Tag: Writing

Metaphor Activities

Another task we were required to do were Metaphors. Metaphors are ‘a figure of speech in a word or phrase applied to an object or action to which it is not literal’. For the first part we had to write a metaphor for each of the describing words in the list, using our own ideas on how to describe the word. For the second part of the activity we had to guess the answer for the metaphor riddles, They were quite easy to get in my opinion.

Hyperbole Activities

One of our Writing activities were about Hyperbole sentences, hyperbole are exaggerated statements or sayings that are not meant to be taken literally.

We had to find the meanings of the hyperbole sentences and write it in our own words, then we were required to make up our own statement at the end which I did ‘She never stops talking’, can you explain what it means?


That Was Matariki Writing

 Monday July 17th 2023

That was Matariki


Have you ever seen Matariki? Sure you have!

Remember the time when you and your family were outside, 

When you looked up into the night sky and were greeted 

by the sight of 9 stars, a star cluster? 

That was Matariki


Have you ever felt Matariki? Sure you have!

Remember the time you could hear the trees swaying

In the distance? When you stepped outside to be met

by a swoosh of wind? The wind growing stronger and 

You start to get pushed back by the force?

That was Ururangi


Have you ever tasted Matariki? Sure you have!

Remember the time when the crops had been freshly

Harvested? You decided to boil up a few and eat them

For dinner with some kaimoana you caught?

That was Tupu-a-Nuku and Waita


Have you ever heard Matariki? Sure you have!

Remember the time on a cloudy day, when there

Was a light pattering sound hitting your roof, the 

Light outside started to dim and you couldn’t help 

But feel calmer?

That was Waipuna Rangi


That was Matariki.

For the past 3 days we have been working on a matariki based poem, we had to incorporate 3-5 different stars which symbolizes the star that you chose. We used our common senses such as, Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste and Touch to describe whatever star you had decided to choose.


The poem was written with the same structure as our previous writing in term 1 “That Was Summer’ where we described our summer!



Great Beginnings

Great Beginnings


 Sure that he had arrived at the correct location he hopped out of the car, grabbing the equipment needed then slowly closed the door and locked it behind him. Looking into the dark abyss ahead he felt an eerie feeling. He didn’t know what he was getting himself into.


For literacy we had to construct a piece of writing called great beginnings. We used our imagination to try and envision our story to make the reader want to know more but leave it as a cliff hanger.

This was my beginning

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