Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 1

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Here’s the first official edition of Longreads’ Best of WordPress! We’ve scoured 22% of the internet to create a reading list of great storytelling — from publishers you already know and love, to some that you may be discovering for the first time.

We’ll be doing more of these reading lists in the weeks and months to come. If you read or publish a story on WordPress that’s over 1,500 words, share it with us: just tag it #longreads on Twitter, or use the longreads tag on WordPress.com.


Tickets for Restaurants (Nick Kokonas, Alinea)


How the owners of world-class restaurants including Alinea created their own custom ticketing system:

Though I hadn’t the faintest idea how we would sell tickets, Grant and I included the line: “Tickets, yes tickets, go on sale soon…” in the announcement ‘trailer’ for Next. That was meant to do three things: 1) gauge…

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Y11 Eng. Language PREP: T2 Break

Hi everyone,

your PREP for the break is as follows;

  • Complete resource on key metalanguage words
  • Pre-read pages 161-173 on changes to English over time and take notes
  • Find a sample of an older version of English (the textbook refers to Beowulf a lot as an example, try to find something different)
  • Work on glossary.
  • Complete a scrapbook response of your own.

Here are the lesson plans for the week -> Y11 Eng Lang lessons – T2W10

Please make sure that you use the time over the break to catch up on any reading or glossary work that you may need to do.

Also, I will be at school on Thursday 3rd of July (the first week of the break)from 10-2  if you would like to come in and get some PREP done or get some assistance with any work.

Y12 Literature PREP: End of T2 break

“You want to slap someone in the face and walk off.” – Libbie Chellew on the purpose of the short story

The PREP for the break is as follows;

  • Look at the post from Monday and complete those tasks
  • Develop and complete your first draft for submission next week
  • Continue developing notes on each story for quotes, language use and views and values
  • Pre-read section of text on short stories (pages 16-29)
  • EXTENSION pre-read section on genre (pages 9-15)
  • Don’t forget. Holiday class on Thursday 3rd July

This week’s lesson plans are here -> Y12 Literature Lessons – T2W10

Techniques research task ->Literary techniques task

Story analysis task -> Short Story research task

Context research task -> Context research task

I would like to congratulate everyone on a brilliant term’s work. I have been really pleased to see the work that has been done by each of you to improve and learn in Literature and this has been reflected in the improvements I have seen in your SAC results. I’m looking forward to an excellent Term 3.

EDMOB out.

Y11 Literature PREP: T2 Week 10

Hi everyone, this week’s PREP is as follows;

  • Pre-read section in textbook on comparing and contrasting texts (Chapter 2) and take some notes
  • Complete memes task
  • Complete context research task and send me a link
  • View film
  • Read novel and take notes on each chapter

Here are the lesson plans for this week -> Y11 Literature Lessons – T2Week10

Here are the instructions for the context research task -> Context research task – Gatsby

Here is the unit outline for this semester -> OVERVIEW – Unit 2 Literature

Please note: I am running a holiday class on Thursday 3rd of July. If you would like to pop in to finish your holiday homework or get some help with anything please feel free. I will be at the school from 10am-about 2pm.

Thanks for a great term’s work everyone. I’m proud of all of you 🙂

EDMOB out.

Y12 Literature PREP: T2 Week 10 (Monday)

Hi everyone,

your PREP this week is as follows;

  • Pre-read section on interpretation and analysis (pages 79-84) and take some notes
  • Begin reworking plan, using markup. Begin drafting process.
  • Make sure you have read chapter 6 and taken notes.
  • Finish your online learning resources, they are overdue.
  • And, of course, have a read of our presenter’s short stories if you haven’t done so yet. http://libbiechellew.com.au/

Here’s the unit outline in case anyone needs another copy -> OVERVIEW – Unit 4 Literature

Here’s today’s lesson plan -> Y12 Literature Lessons – T2W10mon


Y11 Eng. Language PREP: T2 Week 9 (Friday)

“Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from PREP” – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

This week’s PREP is as follows;

  • Pre-read pages 136-148
  • Work on your glossary
  • EXTENSION – have a go at analysing the piece you found in class today
  • AND make sure you’ve completed the PREP from Monday’s post.

EDMOB out.

Y11 Literature PREP: T2 Week 9

“A singing compulsion, a whispered ‘Listen’, a promise that she had done gay, exciting things just a while since and that there [was PREP] hovering in the next hour.” – The Great Gatsby

The PREP this week is as follows;

  • Watch the film
  • Complete memes task
  • Pre-read section on film (pages 60-66)
  • Continue work on journal reflection of Gatsby(s)
  • Read the novel (by start of next term at the latest)

Journal reflection instructions -> Journal task 1 – Gatsbys

Memes task instructions -> Memes Task – Gatsby

Lesson plans -> Y11 Literature Lessons – T2Week9

EDMOB out.

Y11 Eng. Language PREP: T2 Week 9 (monday)

Apologies for the late post, y’all.

The PREP this week is as follows;

  • Pre-read pages 124-136 and, as always, take some notes.
  • Find a word with an interesting history/origin (etymology).
  • Work on your glossary.
  • EXTENSION – write a short explanation of prescriptivism and descriptivism.

EDMOB out.