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Poetry: exploring A03 (context)

Poetry: exploring A03 (context)

Lesson exploring A03 for English Literature Paper 2: Poetry. To engage my students, I used a poem from Tupac Shakur written for Jada Pinkett Smith (my pupils are studying Love and Relationship poetry). The students explored the context of Tupac's life and relationship with Jada before analysing the poem. An exam-style question has also been included, with students having to pay particular focus to A03.
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Reading comprehension using QAR strategy (social media)

Reading comprehension using QAR strategy (social media)

A reading comprehension activity which utilises the QAR reading strategy (http://www.adlit.org/strategies/19802/ & http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/question_answer_relationship) Students will read an article entitled "Teenagers and social networking – it might actually be good for them" and then complete the questions.
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Political issues and the Liberal Party of Australia

Political issues and the Liberal Party of Australia

An introduction to the Liberal party and their ideology. A copy of one of their advertisements prior to the election. Some clips from the Chaser talking about the events in the lead up to the election. Looking at the Jobs and Growth slogan and what it meant. Looking at info on their website which explained how they were going to achieve this. Looking at the trickle down theory (and the flaws with this idea). A brief overview of the 14 election issues. Additional resource: voting in Australia booklet 2016 which explains the three levels of government in Australia, what electorates are, how federal elections work, how to enrol to vote, what a ballot paper looks like, how the results are counted, explaining what a referendum is and how to be an active citizen.
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Australian politics - contentious issues

Australian politics - contentious issues

Looking at marriage equality and what has been said about it on Q&A (with some clips to watch). Another Q&A clip about Independent Candidate Bob Katter (in an episode about mental health) where he gets challenged by Josh Thomas about his homophobia and his denial that there are any gay people in his electorate. This lesson also looks at immigration (particularly illegal immigrants) and looks at the language used to label them. It also looks at newspaper articles and political cartoons about a drowned three year old Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, whose lifeless body was washed ashore in Turkey. It includes scaffolding to write an analysis of some of these political cartoons.
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Political cartoons

Political cartoons

A lesson used in a Senior Authority English class to teach students how to analyse visual images in preparation for the QCS test. It allows students to practise their use of the following core skills or common curriculum elements (CCEs): CCE 5 Interpreting the meaning of pictures; CCE 33 Inferring; and CCE 43 Analysing. This lesson provides recent political cartoons from Australian cartoonists David Pope (from The Canberra Times) and Mark Knight from The Herald Sun. Many are about the Double Dissolution election or the recent census but there are some about the great barrier reef and privatizing medicare. This lesson provides a brief overview of the history of political cartoons in Australia. It reveals how they work and what can be learned from studying them. It revisits the concept satire and defines many of the persuasive / satirical devices they use (e.g. symbolism, caricature, labels, analogy, irony, juxtaposition, and exaggeration). It has a few example analyses and then gives the students questions to ask themselves when analyzing a political cartoon. Students then answer these questions using the cartoons provided (mostly about refugee issues).
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End of Year Quiz 2015/16

End of Year Quiz 2015/16

This quiz has 5 rounds each comprising of 10 questions: 1. 2015/16 News 2. 2015/16 Sport 3. Picture Round 4. Music of 2016 (10 songs) 5. General knowledge questions. My 2014/15 Quiz had over 7000 downloads and was rated 5 star so I hope this one is just as useful! Comments and feedback appreciated :)
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CONDITIONAL TYPE THREE

CONDITIONAL TYPE THREE

This handout can be used to teach conditional type three. with drilling activities and activities contrasting many types of conditionals, it will be just perfect
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