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  • 1. Worked in teams for 30 Last Tuesday you... minutes Tanja/Caitlin Angus/ Maryanne Sebastian Rachel/Leroy Louise/ Paul Lily/Jai Sarah/ Olivia Rojan/ Catherine Tom Mustii Lucinda Gulcin Emily
  • 2. Choose a type of conflict to explore from the mind map. You need Inspiration to access this doc. Your choice could be based on your current draft essay or something you have taken notice of about William Thornhill Read the notes, refer to the pages in the text, discuss and take notes on your discussion add to wiki Report back to the group on an aspect of your discussion that may be useful to others
  • 3. Listen to part 2 of the lecture on cross cultural encounters link this to your mind map discussion and then your draft response
  • 4. send me your draft essay • mcmahon.catherine.j@edumail.vic.gov.au or • student share English unit 4 CMc
  • 5. what do you need? • SOI • Passage analysis, mindmap • read articles and add to
  • 6. read ... a. Who are the Main characters? wiki - plot/ setting/ characters b. Describe main plot points c. What are the features of authorsʼ writing, including structure of book ,text features (style, tone, use of figurative language etc), motifs and symbols in the story complete passage analysis task on week 2 page pp 139 – 141 A clearing in the Forest from ʻ A tent was all very well …., …..and fell back in the dirtʼ Questions: • Is there a point in this passage where the possibility of conflict emerges? What circumstances would be likely to produce such conflict? • What is Thornhillʼs immediate reaction to the discovery he makes? • What do you think Thornhill means when he says, ʼjust wild hogs or such. Moles. Something like that? What is suggested by Willieʼs remark, Moles, you reckon Moles? Why do you think that Willie is reluctant to contradict his father at this moment? • What later conflict in the novel does this passage point to? • What is suggested in this passage about the role justice and injustice play in the story that unfolds? Discuss the different attitudes towards the blacks that the settlers hold. At what points does conflict arise? The Secret River is not so much about a dispute over land as about a clash of concepts regarding the relationship that people have with the land.ʼ Discuss this topic in groups.
  • 7. a. Who are the Main characters; What are the characteristics of them? Characters that have archetypal names such as Thornhill, the blacks, the old man, old greybeard. characters are given distinctive ways of speaking to differentiate them and their culture. e.g. Aboriginal characters often have no dialogue (emphasizes Thornhillʼs inability to understand their viewpoint and the lack of communication overall.) b. What are the key themes and any link to Crucible/ context; c. Describe main plot points; d. features of authorsʼ writing, including structure of book ,Text features – discuss style , tone, use of figurative language etc); motifs and symbols in the story note down. e. Choose a passage to read and discuss. Make the connection between Kate Grenvilleʼs style, tone, lang f. choices etc. of writing and …( point of comparison?)
  • 8. In what way are we drawn to or repelled by the character William Thornhill? Thornhill’s relationship with many other characters is strained. Consider how he relates to the other principal inhabitants of the Hawkesbery region As Thornhill surveys his estate his achievements do not feel like a triumph. Why? Discuss the conflict that develops in Thornhill’s relationship with his son Dick
  • 9. student response 2009 The character of Thornhill from the point of view of the reader is confusing and ultimately tragic. He is desperate underdog that we empathise strongly with as we follow him through his harsh upbringing. When he begins to establish a new life for himself and his family off the land surrounding the Hawkesbury river we are desperate to see him succeed and prosper, but as his relationship with Sal beings to strain, his actions impose upon the natives, and he is cruel to Dan we begin to realise that something is wrong. It becomes clear to us that Thornhill is a flawed man, we find ourselves seeing Thornhill become the same figure that oppresses him as a child and empathise instead with Dan, the natives, and the other Thornhills.
  • 10. same ideas different prompts • complete grouping prompts activity. Discuss under which each prompt may belong
  • 11. Use this doc to help your process for writing a response in your SAC This doc. is on student share there are notes and sample essays linked into this doc
  • 12. same prompt different form • read scanned essay examples on wiki/ student share
  • 13. statement of intention • take a prompt, unpack it and create a statement of intention.
  • 14. statement of explanation What you need to include.....
  • 15. know your message - what you want to say explain your choices - don’t just describe or summarise what yo have written Discuss form, language, audience, purpose and context - remember FLAP + C Write in paragraphs and complete sentences
  • 16. Form Used to distinguish between written and oral forms and Audience also refers to kinds of writing. People you are writing for. The way the text is set up on paper/ screen Think about who would be interested webpage, letter, blog, personal column in reading about the subject. Nominate a specific audience not general public Language / Purpose Style What is trying to be achieved in a piece of writing? For example, to persuade or Choice of words, imagery, tone, symbolism, entertain, inform, instruct, reflect, formal/informal, jargon, visual writing Includes personal, informative, imaginative, entertain, provoke a instructional, persuasive. . Context A broad subject area or the social, historical, cultural influence the text has.
  • 17. form e.g. essay letter to editor You need to become familiar opinion piece with the form you choose persuasive essay weblog feature article research piece poem biography... web page
  • 18. Language • effective writing is always matched to its intended audience and purpose through appropriate language and form e.g. an opinion piece in a daily newspaper needs to use accessible language and can use an emotional tone. By contrast, a similar opinion expressed in an academic journal would use amore moderate tone and specialised language
  • 19. Audience who you want to say it to. You need a clear idea because audience dictates style of writing e.g. magazine readers one reader well known to the writer readers with a special interest in the topic children, young adults, mainstream audience etc.
  • 20. Purpose Why you want to say it • e.g answer a question • argue a case • develop an idea • educator • explain • present a viewpoint • persuade