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A classroom activity designed to be cut up, sorted, and responded to

A classroom activity designed to be cut up, sorted, and responded to

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    • Writing Prestige A sorting and understanding exercise
    • Task #1
      • Sort these written works into the order in which people generally value them
      • Write a paragraph comparing the position of a pair of items
      • Explain why one is more valued that the other
      • Write two more paragraphs comparing other pairs
    • Task #2
      • Sort these written works into the order in which you personally value them
      • Write a paragraph comparing the position of a pair of items
      • Explain why one is more valued that the other.
      • Write two more paragraphs comparing other pairs
      • NB: Use different pairs to the ones you used in Task #1
    • Short story e.g. So Much Water So Close to Home
    • Business letter Dear Sir/Madam,
    • Non-fiction book e.g. The History of Geelong
    • Sentence written in Standard English The cat sat on the mat
    • Text book for university students e.g. Statistical Methods for Social Investigations
    • Text message to a friend How r u
    • Formal essay Macbeth is a lesson in rightful authority. Discuss.
    • Newspaper article A horror weekend on the state's roads worsened overnight...
    • Screenplay Avatar script
    • Advertising jingle e.g. Coke is it
    • Play for the stage West Side Story script
    • Novel e.g.. Twilight
    • Sentence written in Non-standard English The kat sit on matt
    • Single word in Standard English eloquent
    • Single word spelt unusually sereus
    • Paragraph expressing one idea
    • Poem e.g. Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone...
    • Song lyrics e.g. They got married early, never had no money...
    • Rambling paragraph
    • Email to a friend
    • Message on a social networking site
    • Romance novel e.g. Promise Me Heaven
    • Mystery novel Murder on the Orient Express
    • “ Serious” novel Of Mice and Men
    • Autobiography The Autobiography of Malcolm X