Monday, 15 October 2012

EXTERNALS

Hi/Kia Ora

The wiki (see the link on this page) has been updated to include activities on all the EXTENDED WRITTEN TEXTS and VISUAL TEXTS.

Use these to develop your understanding and to help collect evidence.

There are also sample external essay questions and exemplars.

Use your home and ILC time wisely and get really prepared for your EXTERNAL EXAMS.

Good luck!

Monday, 13 August 2012

Set yourself up for SUCCESS!

Kia Ora Team

CLASS TIME...

By this time, you should have had a chat with me about your future plans and how we can best use the time we have left in English this year.


  • For those of you in Year 13 (and some Y12s who will drop IMS next year), the goal is to get UE Literacy through Connect 4 and Write On (the writing portfolio).
  • For those of you intending to study English at Level 3, you are focussing on Connect 4, Write On, one External (either book or film) and Reading Responding 2.
  • And there are others who are targetting individual standards which suit their strengths.
It doesn't matter what learning and assessment programme you are on, as long as you are using your time wisely, doing relevant Home and Independent Learning and getting regular feedforward. Complete all INTERNAL ASSESSMENT by the end of Term 3.

REVISION FOR EXTERNALS...

  • Go to the link to the wiki (on this blog).
  • Find learning activities for your selected text(s) and practice essay questions.

Monday, 7 May 2012

What's coming up?

Kia Ora Whanau  


This term's focus is demonstrating your skills for assessment. 

 1 RESPONSES - you should have written TWO responses by now and be starting your THIRD this week. Use the CATCH-UP days during HSP.

 2 WRITING PORTFOLIO - so far you have written a group poem, an individual poem and a piece based on a character from a film. You will now get the info about how your writing will be assessed so you need to start making decisions about what type of exits you will produce and which pieces you will craft for assessment.

 3 CONNECT 4 - This assessment is due by he end of Term 2. It involves you selecting 4 texts which have connections. The links could be THEMES, SETTINGS, GENRE, CHARACTERS, SYMBOLS, PURPOSES, AUDIENCES, TECHNIQUES. You will present your analysis and conclusions as a WRITTEN or ORAL or VISUAL REPORT. Start looking for connections between texts you have already read this year. And start looking for articles, songs, stories, poems which also link. 

 USE YOUR CLASS TIME WISELY! 

COME TO CLASS DURING ILC.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Let's Get Up-to-Date!


12IMS HOME LEARNING/ILC TIME...

Read your text – read at least 30 minutes a day and record title, author, number of pages and post your observations of each chapter in your BLOG at least ONCE PER WEEK. You should respond to the IDEAS, the TECHNIQUES, your PERSONAL REACTION and the links with the REAL WORLD.

AND here is the list of learning activities that you should have completed by Week 6...

1     Your group poem based on So You Don't Belong Pohoot - published and printed in colour.
2     Your group analysis of the poem TAKAPUNA BEACH.
3     Your 50 word review of The Graffiti of Mr Tupaia
3     Your blog setup and a comment on my blog to send me your blog address.
4     Your recitation of a poem from VOICES OF THE PACIFIC.
5     Your mind map/brainstorm/list of the IDEAS, the TECHNIQUES, your PERSONAL REACTION and the links with the REAL WORLD in one poem of your choice from the ones you have read in class so far this year.
6     Your practice response on one of the poems above.
7     Your Tama Tu chart.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Tama Tu and The Matrix

This week's learning is around two visual texts. Although Tama Tu and The Matrix are very different types of films, they share themes of identity and humanity. 


Please use your blog to share your reactions to these texts. Try to structure your comments around the 4 focus points of themes, techniques, personal reaction and real world links. (You may wish to complete a mind map and share it with us.) 

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Pacifika Beats?

Talofa lava, Kia Ora, Fakalofa lahi atu, Aloha, ni sa bula, Malo e lelei, Kia Orana, Taloha ni, Halo olaketa.

We are going to listen to a poem next week called FAST TALKIN' PI and use it as a model for writing about our heritage. It is written by Samoan/Tuvaluan/European poet Selina Tusitala Marsh. Think about links to rap and song as you listen... 


http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/pasifika/marsh1.asp

Monday, 20 February 2012

12IMS HOME & INDEPENDENT LEARNING

Kia Ora Whanau


Just a reminder that you should be doing the following...

Read your text – read at least 30 minutes a day and record title, author, number of pages and observations of each chapter in your BLOG. You should respond to the IDEAS, the TECHNIQUES, your PERSONAL REACTION and the links with the REAL WORLD.

And you should have completed...        

1     Your group poem - published and printed in colour.
2     Your group analysis of the poem TAKAPUNA BEACH.
3     Your 50 word review of The Graffiti of Mr Tupaia
3     Your blog setup and a post on my blog to send me your blog address.
4     Your recitation of a poem from VOICES OF THE PACIFIC.
5     Your mind map/brainstorm/list of the IDEAS, the TECHNIQUES, your PERSONAL REACTION and the links with the REAL WORLD in one poem of your choice from the ones you have read in class so far this year.


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Haere Mai Nau Mai - Welcome



Kia Ora 


Hi everyone. Welcome to our blog.


You will use this blog to access your home and independent learning tasks, share your opinions and responses and develop your writing and ICT skills.