12-LITERATURE: Mon 31-Aug

Hey everyone, I’m not in today so please read the attached document to see what I expect everyone to be doing for today’s session -> Week 8 Session 1

One of the symbols that critics seized upon was the enduring image of the cowboy in American culture. In short, this second branch of criticism highlighted the loss of an ‘old way,’ and the painful extinction of American pastoralism—the idolized rural lifestyle.

The PREP for this week is:

  • Fill out Revision table with views and values presented with relation to journeys [by Monday]
  • Read through final lines of ‘A game of chess’, identify the reference and write a paragraph about how this is a motif reflected throughout the poem. [due Friday]
  • Complete Week 7 pre-readings [due Friday]
  • Complete evaluation tasks 1&2 [due Thursday]

EDMOB out.

12-LITERATURE: Fri 28-Aug

The PREP this is:

  • Fill out Revision table with views and values presented with relation to journeys [by Monday]
  • Read through final lines of ‘A game of chess’, identify the reference and write a paragraph about how this is a motif reflected throughout the poem. [due Friday]
  • Complete Week 7 pre-readings [due Friday]

EDMOB out

12-LITERATURE: Mon 24-Aug

In McCarthy’s borderlands, identity is as ambiguous as the barren landscape. In effect, these journeys force the protagonists of the Border Trilogy to view themselves and their surroundings in light of the experiences gained during their travels — a process that challenges personal identity and commonly held beliefs- Straumsheim

The PREP is:

  • Do some wide readings [see W6 interpretations for links]
  • Work on revision table, features table and W5 character construction task
  • Find passages for close analysis and note page numbers/take photos [Due Friday]
  • Read ‘Madame Sosostris’ passage: find key images/references and unpack each line. [Due Friday]

EDMOB out. (Quack Quack)

11-LANGUAGE: Mon 24-Aug

It is indeed important to learn the accepted linguistic conventions of the standard dialect for reasons of communication, clarity and even persuasive style. But it happens to be a historically privileged dialect and is not inherently linguistically better than other, non-standard dialects of English. – CHI LUU

The PREP is as follows:

  • Complete Week 7 pre-readings [due Monday]
  • Complete comparison essay [due Monday]
  • Work on scrapbooks

The aim is to have everyone submit the comparison essay by the due date. If this can happen there will be a substantial reward.

EDMOB out

11-LANGUAGE: Fri 21-Aug

Considering a Rio Tinto worker was sacked for swearing at his supervisor, you might think swearing at work is completely inappropriate. But actually, context is everything. – Gayle Bryant

The PREP this week is:

  • Complete Week 6 pre-readings [due Monday]
  • Work on scrapbooks [due end of term]
  • TIMELINES are overdue

EDMOB out.

12-LITERATURE: Fri 21-Aug

‘The Border Trilogy is grounded in the nostalgic, mythic remembrance of  the Old West and American cowboys. In no way can McCarthy’s last three novels seriously be considered postmodern.’ – Barcley Owens

The PREP is as follows:

  • Finish 2 evaluation tasks [Due Monday]
  • Revision notes [Ongoing]
  • Compile a list of major views and values that are represented in the text and how these are constructed. [add to revision table]
  • Picking passages for close analysis and practicing
  • Vocab lists [For Thursday]
  • OVERDUE: read the novel, context resource, character construction, W6- interpretations

EDMOB out

11-LITERATURE: Wed 19-Aug

So can I give no reason, nor I will not,
More than a lodged hate and a certain loathing
I bear Antonio, that I follow thus
A losing suit against him. – Shylock

The PREP is as follows:

  • Complete context research task [due Tuesday]
  • Work on plot notes
  • Read Acts 2&3 [due Tuesday] You can use the No Fear Shakespeare version (http://nfs.sparknotes.com/merchant) to help you understand if you like, and the film will help also.

EDMOB out

11-LANGUAGE: Mon 17th Aug

The PREP this week is:

  • Submit your timeline if it is [overdue]
  • Submit great vowel shift poster if it is [overdue]
  • Complete overdue pre-readings
  • Continue with scrapbooks [due in 4 weeks]
  • Advertisement comparison task [due next friday]

EDMOB out

12-LITERATURE: Mon 17-Aug

It is not my experience that life’s difficulties make people more charitable. – All the Pretty Horses

The PREP this week is as follows:

  • Link to spanish translation- http://cormacmccarthy.cookingwithmarty.com/wp-content/uploads/ATPHTrans.pdf
  • Revision notes
  • Compile a list of major views and values that are represented in the text and how these are constructed. [due Friday]
  • Picking passages for close analysis and practicing [due Thurs]
  • Vocab lists in readiness for Thurs 27th
  • OVERDUE: read the novel, context resource, character construction, W6- interpretations

It is extremely important that you do everything you can to get back on top of the work for this AOS, we only really have 4 week until the final study break.

EDMOB out