Autumn Term Two -
The exact date of the assessment is dependent on the individual student’s timetable; however, this will be circa the week commencing Monday 14th December 2015.
What is the assessment task?
Students compare an extract from’ The Hunger Games’ with an extract from ‘The Sleeper Awakes.’
How will the task be assessed?
Assessment Foci: Reading AF2, 4, 5, 6 & 8 and Writing 1 & 7. Please click on the below for details of each assessment focus.
What students can do to prepare:
Master key-word spellings and their meaning: Phenomenon, Multimedia, Myth, Legend, Sacrifice, Denotation, Connotation, Emotive Language, Quest, Reality, Inference, Interpretation, Deduction, Prediction, Analysis, Dystopia, Oppression, Propaganda, Paralinguistics.
Practise using discourse markers as connectives to organise their writing: Discourse Markers (words and phrases used to ‘signpost’ speech and writing) can help you shape a coherent and cogent argument. Create your own ‘A to Z’ of Discourse Markers, then use each one in a sentence to tell a story. For example:
Although the sun was shining that morning, I felt sad.
By contrast, that evening I had the biggest smile on my face.
Clearly something remarkable had happened to me that day…
Practise listening for meaning. Have a go at analysing the paralinguistics of someone’s speech. Paralinguistics are the aspects of verbal communication that do not involve words. These may add emphasis or shades of meaning to what people say: Watch Barack Obama’s Inauguration speech from 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1ljmtaibC4). Consider the following:
1. How does he use the pace of his speech to build rapport with his audience?
2. How does his use of pauses in his speech strengthen the verbal content?
3. How does Obama use the volume of his voice and to what effect?
4. How does the intonation of Obama’s voice effect his audience?
Practise using the internet to research Historical, Social and Cultural contexts: What can you find out about the time and circumstances in which the following novels were written:
‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck
‘Jekyll and Hyde’ by Robert Louis Stevenson
‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth