Year 10 English

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder about the homework that is due tomorrow.

I REALLY want you to have a go at this. If you are not here tomorrow, please email it to me.

I want everyone to have a go at writing the planning points of their editorials:
1. thesis statement
2. topic sentences for three body paragraphs
3. evidence or points that are going to be used in each paragraph

See you tomorrow 馃檪

Mrs. Still


Year 11 2B English

Hi everyone,
Today I received money from some astute, quick-thinking, clever, shrewd students for the Stage 2 Good Answers Guide 2014.
For a measly $28.00, you too can have this EXTREMELY useful text ordered for you.
Give the money to me tomorrow or Friday and I’ll whizz off the order.
Mrs. Still 馃檪

Year 9 English

Hi everyone,

I couldn’t upload this at school, so here it is now 馃檪

Please complete the first page, front and back, of the 2-page hand out I gave you today. This is a noun worksheet.

See you tomorrow!

Mrs. Still

Year 9 English

Hi everyone,

Please complete the following by this Wednesday 28th May:

1. Read Pearson eBook pg 210-211 (Where did the first imaginative stories come from?).

2. Answer Q 5 pg 211 (Find out the names and specialities of the 9 muses, and which two would you choose to help you at school?)

3. Then, write about 3 gifts that God has given you-because we know that they didn鈥檛 come from muses.

4. Read Pearson eBook pg 214-215 (quotes from famous people about the imagination), including How can you use your imagination to find a story?

5. Answer Q1, pg 215 (According to Einstein, what is imagination more important than?):

路 Do you agree with Einstein鈥檚 statement?

路 What do you think God has to say about knowledge?

路 What about wisdom?

路 Is it different to knowledge?

路 Does God鈥檚 Word have anything to say about imagination?

路 Why should we be careful with our imagination?

Year 112B English

Hi everyone,

I hear you had a rockin’ day with Mr Graieg today.

I understand that your double was hijacked from you-a very sneaky teacher tactic used to confuse and worry their students. Because of this, don’t worry, I’m not expecting awesomeness on Friday in the homework department-but I am expecting SOME attempt.

I found this link this evening and thought it might be worth a peek-I have only briefly looked at it and it seems quite reasonable.


Mrs. Still

Year 11 2A English

Dear all,

Just to recap on the work expectations I have of you, as discussed in class today:

1. Go back to the question presented to you for homework 19th May. Consider what 鈥渨orld鈥 has been presented to you through the eyes of Matilda. Write up a description of this world-remember that it is a post-colonial text and we have two worlds, in a sense, presented to us: the pre-colonial and the post-colonial, both are intertwined in this world of Matilda鈥檚.

2. Consider how either characterisation or setting is used to convey this world. You have each been allocated one of these conventions, so now look closely at examples from the text.

3. Research the historical context of the events in the novel-the civil war in Bouganville. In this research, consider the part that Australia had to play in these events. Who are the redskins? Who are the rebels? Who is Rio Tinto and what part did they play?

4. Research what the author, Lloyd Jones-age, nationality, and career highlights will be fine for a start. What did he have to say about writing the novel-why did he do it? What was his personal connection to these events?

5. Finally, research what critics have said about this novel-how was it received? What have been the overall themes discussed? (You may even want to do a search on themes of the novel)

Good work today, everyone.

See you on Friday,

Mrs. Still

Year 9 English

Hi everyone,

I will be looking at your speeches tomorrow. You should be able to present to me your second draft. This draft should show me some of the features we were talking about in class today:

*Strong introduction that identifies the issue and states your opinion on it
*Three main body paragraphs that each have a strong topic sentence (the first sentence of the paragraph-it gives the reader a good idea about what the rest of the paragraph will say)
*Body paragraphs that use emotive language and reason (head and heart)
*Arguments that are used to persuade the audience
*Conclusion that calls the readers/listeners to some form of action

See you tomorrow
Mrs. Still

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