Form developed personal response to independentlyread texts, supported by evidence.English 2.9AHighly recommended!Credits: 4 Christine Wells
• This activity requires you to compile a reading list suitable for a year 12 book club.• You need to independently select, read, and recommend six texts.• To assist you, your teacher may make suggestions of texts you might consider.• You must form developed personal responses to each of the recommended texts and support these with evidence.• You may deliver your personal responses in a written or oral format or a combination of both. Your teacher will guide you.• You should be selecting, reading, and responding to your texts over an extended period of time.• Your teacher will specify a due date.• You need to keep a record of your reading.• Possible texts include: novels, graphic novels, biographies, autobiographies, films, dramas, short stories, poetry, short films, song lyrics, blogs, feature magazine articles, or newspaper columns.
• Brainstorm and select at least six texts that you think year 12 students should read.• Choose a variety of texts that are at a suitable level for year 12 students.• Check each text you choose with your teacher.
• You should consider a range of text forms, genres, and perspectives and balance your selection of texts in terms of gender and country of origin.• Of the six texts you select, at least four must be written texts, two of which must be extended texts.• The remaining two texts can be visual, oral, or written.• Possible texts include: novels, graphic novels, biographies, autobiographies, films, dramas, sho rt stories, poetry, short films, song lyrics, blogs, feature magazine articles, or newspaper columns.• You need to follow the guidance of your teacher when selecting texts as all texts must be suitable for Level 2 NCEA students.
• Read your texts closely and make detailed notes, as you read them, about their strengths and/or weaknesses.• Analyse each text in terms of why you think year 12 students should read it and why it should be included in a year 12 book club reading list.• Present your six personal responses and recommendations in a form that provides the opportunity for you to achieve the standard at every level.
Text title and Strengths Weaknesses Why should year 12author/director students read it and why should it be included in a year 12 book club reading list?
• Explain why year 12 students would find your recommended texts interesting to read.• Explain why they would be valuable choices for a year 12 book club reading list.• Explore how the texts teach us about the world in which we live (past or present).• Log individual entries for each of the six texts during your period of study.• Make connections between the texts and yourself, your society and the wider world in order to offer perceptive personal responses.• Your teacher may make some suggestions of texts to read, but it is your responsibility to independently select and read each of the six texts.
Text title and What does it teach Make connections Make connectionsauthor/director us about the world between the texts between the texts in which we live and yourself. society and the (past or present)? wider world.
• You are encouraged to show some insight or originality in thought or reflection by:1. demonstrating significant personal understandings of, engagement with, and viewpoints on the texts2. making connections between texts3. making links between the texts and yourself – making clear connections between the text and your personal experiences and prior understandings4. making links between the texts and the world – making clear connections with the social, cultural, literary, political, or historical contexts presented in the texts.• Support your responses and recommendations with evidence, such as specific examples from the texts, quotations, and other relevant details.• You may present your book club recommendations and personal responses in a written or oral format or a combination of both.• Your teacher will guide you about a suitable form/s.
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