Year 9 and 10

The BBC have published some great images of the first illustrations for A Christmas Carol.

Have a look: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_first_scrooge

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9A Spellings – Due Wednesday 13th December

Please learn the following spellings for next Wednesday 13th December:

1. compassion                        6. personality

2. forgiveness                         7. extravagance

3.isolation                               8. transformation

4. redemption                        9. epiphany

5. earnestness                      10. rational

 

Thank you!

9A Quotations – Due Wednesday 6th December

1. “The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached.”

2.” When it came, Scrooge bent down upon his knee.”

3. “its mysterious presence filled him with a solemn dread.”

4. “I fear you more than any spectre I have seen.”

5.  “Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends.”

6. “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

Year 9, 10 and 11Writing Homework – Due Monday 4th December

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Success Criteria:

  • Research 5 facts about how Christmas is treated today
  • Use high level vocabulary
  • Write it as an article
  • Use full and varied punctuation
  • Use the language techniques referenced – if you don’t know what they are, ask your teacher or better still, look them up!

Year 9 and 10 Reading Homework

Task – Read the extract carefully

Question: How does Will Crooks use language to try to convey his disgust at the conditions of the workhouse? (12 marks)

You would need to look for:

  • specific language techniques
  • the impact of individual words and phrases
  • Sentences only if relevant

The main thing to think about in each paragraph is: What (What language), How (quotation), Why (Effect on reader and the writer’s intention).

Paper 2 non-fic workhouse ACC – Reading Homework – Lang2 Q3

Top Tips from the Exam Board:

  • You must analyse the effects of the language.  Without this, you will gain very few marks.
  • The clear message is that the subject terms can only ever enhance the language analysis and cannot replace it. The best responses explore in detail the effect of specific words and phrases.
  • Only analyse at a sentence level if you are sure they have something pertinent to say.
  • When analysing the impact of individual words, make sure your analysis is in context e.g analysing the word in terms of its relevance in the quote