Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Flipped Classroom Homework: Continue a Passage & Friday's Homework

Tuesday's homework

1. Write a scene of suspense based on the image above; use all of our suspense techiques. Write 15 lines. You may begin like this:

I knew the man couldn't be trusted: you could tell from the way he held his newspaper. He was a crook. A criminal. A rat.

2. Flipped Classroom Homework

You must read pages 1-4 of the 'Continue a Passage' pack and watch this teacher ShowMe on how to 'Continue a Passage' before Friday's lesson:

You may like to listen to this podcast, too:

Make sure you bring the pack in for the lesson on Friday.

There is lots of advice on 'Continuing a Passage' on our LPPlus VLE here: https://alphapluscloud.lpplus.net/schools/falconsgirls/Subjects/English/Wiki/Continuing%20a%20Passage.aspx

Due: Friday 30th

Friday's homework
1. Please write a second - improved - draft of the 'Nativity' story you wrote under timed conditions in class.

2. Please complete 'The Monster's Garden' comprehension.

Due: Monday 3rd

Monday, 26 November 2012

Latymer-style Comprehension & 'Flipped' Classroom

1. Please complete the Latymer-style comprehension, Trapped.

Help with Section 4 question 4 & 5 here:

Help with Section 2 question 7 here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv224.shtml

2. Please read the Noir pack and watch the video above before tomorrow's lesson.

We've recorded ShowMes explaining the second 'E' in P-E-E (Point-Evidence-EXPLANATION):

Melissa & Siena explained A-C-Q using ShowMe for iPad:

Samar & Dani explained P-E-E like this:

Watch to the end of Cia and Zahra's ShowMe explanation of P-E-E for a great analogy:

Friday, 23 November 2012

Composition & Comprehension Homework 23rd November 2012

Two homework tasks for this weekend:

1. Complete the Arthur comprehension. Answer all of the questions - but pay particular attention to question 7 (a question about the author's use of similes)

2. Please write up your Pickwick Cricket match story on your Kidblog - we'll display these in class next week and record mini-podcasts of your use of characterisation.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Comprehension: The Old Mine

Please complete the Old Mine comprehension.

Due: Friday

Monday, 19 November 2012

Composition Homework

Comprehension tomorrow!

Task: Please complete your second draft of your Mock Exam story - with a focus on improving your writing to 'Great!'

Due: Friday.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Redrafting The Cricket Match

Please write a second draft - improving your story based on Mr. Hitchen's comments - of your 'The Cricket Match' story.

Due: Friday.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Comprehension Homework for Friday

Watch the video if you need help remembering the parts of speech! Why not learn the words and sing it!

Please complete the 'Taff and Scotty' comprehension.

Due: Friday

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Live Writing (Sunday 11th November 2012 at 5.00 p.m.)

Join Mr Hitchen at 5.00 p.m. on Sunday 11th November to take part in a Live Writing session! Fantastic for 11+ revision - and getting feedback from teachers and pupils across the country!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Pickwick Papers & Live Writing on Sunday Tea Time

Please complete your 'The Cricket Match' story. Write 1/2 sides of A4.

Due: Monday

Optional 11+ Revision

I will be helping lead a livewriting session on Sunday at 5.00 p.m. Be on this blog at five to take part in this 11+ revision opportunity!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Composition Homework: Contrasting Thoughts and Shown Feelings

Please write 1/2 side - where Fagin tries to teach you how to pick a pocket or two! -using speech, thoughts and 'shown feelings'.

Our work on Dickens and Characterisation is on our LPPlus VLE here.

Due: Friday

Monday, 5 November 2012

Monday 5th November 2012

Please complete the 11+ past paper. Don't forget to annotate the paper.

Due: Friday.

Date for your diary? Are you around next Sunday teatime, at 5.00 p.m. Mr Hitchen will be leading a Livewriting session at http://livewriting.net/ It would be great if as many of possible of you could take part! See you online on Sunday!

Link to your kidblog is here.

Link to the 100 WC: http://100wc.net/

We commented on blogs, too!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Composition Homework: Mock Exam Story Second Draft

Please type up your mock examination story on your kidblog - but you MUST try to improve it as you type it up, based on the feedback you were given in class.


Think: how can I improve on the version I wrote in my examination?

Due: Monday