Belonging related texts - Helen Sykes

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English: key texts and background resources for senior studies, including the area of study Belonging.

Helen Sykes has been an English teacher, a bookseller, a publisher, and an author and editor of resources for English teaching. She is a life member of the English Teachers Association of New South Wales.

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Belonging related texts - Helen Sykes

  1. 1. Belonging Helen Sykes
  2. 2. Area of study Common course for all Standard and Advanced students  The first of 4 modules in each course ESL course – same Area of Study, but different text selection and different exam  The first of 3 modules
  3. 3. What is the Area of Study? the exploration of a concept that affects our perceptions of ourselves and our world. students explore the concept through:  close study of ONE text  responding to and composing a wide range of related texts
  4. 4. Advanced and standard 14 prescribed texts
  5. 5. Prescribed texts – prose fiction or non-fiction The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Swallow the Air by Tara Winch Romulus, My Father by Raimond Gaita
  6. 6. Prescribed texts – drama or film or Shakespeare The Crucible by Arthur Miller Rainbow’s End by Jane Harrison Strictly Ballroom directed by Baz Luhrmann Ten Canoes directed by Rolf De Heer As You Like It by William Shakespeare
  7. 7. Prescribed texts – poetry Immigrant Chronicle by Peter Skrzynecki Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson The Simple Gift by Steven Herrick
  8. 8. Resources for prescribed texts Gale HSC list available to libraries who have a subscription to the Literature Resource Centre or to those who have a SLNSW card Nelson Belonging: a text for senior english students by Dwayne Hopwood
  9. 9. Prescribed texts – ESLProse FictionThe China Coin by Allan BaillieHeat and Dust by Ruth Prawer JhabvalaSwallow the Air by Tara WinchDramaEducating Rita by Willy RussellRainbow’s End by Jane Harrison
  10. 10. Prescribed texts – ESLPoetryImmigrant Chronicle by Peter SkrzyneckiSelected Poems of Emily DickinsonNonfictionUnpolished Gem by Alice Pung
  11. 11. Prescribed texts – ESLFilm or MultimediaRabbit-Proof Fence directed by Phillip NoyceBilly Elliot directed by Stephen DaldryMulticultural Programs Unit, NSW Deptof Education and Training, MakingMulticultural Australia www.multiculturalaustralia.edu.au
  12. 12. The concept
  13. 13. Choosing related texts Quality texts Texts that give you an opportunity to discuss language features and conventions A variety of texts Texts with similar ideas to those in your prescribed text Texts with contrasting ideas to those in your prescribed text
  14. 14. Graphic novel  The Arrival  Shaun Tan
  15. 15. Picture book  Mirror  Jeannie Baker
  16. 16. Picture book  Vampyre  Margaret Wild and Andrew Yeo
  17. 17. Picture book  Shake a Leg  Boori Monty Pryor and Jan Ormerod
  18. 18. Picture book  The Dream of the Thylacine  Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks
  19. 19. Picture book for older readers  The Island  Armin Greder
  20. 20. Graphic novel  The Sacrifice  Bruce Mutard
  21. 21. Picture book for older readers  Woolvs in the Sitee  by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas
  22. 22. Multimodal text for older readers  Requiem for a Beast  Matt Ottley
  23. 23. Picture book  Ziba Came on a Boat  by Liz Lofthouse, illustrated by Robert Ingpen
  24. 24. Graphic novel  Tyranny: I Keep You Thin  Lesley Fairfield
  25. 25. Graphic novel  Ubby’s Underdogs: The Legend of the Phoenix Dragon  Brenton E. McKenna
  26. 26. Verse novel for young adults  Nine Hours North  by Tim Sinclair
  27. 27. Poetry anthology  The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry  edited by John Kinsella
  28. 28. Non-fiction anthology  Growing up Asian in Australia  edited by Alice Pung
  29. 29. Autobiography  The Happiest Refugee  Anh Do
  30. 30. Picture book  The Little Refugee  Anh Do and Suzanne Do  Illustrated by Bruce Whatley
  31. 31. Picture book  The Peasant Prince  Li Cunxin and Anne Spudvilas
  32. 32. Non-fiction for young adults  The Glory Garage  by Nadia Jamal and Taghred Chandab
  33. 33. Adult short stories  Interpreter of Maladies  Jhumpa Lahiri
  34. 34. Adult short stories  A Thousand Years of Good Prayers  Yiyun Li
  35. 35. Short stories for young adults  Town  James Roy
  36. 36. Short stories for young adults  Ten out of Ten: A collection of short stories  Allan Baillie et al.
  37. 37. Television drama  Jane Eyre  directed by Sandy Welch
  38. 38. Television drama  Sense and Sensibility  scripted by Andrew Davies
  39. 39. Film  Skin  directed by Anthony Fabian
  40. 40. Adult novel  Jasper Jones  Craig Silvey
  41. 41. Young adult novel  The Bridge Jane Higgins Post-apocalyptic novel New Zealand author
  42. 42. Young adult novel  The Ink Bridge  Neil Grant
  43. 43. Young adult novel  The Adoration of Jenna Fox Mary E. Pearson Science fiction novel American author
  44. 44. Young adult novels  The Spare Room  by Kathryn Lomer
  45. 45. Young adult novel  The Reformed Vampire Support Group  Catherine Jinks
  46. 46. Young adult novel  Liar  Justine Larbalestier
  47. 47. Young adult novel  Mice  Gordon Reece
  48. 48. Young adult novel  Little Brother  Cory Doctorow
  49. 49. Young adult novel  Sprout  Dale Peck
  50. 50. Young adult novels  Auslander  by Paul Dowsell
  51. 51. Young adult novel  Exposure  by Mal Peet
  52. 52. Young adult novel  Destroying Avalon  by Kate McCaffrey
  53. 53. Young adult novel  In Ecstasy  by Kate McCaffrey
  54. 54. Young adult novel  Does My Head Look Big in This?  Randa Abdel- Fattah
  55. 55. Young adult novel  Ten Things I Hate About Me  Randa Abdel- Fattah
  56. 56. Young adult novel The Astonishing Life of Octavian NothingM. T. AndersonHistorical novelAmerican author
  57. 57. The first ever young adult novel? The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  58. 58.  Over a certain age, people who grew up and went to school in Western countries can be conveniently divided into two groups: those who read The Catcher in the Rye and found it whiny, pretentious, and self-involved, and those who read The Catcher in the Rye and found it meaningful, revolutionary and life-altering,
  59. 59.  only to realize later, once the really scary hormones got washed out their system, that it is, in fact, whiny, pretentious, and self-involved. From an online review of King Dork – http://wrongquestions.blogspot.com
  60. 60. Young adult novel King Dork by Frank Portman
  61. 61. Young adult novel Spud by John van de Ruit
  62. 62. Young adult novel Big Fat Manifesto Susan VaughtHigh interest teen title for girlsAmerican author
  63. 63. Young adult novel Deadline Chris Crutcher
  64. 64. Young adult novel  Just in Case  Meg Rosoff
  65. 65. Adult novel The Secret River Kate Grenville
  66. 66. Adult novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohsin Hamid
  67. 67. Adult novel Ransom David Malouf
  68. 68. Adult novel The Vagrants Yiyun Li
  69. 69. Adult novel  Montana 1948  by Larry Watson
  70. 70. Adult novel  The Help  Kathryn Stockett
  71. 71. Adult novel  Butterfly  Sonya Hartnett
  72. 72. Novella Metamorphosis and other stories by Franz Kafka

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