    First Person:
    The writer has used first person to input his ideas and make the text sound more relatable.First person is words like ‘I,me,mine’.

    Addressing the reader directly:
    The reader has addressed the directly in order to catch the readers attention and get them involved and allow them to relate to them.

    Muryam Khalid 6S.

  12. The writer has used first person effectively. He has set a persuasive tone.This article is really about chrismast.

    By Ismaeel dean silver

  13. The writer has used first person effectively because on the first paragraph talks about Christmas spirit and riding sleigh and making a snowman.But snowman doesn’t really cut him. So instead he watch’s Christmas movies.And the writer has set a tone by making the story persuasive and making the reader engaged , and making him thinking.

  14. Silver

    The writer in first person has set a tone in the arrival by making it sound more persuasive and he gave loads of ideas so people can have Christmas spirit

  15. I think the writer uses first person effectively because on the first paragraph he talk about Christmas sprit and riding sleighs and making a snowmen, but snowmen dosent really suit for him instead he sits down and watch his Christmas movies. he has set the tone of the article by using more descriptive and persuasive ides for Christmas sprit and that was good so people can read the article and it could give them some ixdes of what they can do on Christmas and also give them chrismas sprit.

  16. I think the writer uses first person effectively because on the first paragraph he talk about Christmas sprit and riding sleighs and making a snowmen, but snowmen dosent really sought for him instead he sits down and watch his Christmas movies. he has set the tone of the article by using more descriptive and persuasive ides for Christmas sprit and that was good so people can read the article and it could give them some ixdes of what they can do on Christmas and also give them chrismas sprit.

  17. silver

    the writer in first person has set the tone in the article by making it sound more persuasive and giving a lot of ideas so people can have charismas spirit.

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