General Resources for Aspects of Narrative
Resources for exam
Sec A uneven Q
Sec B Q
Writing an essay resources
A shortened version of the above should be used in exams as well. Remember it is ALWAYS worth planning BEFORE you start writing.
Home Learning for first week of term
1. Compare Jack Clayton and Baz Luhrmann’s interpretations of the beginning and ending of The Great Gatsby. If you weren’t here for the Revision day, you can find the clips on Google.
2. Open the powerpoint below (Easter Revision) and watch the clips of Ancient Mariner and Victor. How effective are these interpretations? Make notes.
Easter Revision Session Monday 13th April
Looking forward to seeing you all!
Please arrive in time to start at 10 a.m.
Bring with you: your folders, revision notes and all four texts
Easter 2015 Revision Resources
Quote grid template
February 2015 Revision Day Resources
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Resources
Illustration from Hunt Emerson’s comic version of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Click on the link below for the lesson powerpoint and the links to the lectures:
The following clips are wonderful resources from Barton Peveril School:
The Kite Runner Resources
Auden and music
Auden wrote several of his poems to the tunes of well-known ballads: Victor: Frankie and Johnnie; James Honeyman: Stagger Lee and Miss Gee: The St James’ Infirmary Blues. Check out Nick Cave singing Stagger Lee on You Tube, though be warned there are some expletives and violence.
Johnny Cash sings Frankie and Johnnie
Auden has been accused of expressing misogynistic views in his poetry. Listen to Alex Lifeson’s terrifying musical response to Victor. Then read Victor again. How do you respond to the poem now?
Louis Armstrong playing The St James’ Infirmary Blues
The Great Gatsby resources
Home Learning for Thursday 5/02/15
Whole text of The Great Gatsby
Monday 30th March: 4.30-5.30: Rita, Mohammed, Marina, Muna
Tuesday 8.40-9.30: Glena, Khaled, Aziza, Michelle, Ard
Home Learning for Wednesday 1st April
- Write this essay: How is the Story told in Part 4 or 5 of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?
- Get your folders up to date. Fill in How is the Story Told grid for all parts of the AM. Listen to all the lectures and annotate the WHOLE poem.
Week beginning 23rd March
No intervention for L3s this week
L3 Mock retake: Tuesday 24th March 15.40 Please go to Miss Jamil’s office
Ms C-T will not be here on Tuesday 24th March. Write the following timed essay.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is an exploration of the unconscious mind. How do you respond to this reading of the poem?
Give yourself 15 min to read the following notes, then 30 minutes to plan and write the essay:
Week beginning 16th March
Monday 4.30-5pm Intervention session for D/E grades
Tuesday 8.30-9.30 Intervention session for D/E grades
Please bring your folders to all lessons this week (including Ms Long’s and interventions)
By Tuesday 17/03 Listen to the Youtube lectures (see below) for AT LEAST four parts of Ancient Mariner. Fill in How the Story Is Told Grids
By Tuesday 24/03 Listen to the remaining three parts and fill in the grids.
Cover work while I am away 11th March
Listen to at least four of the lectures below and annotate your copy of the poem accordingly. Fill in a HOW THE STORY IS TOLD grid for all four parts. See link below:
Extension: Write or plan: How is the story told in Part 1 of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?
Below is my time table for intervention, it is stuck up on the wall of Room 444, please write your name under a time that suits you.
Resources for Intervention session on Tuesday 10th March:
13th January cover work on Auden: to be completed by next Tuesday
- Read ALL the Auden poems and the relevant notes in your booklet and annotate them. Read the notes on context.
- Do a mindmap/plan and introductory paragraph for at least one example of each type of question.
- Get familiar with the aspects of narrative you may be asked to comment on in Section B. This means reading the practice questions
Week beginning 8/12/14
Auden and Poetry
Thank you for sharing your poems last week, it was great to hear such an interesting mix of languages and themes. See General Resources at the bottom for all poetry resources.
Home Learning due this week: Write a premise for James Honeyman and Miss Gee
- (e.g. Macbeth: Blind Ambition LEADS TO chaos; Victor: A repressive childhood LEADS TO destruction)
This week’s lessons:
- Learning Objective: to understand how to use questioning to explore a text
Week beginning 24/11/14
DON’T FORGET TO BRING IN A PRINTED COPY OF POEM THAT YOU HAVE ENJOYED! BE PREPARED TO TALK ABOUT WHY YOU LIKE IT! YOU DON’TNEED TO SAY MUCH, CHECK OUT MY POST ON THE HOMEPAGE FOR AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT I MEAN. (due Tuesday 25/11/14)
Home Learning due Thursday 27/11/14:
- A key choice writers make is how they name or refer to their characters. Write about the significance of the choices writers have made in naming or referring to their characters in the three texts you have studied.
Week beginning 10/11/14
Thank you Ehssan for a really assured and informative presentation on Afghanistan
A really lively debate on the portrayal of men and women in The Kite Runner, well done! Special thanks to Marina for chairing it so well.
Now it’s time to write the essay: The men in “The Kite Runner” are more convincingly portrayed than the women. Do you agree with this statement?
Below is the powerpoint for the lesson
Use your English booklet, check your previous targets and use the grid below for extra help
Essay due Tuesday 18th November
Lessons for week beginning 3/11/14
- Peer assessment of debate question
Next week’s flipped learning: “The Men are more convincingly portrayed than the women in The Kite Runner.” What do you think of this statement?” (From June 2010 paper)
- Next Tuesday’s lesson will be a short debate on this question, find quotes to back up your views. This will feed into an essay, due Thursday, 13/11/14
- Ehssan’s context presentation. . . Yaay!
- How is the story told grids to be reworked into a reference material for the whole class
- Folder check.
- Timed essay on How is the Story told in Chapter 8
Monday 20th April
How is the story told in Chapter 9?