Days fly by on holidays, they escape like birds released from cages. What a shame you can’t buy tokens of time, save them up and lengthen the good days, or maybe you could tear out time from days that drag, then pay it back on holidays, wild days, days you wish would last for ever. You could wear these days with pride, fasten them like poppies on your coat, or keep them in a tin, like sweets, a confection of days to be held on the tongue and tasted, now and then.
Getting to know US:
Our goal is to prepare you for your future by teaching you:
To communicate (in speech and writing) in an effective, socially acceptable way;
To think creatively and to be able to interpret the creative thoughts of others;
To embrace hard work and be committed to excellence.
In order to achieve this we, as your teachers, commit to being:
Who is the author of the original diary and what do we know about her?
When was the original diary published?
What noteworthy events were taking place in the world around that time?
The Diary of .............?
Saturday, 20 June 1942:
Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I've never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl. Oh well, it doesn't matter. I feel like writing, and I have an even greater need to get all kinds of things off my chest.
Kee your own diary for a full week. Write daily entries (minimum 150 words) detailing your actions, interactions, thoughts, feelings, triumphs and challenges for the day.
In March 1938 the Germans invaded Austria and young Eva Geiringer and her family became refugees. Like many Jews they fled to Amsterdam where they hid from the Nazis until they were betrayed and arrested in May 1944. Eva was fifteen years old when she was sent to Auschwitz - the same age as her friend Anne Frank. Together with her mother she endured the daily degradation that robbed so many of their lives - including her father and brother. Eight years after the war her mother married Otto Frank, the only surviving member of the Frank family. Eva's Story is Eva's account of her struggle to survive the Nazi's 'Final Solution'.
Learners must read ½ page of the extract from Eva's Story.
Learners must read clearly and fluently, with expression, and look up at the audience intermittently.
CAS Task: Test on The Play of the Diary of Anne Frank
This task will assess how much you know about the life and times of Anne Frank and The Play of the Diary of Anne Frank.
On 3 May 1957, Otto Frank established the Anne Frank Foundation in an effort to rescue the Prinsengracht building from demolition and make it accessible to the public. The Anne Frank House opened on 3 May 1960.
Words Develop nasty habits – Getting out of order, Going off on tangents, Breaking rules, Attention seeking. Give them fifty lines. They take delight In ambushing the reader, Going round in gangs With their unsuitable friends Imagining they’re poems! Words – I’d keep an eye on them If I were you.
Use the letters that spell the word as the first letter of each line.
Shines brightly Up in the sky Nice and warm
Begin with: "On the way to ... I met a ...".
Add an adjective starting with the same letter.
Add an extra adjective to each line.
End with something humorous.
On the way to school I met a learner It was a loud learner It was a loud, lewd learner It was a loud, lewd, lethal learner It was a loud, lewd, lethal, lonely learner It was a loud, lewd, lethal, lonely, left-handed learner I ran him over!
Dylan Thomas Portrait:
Line 1 = "Did you ever see ..." [hear / taste / touch / smell]
Line 2 = Add three descriptive phrases
Did you ever see a traffic jam? Cars crawling, heat waves rising, rage building.
You are required to read an age-appropriate book of your choice and write a Book Report on it. Please note: you may NOT read a book based on a movie!!
Click HERE for the Book Report questions and to submit it online.
This teacher has such scary teeth, they look just like a shark’s; his eyes gleam in the sunlight like a pair of purple sparks. His voice is just as booming as the roar from some big gun; He can imitate a thunderstorm for a gruesome bit of fun.
And now Billy who was silly almost every other day Does his tables, writes his spellings, hides his comic book away.
Every lesson lasts a lifetime ... with our noses to each page, We imagine bars on windows and the classroom seems a cage.
So, please come back, Miss Fothergill: though you won’t believe its true, we all loved you as our teacher; we were oh, so fond of you!
Read through the poem and determine, for yourself, what the poem is about. Discuss.
This poem is essentially about the relationship between teachers and their learners:
What qualities do you think the ideal teacher should possess?
Is it possible for a teacher to be nice and sweet and loving and STILL keep control of 30 teenagers?
Intimidation isn't nice, but it works! Do you think that it is a legitimate way to secure co-operation in the classroom?
What other positive, effective alternatives are there to keep control?
How would you gain the cooperation of a class if you were a teacher?
Who was your best teacher ever? Make a nicely decorated postcard out of cardboard and send a 'Thank You' message to your favorite teacher. Reveal why you liked them so much and what impact they have had on your life.