Y11 English Language PREP: T3 Break

“Everyone has an accent. They shape who we are and where we come from. They allow strangers to judge us within a split-second of opening our mouth. And they make average-looking people slightly more attractive.” -Dan Wilkinson

The PREP for over the break is as follows;

  • Pre-read pages 214-220
  • Complete questions 2, 3, 5, 8 or 9, 11, 15, 18
  • Complete your scrapbook response and practice essay.
  • Find, print and read as many useful articles as you can about language use, language change, language loss or language as a status symbol. This will help you develop a wider knowledge and also to collect quotes you can use in essays.

I will be at the school on Wed 24th Sept and Wed 1st Oct from 10am if you wish to pop in for assistance or just to get some PREP done.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe break, and look forward to seeing all of you in T4!

EDMOB out.

Y12 Literature PREP: T3 Week 10 [Fri]

“Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.” – Euripides

The PREP is as follows;

  • Don’t forget, there will be classes on 24th Sept and 1st Oct over the break.
  • See previous post and complete PREP posted, this is essential to ensure smooth preparations for exams.
  • Self-assess your practice response using the rubric I gave you, this needs to be done in preparation for our first class over the break
  • Review chapters 2&7 from textbook for advice for writing a close analysis essay.
  • I have updated the links page to include links to your resources to aid your note-taking
  • Work with peers to review and revise your exam notes on each of the 4 texts
  • Write down any questions you have over the break, so that you can ask me or email me.

EDMOB out.

Y11 Literature PREP: T3 Week 10

“These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder
Which, as they kiss, consume” – Romeo and Juliet

The PREP for the term break is as follows;

  • Annotate the extract that you chose from the play
    • Closely analyse the language/techniques and connect these to v+v of MoV
    • Make a connection to the play as a whole
    • Use the correct metalanguage
    • Consider and write out a couple of counter arguments to what you have said.
  • Start revising and developing your notes for the assessment task on MoV
    • As with our last assessment, you will not be allowed notes during the assessment.
  • Read and begin researching about Indigenous Australian poetry
    • Read the poems I have provided
    • Research one poet and develop a 1-page resource to explain what they are ‘all about’.
    • Find and read analyses of one of the poems, then write a summary that you can use to explain the poem to your peers.
    • Finally, begin drafting an early, rough draft of a creative response to this suite of poems.

Here are today’s notes on responding to extracts -> Notes – Responding to extracts

Here are the lesson plans from this week -> Y11 Literature Lessons T3Week10

Don’t forget; I will be at the school on Wednesday 24th of Sept and on Wednesday 1st Oct if you wish to drop in and get some help with or clarification about the PREP. Or even if you just want a space to be to get your work done without distraction.

EDMOB out.

Y12 Literature PREP: T3 Week 10 [Mon]

“It’s great to remember you’re fundamentally a gregarious human being, fascinated by storytelling. It’s like fuel.” – Cate Kennedy

The PREP is as follows;

  • Complete your notes for the practice response on Thursday
  • Complete compiling examples of correct analysis of imagery and symbolism to share in class
  • Annotate your second/third sample response looking at how it meets each of the assessment criteria for reflection in our first holiday class

EDMOB out.

Y11 Eng. Language PREP: T3 Week 10 [Mon]

“Riding the crest of globalization and technology, English dominates the world as no language ever has, and some linguists are now saying it may never be dethroned as the king of languages.” – Seth Mydans

The PREP this week is as follows;

  • Complete spreads of English activity
  • Complete activity finding quotes and posting on padlet
  • Complete practice essay to be handed in
  • Print off your article for scrapbook and bring to class on Friday

Our learning by food activity was extremely fun and informative. Thanks for your contributions and efforts, they were great as always.

EDMOB out.

Y11 Eng. Language PREP: T3 Week 9 [Fri]

“In colonial Ireland, for example, the indigenous Irish language was systematically suppressed and – for most of the 19th century – it was banned in primary schools. It wasn’t until the “Gaelic revival” of the late 19th century that the steep decline in the use of the Irish language began to be reversed.” – Michael Rundell

The PREP this week is as follows;

  • Complete your research of the global spread of English. -> Task – Spread of English
  • Find and print off an appropriate article for a scrapbook response
  • Complete any overdue tasks – see me with any questions

The lesson plans are here -> Y11 Eng Lang lessons – T3W9

EDMOB out.

Y12 Literature PREP: T3 Week 9 [Fri]

“We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves.” – Michael Ondaatje

The PREP this week is as follows;

  • Prepare notes for a practice extract response
  • Still need a number of the learning resource tasks to be handed in
  • You should be revising your notes on examinable texts with peers. (use digital resources posted in Lit links to assist)
  • Find, print and send me a link to a sample extract response essay.
  • check PREP posts from the last few weeks to check out if you have missed anything.

Here are the lesson plans -> Y12 Literature Lessons T3 Week 9

EMDOB out.

Y11 Literature PREP: T3 Week 9

“I will become as liberal as you;
I’ll not deny him any thing I have,
No, not my body nor my husband’s bed:
Know him I shall, I am well sure of it” – Portia

The PREP is as follows;


Y12 Literature PREP: T3 Week 9 [Mon]

“And what the dead had no speech for, when living, they can tell you, being dead: the communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.” – TS Eliot

The PREP this week is as follows;

  • Annotate provided sample essay from past exam. Look for how and where each criteria is being met
  • Find and print off another sample essay of this type
  • Catch up on any overdue PREP from the past few weeks.
  • Don’t forget to sort out and organise your notes for the exam!

Here is the rubric -> SAC AOS 2 – Assessment rubric

Here are the sample essays -> Text specific advice – The Bacchae

EDMOB out.