Thursday, 11 September 2014

Readers Cafe

WALT: understand what we read.

Comprehension: Gold bars buried on UK beach

gold bars

A German artist has hidden£10,000 (nearly $20,000 NZD)  worth of gold bars on a beach in the UK.
Michael Sailstofer said he had hidden the on a beach in Folkestone.
Hundreds of people have started digging for gold which is part of a three month art festival. The organisers say diggers can keep any gold they find.
So far around 3 bars have been found.
But it’s not going to be very easy to find the gold. The artist has buried hundreds of small metal rings called washers to throw gold hunters off the scent.
There are only 30 bars of gold hidden on the beach.
The organisers will never know if the gold has been found or not as they have no way of tracking the small bars.

Task: Respond to the article you have just read using full sentences.

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?
The main person is Michael Sailstofer because he was the person that hid the golden bars in the UK beach.

2. What was the key event from the news article?
The key event was the golden bards in the UK beach because if you find a golden bar is
10,000 (nearly $20,000 NZD).

3. Where did this event take place?
This event took place in the UK where 

Michael Sailstofer hid the golden bars.

4. When did this event take place?
This event took place on the UK beach.
5. Why did this event happen?
This event happened because so some people can get

10,000 NZD so a lot of people have started digging them up. And know 3 have been found on the UK beach.
1. What do you think is the best part of the article?
I think the best part of the article was that Michel sailstofer
hid 10,000 NZD golden bars. So if I was there I would be looking for some.

2. What was the hardest part about completing this portfolio sample?
The hardest part about completing the portfolio sample is doing the questions because that was making me get in the pit when I add to think about it.

3.  Next time, what is a goal you can work towards?
Next time my goal is to work towards getting this done faster.


I like how you said you were in the pit because that makes me happy to know that you are now out of the pit. I like how you are really descriptive when you are answering the questions and also when you were evaluating your post.
By Grace.C... THE AWESOME ONE!!!!


  1. Excellent post Sophie, very well thought out and honest responses. Just remember to proofread your responses afterwards for spelling and punctuation.