Year 7 and 8 Reading Homework

Write about a key character in a novel that you have been reading.  Explain what their role is in the novel, some details about them and whether you like them as a character or not.

Due Monday 11th December.

 

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Year 7 and 8 Writing Homework – due Monday 4th December

Some Christmas Carols are a little out of date. You task is to write at least three verses of a new Christmas carol about Christmas in the 21st century.

Make sure that you consider carefully what the message of your carol is. Perhaps it is about the reason that we celebrate Christmas, perhaps about how we might show others the Christmas spirit?

Success Criteria:

  • It must have a message
  • You should use high level vocabulary
  • You should use full punctuation
  • It doesn’t need to rhyme.

Christmas carolers

Year 7 and 8 Reading Homework – Due Monday 27th November

Read the extract and answer the questions in full sentences. Your teacher will direct you as to how many or which questions you should attempt.

Peter Pan: Text-focused questions

  1. What is unusual about the Darlings’ nanny?
  2. Nana is described as ‘prim’. What does this word mean? Write a definition.
  3. Find three more references in the text which present Nana in a similar manner to ‘prim’.
  4. Barrie writes that Nana ‘had belonged to no one in particular until the Darlings engaged her. She had always thought children important, however, and the Darlings had become acquainted with her in Kensington Gardens.’ How do the words ‘engaged’ and ‘acquainted’ help to make Nana seem a more appropriate nanny?
  5. Barrie writes ‘There is a room in the basement of Miss Fulsom’s school where the nurses wait.’ What tense is this written in, and how is this different from the rest of the extract? How does this help to make the story seem more realistic?
  6. What does the final sentence imply about the effect of Peter Pan’s arrival upon the Darling family?

Peter Pan by J M Barrie

Year 8 Reading Homework – due Monday 13th November

The Hunger Games

Task

Read the extract and all classes answer question 1.  8BX and 8By should also answer question 3. 8A should attempt question 4.

See the sentence starters below:

Paper 1 Question 3 sentence starters – Structure Analysis

 

  • In the opening of the extract, the writer immediately focuses the reader’s attention on….
  • This is significant because the writer may be establishing….
  • As the extract is from the_____part of the text, (find this info at the top of the extract), it is likely that this is important because….
  • As the extract develops, writer changes the focus from_______to_______.
  • The writer (gradually/suddenly) shifts the reader’s focus to…
  • This may be because…
  • Towards the end of the extract, the writer focuses our attention on…
  • This may be important because
  • The reader’s experience goes from______(start), to _____(middle), to _______end. This is in order to____________ 

 

Paper 1 Question 4 – Evaluation

Personally, I agree with the statement because……..

  • One of the methods used by the writer is………..
  • This enables me to agree with the statement because it shows………
  • This method is also successful in making me agree with that idea that…….because it……
  • Furthermore, it also makes me agree because………
  • The writer’s choice of the word…… also leads me to agree because it suggests……
  • From this, we also understand…….. which is one of the reasons I agree with the statement
  • Another reason that I agree is because…..
  • Another method the writer uses is……..
  • This enables me to agree with the statement because it shows………
  • This method is also successful in making me agree with that idea that…….because it……
  • Furthermore, it also makes me agree because………
  • The writer’s choice of the word…… also leads me to agree because it suggests……
  • From this, we also understand…….. which is one of the reasons I agree with the statement
  • However, some people may disagree because…..
  • In the extract, one of the methods used by the writer suggests that………..and this is why I do, to some extent, disagree.
  • For example, the writer writes……..
  • This method causes me to disagree because…….
  • The writer’s choice of the word……….is also significant in why I disagree because……

 

Mrs Bradbury’s Classes – Quotes and spelling homeworks

Year 7- Due 8th November

1. Auschwitz
2. Concentration
3. Extraordinary
4. Dismissive
5. Interrupt
6. Exception
7. Apparently
8. Resign
9. Chaos
10. Antipathy
 
 
Year 8

1. Helmet

2.Stumbling

3.Flare

4.Sludge

5.Glory

6. Incurable

7.Fatigue

8.Yelling

9.Frothing

10. Coughing

 
 
 
Year 9/10- Due 8th November
 
1. I am sorry for him; I couldn’t be angry with him if I tried. Who suffers by his ill whims! Himself, always.
2. The children drank the toast after her. It was the first of their proceedings which had no heartiness.
3. A jolly giant who bore a glowing torch with a cheery voice and a joyful air
4. They are Man’s. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware for I see that written which is Doom
5. He obeyed