Your focus over the holiday break should be on completing your reading of our core text, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
All the years work with a reading component – in one place.
Listen to this course's companion podcast to help make sense of everything you find published here
Today we’ll meet together in the class hangout for the last period of this term. The main focus will be examining your written analysis – and planning for our Easter reading.
After yesterday’s excellent conference, we’re all in a good place to move forward. Here’s today’s plan.
This is the first of our daily lesson outlines, now that we’re all working remotely. Today let’s take things quietly with a quick checkin online and then some time to read independently.
In spite of being the author of the quotation "Good prose should be transparent, like a window pane." Orwell's writing is rich with grammatical complexity and textured imagery. After I provided and explained an exemplar of how to approach the use of a quotation -...
An exemplar demonstrating one way of producing the analysis required in relation to any self-selected quotation from the text.
NCEA 3.1: Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
Here are the website posts mentioned in this week's podcast: Grammar of Satire – A Postcard from Russia Grammar of Satire – Trident, by Frankie Boyle Grammar of Satire – Writing Task
School. It’s an amazing thing. There’s nothing a 15-year-old boy loves more than getting up at 6:30, eager to educate himself.
After our short study of the Grammar of Satire, it's time to have a go at writing a satirical piece in your own right. Here are some suggestions as to how you might get going: Read more satire - be inspired by the work of others, and explore the technical frameworks...