Tag: Literacy2023

Dawn Raid: Informational report

The Dawn Raids 

This text is about the sad event that happened and all started in 1974. The terrible event of the dawn raids. 


What is a Dawn Raid

In the 1970s the New Zealand police went to the houses of Pacific Islanders who  overstayed work permits. Many people were sent back to the Pacific Islands. These events would usually occur in dawn hence the name Dawn raids.

The effects it had on overstayers

This money-based downturn led to increased crime, unemployment and other social sicknesses, which (surprisingly more than you would expect) affected the Pacific Islander community.

The polynesian panthers

The Aotearoa NZ Polynesian Panther Party was given great ideas from the American Black Panthers. The party was formed in 1971 in response to (treating people badly or unfairly because of their race) and bad mistreatment experienced by Pacific peoples.

The apology

In April 2021, members of the Pasifika community called for an official apology, describing the dawn sudden attacks as “government-sanctioned (treating people badly or unfairly because of their race)”.


This information report is ultimately about The Dawn raids. Some information in this report is from google.

Elijah’s Fluency & Expression reflection

Seventh Grade – Gary Soto 


WALT: Refect on our Reading, Fluency & Expression



This week we did relfections on our reading. My score was a 11/16 on my rubric and I had learned to slow down in my reading. Overall I enjoyed this task and now I will learn to more efficient.


Elijah Rust Task

Fast Rust Task



Work on this Doc together with a partner.


What 3 ingredients are needed for rust to occur.

Iron Water Oxygen


Write a brief paragraph explaining the rusting process (why rusting occurs)

When some substances (including water) come in contact with metals rust begins to form. Rust is the result of rusting away steel after the iron particles have been exposed to oxygen and moisture.


How could you prevent something from rusting?

You can’t really stop rust but you can Cut a piece of the infected steel and replace it.


Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading.

I’ve learnt that you rust is like a small burn for steel.