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Reading like a Writer. Title Of Book: Little Ania

 

  1. Ideas: In Little Ania the main idea is about a girl who isn’t quite normal and doesn’t eat normal food or sleep on normal beds and she gets sick because she doesn’t eat or sleep so she goes to the hospital. In the hospital she meets and old man who is different like her and she discovers what she likes to eat and where she likes to sleep so she goes to tell her mum (who was worried about her). In the end her mum is different exactly like her and they share their differences together. I think the authors purpose in this was to Entertain because it wasn’t an information text or a persuasive text either.

  1. Organization: The organisation in this story was good. The starting hooked me in because it said “Little Ania was a very unusual little girl.” And it made me want to find out what was unusual about Ania. The ending was good as well because it linked it to something that was known about Ania, in this case, her hair.

 

  1. Voice: The voice in this story was to me showing that the author had been been writing about this from something personal that had happened e.g. met someone who was unusual because of the creativity in the story. Also I think the audience this story was targeted at was older year levels because I think some younger kids would find it harder to understand concepts that were in the story.

 

  1. Word Choice: The word choice in this story was interesting, some of the words the author had used had really made me engage more in the story. E.g. how they said “wiry mop of black hair” instead of just saying her messy hair and it engaged me more and made me more interested in the story.

 

  1. Sentence Fluency: This text’s sentence fluency was very nice and fluent. They used a lot of sound effects like saying how Little Ania used to growl when she couldn’t sleep or scream if she didn’t want to play with her dolls. And the sentences were very fluent, for example when I was reading it, it all made sense and there wasn’t really any mistakes that I could find.

 

  1. Conventions: In this text from what I read I couldn’t spot any spelling errors. I know that the author probably read through it and had other people to read through it to make sure that the spelling was perfect and that there wasn’t many spelling errors. As for the punctuation and grammar everything made sense from what I read and the punctuation was good, for example they would use exclamation marks for parts that were meant to be spoken louder and full stops for the normal endings.

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Reading Like a Reader

  1. Prediction: I predict that this story is going to be about someone turning 11 or about something to do with the number.

 

  1. Question: Why doesn’t Rachel just tell the teacher that the sweater isn’t hers and speak up for herself, because she just sat at her table while her teacher was looking at her and didn’t tell the teacher it wasn’t hers. e.g. “That’s not, I don’t, you’re not…Not mine,” I finally say in a little voice that was maybe me when I was four. “Of course it’s yours,” Mrs. Price says. “I remember you wearing it once.” Because she’s old and the teacher, she’s right and I’m not. Not mine, not mine, not mine, but Mrs. Price is already turning to page thirty-two, and math problem number four.”

 

  1. Infer: I can infer that Rachel’s teacher is a bit rude and that she really didn’t want to put the red sweater on because of the way her teacher was talking to her and the class and because she was hesitant to put on the sweater.

 

  1. Connect: I can make a text to self connection to this text because I had turned 11 before and also knows how it feels to have a bad day. She was feeling sad in the story e.g. “Only today I wish I didn’t have only eleven years rattling inside me like pennies in a tin Band-Aid box.” And you can infer that she is feeling sad by the way she’s talking.

 

  1. Feel: At the end of the story I could tell that Rachel was feeling sad because she said: “I wish I was anything but eleven, because I want today to be far away already, far away like a runaway balloon, like a tiny o in the sky, so tiny-tiny you have to close your eyes to see it.”

 

  1. Evaluate: I think that this story 11 was a good story. Some contexts I thought were a little difficult to understand, e.g. “What they don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that when you’re eleven, you’re also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, and one.” And some audiences like younger kids wouldn’t be able to understand concepts like that. I think it was a story that made me think a lot and understand new things.