Welcome back to the blog this week I will be talking about my reading responses! I have worked hard on them and sometimes got stuck on them! I have been learning about Brooke Fraser. I hope you like them if you did please leave a comment. I have also added my report.
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Reading Response 1.
Your name: Ruby
Who have you picked for your artist?
Why did you pick this artist (explain your reasons well)?
I picked Brooke because I love her music. Also I picked her because my mum, sisters and I love her. I have been a big fan of her since I was little. I grew up listening to my sisters and mum singing her songs. The main reason I picked her because she is my favourite New Zealander artist!
Include a picture of your artist
Include 4 facts you have learned about your artist from your first reading
1. Her Dad was an All Black.
2. Her real name is Brooke Gabrielle Fraser Ligertwood.
3. Brooke is the eldest of 3 children.
4. She asked her fans to pay $27 for her 27th B-DAY and was aiming for $50,000 but got over $54,000 for world vision.
Reading Response 2
For your report or biography, there are probably some pieces of information missing.
Write down 5 questions to research, find the information and write it in the table next to it.
Example: At what age did Brooke Fraser’s first song become #1?
What is Brooke’s latest song?
What church does she attend at?
Hillsong Church Aus
What is Brooke’s husband’s name?
How many songs has she written?
At what age did Brooke start singing songs?
Report Success Criteria
- Structured well (paragraphs and subheadings)
- Vocabulary (best words and lots of topic words)
- Sentences (variety of different sentence starters)
- No personal pronouns
- Detail (added in lots of true information)
- Punctuation (helps the reader)
- Your own goal (My writing goal: I carefully select content that is relevant and includes details/comments to support the main points, and are increasing more complex)
Who it is and why are they famous…
Brooke Gabrielle Fraser Ligertwood is a successful kiwi singer/songwriter from NZ! Her singing and herself are very popular pretty much around the world and especially in New Zealand! Brooke Fraser has a great voice and is also very popular in Australia!
Fraser was born on the 15th of December 1983 to a former All Black, Bernie Fraser. She was born in Wellington NZ. Lucky Brooke, she is the eldest of three children. Brooke attended at Dyer St school, Naenae Intermediate and Naenae College. As you can see she grew up in Naenae, Lower Hutt. At age 7 Brooke started taking piano lessons and continued to take these lessons until she was 17. When she was was 12 years old she started writing songs. Teaching herself the acoustic guitar when she was 16 would have been a challenge but she completed it.
Her career started off at the age of 19 when people started listening to her music out loud. Also coming along is her second hit single “Life Line”. Fraser also toured USA & Canada with her band Merry Men in 2008. Also she wrote "What to do with Daylight," one of her hit albums that lead her to the top. She also has an album Albertine. In Australia, the album Albertine charted at number twenty-nine in its first week on 9 April and has achieved Gold sales status. Fraser has four albums the names are What to do with daylight, Albertine, Flags and Brutal Romantic.
Other successes and awards…
She won the NZ Kiwi Artist award for her hit single "Something in the water". Also Fraser wrote for the Soul Purpose Magazine at the age of 15. Successfully she has sponsored 11 children and still does. Amazingly she is a amazing singer at Hillsong and is part of the music group there named Hillsong United!
Brooke Fraser has stunned New Zealand with her amazing songs and hits. Her career is an amazing start to her music life.
Report written by: Ruby van Maanen