Y12 Literature PREP: T1 Week 9 (end)

PKD’s rather bleak outlook on humanity is most characterised in the way he presents his reader with humans and androids who are apparently separated by the ambiguous, inherent quality of ‘PREP’.

The week’s PREP is based around our preparation for the AOS 1 SAC;

  1. Revise the notes you have developed on the text. This means, re-reading, categorising and summarising them.
  2. Revise the resources that have been developed as a class.
    • look at our historical context resources in the ‘literature links’ page.
    • look at the vocab lists in the previous post
  3. Use your revision to create one page of notes that you can use in the SAC
    • key quotes
    • word bank
    • your thoughts on meaning in the texts
    • key scenes/passages for comparison
    • anything else you think would be good should be posted as a comment here

Please email me with any questions and be proactive about your study. We all know that leaving it to the last minute is not an effective practice.

EDMOB out.

Y11 English Language PREP: T1 Week 9

Hi all, I wont be in class tomorrow (28-03) so here is the PREP for the weekend and also the lesson plan for anyone who wants it

  1. Pre-read the section semantics (pages 25-26 & 62-63)
    • Take notes
    • Complete glossary entries for;
      • The relationship between meaning and sign
      • Semantic fields
      • Semantic over-generalisation and inference
      • Etymology
      • Broadening, narrowing, elevation, deterioration, shift, denotation and changing connotation
  2. If you want to check what you know, have a go at the questions on pages 26-32
    • Some of these are really useful, others not so much. You need to decide what is and isn’t helpful to you

The lesson plan for today is here -> in my absence 28-03

I’m expecting that everyone will be on task today and I will be checking to see how you went on Monday morning, so please take this lesson seriously and use your time effectively.


Y11 Literature PREP: T1 Week 9

Oedipus’ hamartia is based solely around his inability to complete PREP… or was it his reckless actions and inability to listen to others?

This week’s PREP is as follows;

  1. Keep working on your journals, these will be due after the holidays.
  2. Choose one key aspect relate to Greek Tragedy to research and develop a single-page electronic resource on this.
    • you can choose something that came up from today’s class that you were interested in.
    • email me if you need help clarifying a topic for research
    • email your final resource to me before class on Tuesday

I also wanted to say how great it was to see 100% of the class engaged in the learning activities this week. Your presentations were brilliant! I am really looking forward on embarking on this journey into classical literature with all of you.

EDMOB out.

Y12 Literature: AOS 1 – adaptations and transformations SAC

Hi everyone, here is what I think will be the final version of the assessment rubric -> SAC – assessment rubric AOS 1

Please be familiar with this; I recommend actually thinking about and writing down how you plan to demonstrate each of the criterion. (being very specific, of course)

If you aren’t sure of what to do for one, then that is when you should ask me for some more clarity/advice.


Y11 English Language PREP: T1 Week 9 (mon)

I like to ride my bicycle, except for when I’m doing PREP.

This week’s PREP is;

  1. Complete our task from class today, this will help you to understand just some of the ways we use syntax as a subsystem of language. (its posted in the pdf lesson plan)
  2. Keep working on your glossary to keep it up to date.
  3. Don’t forget to be working on your scrapbooks/journals, these will be due after the holidays

Today’s lesson plan is here -> Y11 Eng Language lessons – T1W9 mon


Y12 Literature PREP: T1 Week 9 (Mon)

(I seriously can’t come up with a quote from the texts! Post a good one in the comments if you have one, please.)

This week’s PREP is as follows;

  1. Complete the tasks from class today, these will help us to begin using the vocab in actual writing and prepare us for Thursday’s class where we will be developing our analysis and comparison skills.
    • Compile a list of vocab and email/web message it to me in a word document.
    • Compile a list of key scenes and write a paragraph discussing why it’s important. Email/web message it to me in a word document.
  2. Plan a practice essay response if you have time; this will give you a chance to practice your writing and get feedback on how your going to improve it.
    • You could write the essay also, remember, feedback is king.
  3. Make a time to see me at the PTS conversations happening next Thursday and Friday; it is imperative that you are able to get there.

To those in the workshop today; your participation was excellent! I loved that you all were willing to share ideas and have a bit of laugh while learning. I hope you found it useful and please see me if you need to clarify anything.

Today’s lesson plan is here -> Y12 Literature lessons – T1W9mon

I will continue working on the rubric to make it more explicit, but be assured that I will not be changing the criteria, these are state mandated.


Y12 Literature PREP: T1 Week8 (end)

“I make toys, they help with the PREP.”

This week’s PREP is as follows;

  1. Keep working on your notes and bring them in on Monday. The purpose of this is so we can identify and discuss key techniques and moments to look at how meaning is changed between DADOESBlade Runner.
  2. Keep working on your word banks so we can then look at how to use our powerful vocab in writing about these texts
  3. Be sure to email a link to your online resources if you haven’t yet.
  4. Check out the ‘Literature links’ page at the top of the blog so you can access our digital resources for your own private study to develop your knowledge of these texts context.
  5. Send me your memes for the cinematic techniques used in the film. These are a fun way to develop our understanding of how camera angles, lighting, imagery and acting are used to create meaning in the film.


Y11 Eng. Language PREP: T1 Week 8 (end)

“Homework is what what holds us up; PREP is what holds us down.”

This week’s PREP is as follows;

  1. Pre-read the section on syntax (pages 16 – 25)
  2. Make sure your glossaries are up to date. Include a definition and examples.
  3. Bring in one of the texts you will use in your scrapbook/journal.
  4. Check out the ‘English Language links’ page up the top of this blog. It has some awesome links, including one to the most eminent English Language blog; ‘the trivial pursuit of english language’.


Y11 Literature PREP: T1 Week 8

Hi everyone,

The PREP this week is as follows;

  1. Choose one of the plays from your collection of Sophocles’ surviving works
    • Oedipus Rex
    • Antigone
    • Oedipus at Colonnus
  2. Go online and find a good summary/set of notes for the play you have chosen (email me the link)
  3. Write a paragraph summarising the key points that you have learned about your play and bring it to class on Tuesday
  4. Also, don’t forget to finish improving your essays 🙂

I was extremely pleased to see how well everyone applied their feedback today and that you all found this learning task to be valuable. Thanks for your efforts and feedback.