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!!
Your Book Report must be posted on the ONLINE: Book Club page. (Instructions are on the page.)
The questions are as follows:
Details: What is the title and author of the book?
Plot: Summarize the plot without giving away spoilers. (150 words)
Protagonist: Describe the protagonist in terms of his / her involvement in the plot. (100 words) Themes: Choose one of the themes from the novel and discuss how the author explores it in the text. (100 words) Response: Explain why you did / did not enjoy the novel. (100 words)
Each member of the class will be given a page of a story about Sherlock Holmes.
Practice reading your page at home and use a dictionary to familiarise yourself with the meanings of difficult words. (If you are unsure how to pronounce a word, go to: http://dictionary.reference.com/ and press the speaker icon.)
Learners will read their page, in sequence, so that we get to hear the whole story.
REMEDIATION PACK ... ! ! !
Work through your Words List for the term. You will be tested on them.
Read a novel of your choice. Your Book Report is due - online - by 13 September 2013 and counts towards your year mark!
Are you happy? It's the only way to be, kid. Yes, be happy, it's a good nice way to be. But not happy-happy, kid, don't be too doubled-up doggone happy. It's the doubled-up doggone happy- happy people ... bust hard ... they do bust hard ... when they bust. Be happy, kid, go to it, but not too doggone happy.
* A snatch is a small fragment.
** Sliphorn is another word for a trombone.
*** Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) often mixed poetry with music and accompanied himself on solor guitar at poetry recitals and lectures. This poem (published in 1928) recreates the musical quality of jazz which is happy and upbeat with an undercurrent of sadness ('a sob in the midst of gaety').
In 1974, musician Simon Sargon set the poem to music as part of his Patterns of Blue album (... which I'm trying to get hold of). In the meantime, listen to Big Fat Lady, an example of jazz (with trombones):
The dictionary definition of “persuade” is to make willing to do or believe by arguing, urging, etc. In other words, persuasive language is language that urges / compels / convinces someone to do something.
Advertisers use persuasive language to describe the product in an exciting, original and memorable way. By convincing consumers of the benefits to choosing their product, they entice consumers to buy from them.
You are going to put these principles into practice by making your own advert.
It will be helpful for you to take note of the following list which shows the 15 Most Persuasive Words in the English Language. These words are used frequently by advertisers:
Use a selection of these words in an advert for the following product which can be / do whatever you want it to:
(± 50-70 words)
Make a print advert OR write a script for a radio advert (to be recorded and played on G89 Online Radio).