Y12 Literature PREP: T3 Week 5 (Mon)

“The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.” – Euripides

The PREP this week is as follows;

  • Complete context research task -> Task – Context research
  • Complete the tables analyzing the play -> Task – analysing The Bacchae
  • Complete views and values research task -> Task – Views and values
  • Read the play.
  • IF you are finding the play difficult to follow; make sure you read part 4 of the introduction in the book, then find a summary of the play (schmoop is good) and read it as you go to clarify what is happening.
  • SAC is on Thursday. Be there. You will need a medical cert if you are not.

EDMOB out.

Y11 Eng. Language PREP: T3 Week 5 (Mon)

“If the changes we fear be thus irresistible, what remains but to acquiesce with silence, as in the other insurmountable distresses of humanity? it remains that we retard what we cannot repel, that we palliate what we cannot cure. Life may be lengthened by care, though death cannot be ultimately defeated: tongues, like governments, have a natural tendency to degeneration; we have long preserved our constitution, let us make some struggles for our language.” – Johnson: Preface to the Dictionary

  • Complete activity based on sample of ‘oldish’ Australian English
  • Complete activity based on ‘The golden age of prescription’
  • Continue adding to your glossary

EDMOB out.

Y11 Literature PREP: T3 Week 4

” ‘Her voice is full of PREP,’ he said suddenly.

That was it. I’d never understood before. It was full of PREP– that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals’ song of it…” – The Great Gatsby

The PREP this week is as follows;

  • Complete notes for SAC – you may bring in as many pages of handwritten notes as you wish, but no novel.
  • Read a summary of The Merchant of Venice
  • Have a crack at reading the first act of the play
  • Bring in your favourite quote or line from Shakespeare (my favorite author)

EDMOB out

Y11 Eng. Language PREP: T3 Week 4 (friday)

“Wot a pack er blarsted PREP, and ther blanky frogs” – Billy Skywonkie

This weekend’s PREP is as follows;

  • Go to the English Language links page; look through the resources your peers have created and take some notes.
  • Make any amendments to your resource that you think will improve it.
  • Be sure to have read the section of your text on ‘The golden age of prescription’
  • Bring in a sample of early(ish) Australian English
  • Write a paragraph explaining why you think this occurred and if it was necessary using correct metalanguage. (This is your own opinion, please don’t just summarise the textbook)

EDMOB out.

Y11 Eng. Language PREP: T3 Week 4

“Strewth, the bleeding PREP post!”

“Nah cobber, she’ll be apples.” – Two early settlers discussing homework (circa 1890)

This week’s PREP is as follows;

  • Go to the English Language links page; look through the resources your peers have created and take some notes.
  • Make any amendments to your resource that you think will improve it.
  • Be sure to have read the section of your text on Australian English
  • Bring in a sample of early(ish) Australian English

EDMOB out

Y12 Literature PREP: T3 Week 4

“Prepare yourselves
for the roaring voice of the God of PREP!” – The Bacchae

This week’s PREP is as follows;

  • Complete task from today
  • Complete reading of The Bacchae
  • Pre-read Chapter 2 on close analysis in your textbook
  • Find and read a reputable analysis of The Bacchae or TS Eliot
  • Prepare for reflection SAC next Monday

The lesson plan is here -> Y12 Literature Lessons T3 Week 4

Here are the instructions for the analysis task -> Task – analysing The Bacchae

EDMOB out.

Y12 Literature PREP: T3 Week 3 (fri)

Hi team,

the PREP for this half of the week is as follows;

  • DON’T FORGET final draft is due in on Sunday. This must be your first priority.
  • Read The Bacchae (before Monday) make sure you have the translation by Philip Vellacot
  • Pre-read section on drama in textbook (pages 30-43)
  • Work on context resource -> TS Eliot and Euripides context resource task
  • Complete task from today before next Friday

The reflection piece assessment will not be conducted next week in class, due to the loss of Thursday’s class. It will be run on Monday 11th of August. You are expected to be there. If you are not you must present a medical certificate, to ensure that you can receive a score for this SAC.

EDMOB

Y11 Eng. Language PREP: T2 Week 3 (fri)

“My word is ‘dingus’.” – Diaz Sutherland

Your PREP this week is as follows;

  • Re-read sections on ‘Old English to Australian English’
  • Finish all overdue PREP tasks. There can be no exceptions here.
  • Find some interesting words that have originated in Australia.
  • Look at the resources that have been submitted so far in the English Language links page.

Great work today, everyone, was very proud of all of you!

EDMOB out.

Y11 Eng. Language PREP: T3 Week 3 (Mon)

Without any ado I shall blunder forth and loose the PREP. I apologise if this makes me seem oafish. (Guess the shared origins of the italicised words)

The PREP this week is as follows;

  • Re-read the section of the text that comments on changes from modern English into modern Australian English.
  • Choose one of the linguist’s responses to ‘Word Crimes’ and write a scrapbook response to it, referring to the clip also.
  • Make sure you finish and submit your resource on the history of the English Language.
  • Find a word with an interesting etymology and share it in class.

EDMOB out.