The lesson on Tuesday 21 May will help you with this home learning task.
Write a plan for your vlog: A message to your future self. Carefully plan what you’re going to say; structure it so that your ideas follow on from each other in a sensible way. Remember to include examples of interesting vocabulary you are going to use and, of course, reminders about punctuation. You will be writing the full script in class on Wednesday 22 May so you must bring your plan with you on that day.
If you have any queries or concerns about this task, you must contact me (by email) or speak to Ms Edwards before Wednesday.
I really enjoyed Friday’s lesson. As with my ‘other’ Yr 11 class, your comments about hierarchy in Of Mice and Men showed a good understanding of the characters and the connections between them. And Josh, thanks again to you for your great question (Hierarchy on the ranch or in the story?) – you helped the whole class out with that one!
Your home learning is similar to the Lit/Lang class’ task:
I will email you a past GCSE English paper. I would like you to design either a leaflet or a flowchart showing how you would go about answering the Macbeth, Of Mice and Men (OMaM) or Writing questions. Students born between 1st and 10th of a month, please focus on the Macbeth questions; between 11th and 20th, the OMaM questions; and between 21st and 31st of a month, show how you would plan your answer to the Writing questions.
Your English exam is fast-approaching, and you also have a mock exam on Tuesday, so I think that providing student-friendly ways of approaching the exam questions will benefit you all in this crucial next couple of weeks.
I really enjoyed Friday’s lesson. Your comments about hierarchy in Of Mice and Men, both on the ranch and in the story itself, really demonstrated an in-depth understanding of the characters and the connections between them. For example, Naomi’s comment about status versus usefulness on the ranch was brilliant. Bevan’s similar call for a distinction to be made between the (importance of a character to the) development of the narrative and that character’s importance if the novel is looked at from a thematic perspective (e.g. oppression of the weak in society), was again excellent.
Your home learning is as follows:
I will email you a past GCSE English Language paper. I would like you to design either a leaflet or a flowchart showing how you should go about answering the OMaM or Writing questions. Students born on an odd day (1st, 3rd, etc.) of a month, please focus on the OMaM questions; students with a birthday on an even day (2nd, 4th, etc.) should tackle the Writing questions.
Your exam is fast-approaching, indeed you have a mock exam on Tuesday, so I think that providing student-friendly ways of approaching the exam questions will benefit you all in this crucial next couple of weeks.
Your home learning is to complete pages 4 & 5 in your George and Lennie booklet.
You should bring this booklet with you to your next English lesson with Ms Edwards on Tuesday 21 May.
Well done today!
As you are now half-way through your global warming assessment, simply write the best thing you’ve done so far in the comments box below. For example, it may be a particular point you’ve made; perhaps your use of PEE to structure your paragraphs.
Please put your comments in by tomorrow – Thursday 16 May.
Is Of Mice and Men a classic novel? Find three reviews of this novel and then argue the case for or against it. You should write your argument in the comments box below (100-150 words).
The deadline for this task is Wednesday 22 May.
Please make sure you have made a plan for your assessment on Wednesday: comparing two texts on global warming. The full assessment is given below; make sure you plan to hit all three bullet points.
Your task is to compare the material from two texts on global warming. (20 marks)
In your comparison you must:
• explore how the writers communicate their ideas and perspectives
• comment on how the writers use presentation and language
• include examples to illustrate the points you make.
The texts are given below. Choose two texts only, making sure that at least one has enough language to write about (e.g. the Coren article or An Inconvenient Truth) and one has interesting images and other presentational devices. Please avoid picking two Time magazine covers to compare; likewise, use one WWF poster if you want but don’t write about two of them as there is no significant amount of language on them for you to write about.
Giles Coren – Global Warming
Prince Charles warns of ‘sixth extinction event’
If you have any questions or need any other help with getting your plan done on time, you must write to me or come to English Club at lunchtime before Wednesday.