11-LITERATURE: Tues 20-Oct

Particularly important is Sykes’s refusal to reinforce dominant assumptions of race as a fixed category that similarly fixes Aboriginality, and of colonization as the sole determinant of Aboriginal identity – Jennifer Kelly

The PREP this week is:

  • Finish plan for creative response in ‘W2-Responding creatively to texts’ [due Today]
  • Finish and submit context research task [overdue]
  • Draft your creative responses [due next week]
  • Pre-readings to help knowledge of poetic features [overdue]

EDMOB out

11-LANGUAGE: Mon 19-Oct

Hi everyone,

the PREP is:

  • Complete pre-readings [due Friday]
  • See EDMOB about any overdue ASSESSMENT TASKS (Timeline, Ad comparison, English variety research task, or scrapbooks)
  • Come to support sessions Monday and Wednesday lunch if you need help catching up.

EDMOB out

12-LITERATURE: Mon 19-Oct

Hi everyone,

The PREP this week is:

  • Come to our regular classes during SWOTVAC there will be revision activities organised.
  • There will be revision lectures on Mondays at lunch
  • Complete plan and openings for 2015 VATE extracts on Dark Roots [due Thursday]
  • Set up visual revision resources on texts you aim to respond to.

EDMOB out

11-LITERATURE: Wed 14-Oct

Bobbi Sykes knows well the difficulties facing Aboriginal poets who write into visibility, against and through the preconceptions of both dominant Australian culture and literary critics, the multiple complexities of Aboriginal identity, history and politics. – Jennifer Kelly

The PREP is:

  • Complete W1-Poets and Context research
  • Complete W2- Responding creatively to texts
  • Draft some creative responses
  • Pre-readings to help knowledge of poetic features

EDMOB out.

11-LANGUAGE: Mon 12-Oct

“If you standardize all these signs, you not only take away the little giggle you get while strolling in the park but you lose a window into the Chinese mind,” said Mr. Radtke, who is the author of a pair of picture books that feature giggle-worthy Chinglish signs in their natural habitat.

The PREP this week is:

  • Finalise bibliography and research
  • Complete W2 pre-readings
  • Be ready to submit research task at end of Friday’s class

EDMOB out

12-LITERATURE: Mon 12-Oct

The sea is both the reservoir of their riches and the incarnation of their never-ending strife, a harvest and a grisly reaping both. Thus the sea reflects the tapestries and Clytaemnestra’s victim, the deadliness beneath the surface grandeur of the fabrics and the man. – Fagles

The PREP this week is:

  • email me when finished poem resources
  • add opening sentences as comment to Friday’s homework post
  • revise
  • write practice exams to receive feedback

EDMOB out

11-LANGUAGE: Fri 09-Oct

My answer is yes and no. To give millions a knowledge of English is to enslave them. The foundation that Macaulay laid of education has enslaved us. I do not suggest that he had any such intention, but that has been the result. Is not a sad commentary that we should have to speak of Home Rule in a foreign tongue?- Gandhi

The PREP is:

  • Complete W2 pre-readings [due Friday]
  • Complete some research on your variety [before Monday]
  • Submit any overdue assessment tasks

12-LITERATURE: Fri 9-Oct

There is a kinship between the Oresteia and ourselves; a mutual need to recognize the fragility of our culture, to restore some reverence for the Great Mother and her works, and especially to embrace the Furies within ourselves, persuading them, perhaps, to invigorate our lives. – Fagles

The PREP this weekend is:

  • Post your ‘stolen style’ sentences as a comment on this post [ASAP]
  • Complete some self-guided revision of ‘Agamemnon’
  • Email me your poem resource [Due Monday]

EDMOB out.