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Fly Away Peter
What is a theme? <ul><li>The core concepts upon which a text is based </li></ul>War National Identity Change Personal Grow...
Examples of Themes Personal Growth Making Journeys Developing Through Change Discovering Past Secrets and Lives Achieving ...
The writer  directly  or  indirectly  uses  characters  and  events  to communicate  themes  for analysis and reflection.
Analysis and Reflection Construct   Meaning Interpret Respond Learn?
Perspective is everything...
Themes in  Fly Away Peter
Binary Opposites:  <ul><li>Looking for the 'binary oppositions' that exist in  Fly Away Peter  can help uncover the 'hidde...
Journeys
Physical & Spiritual Journeys
Preparing for the SAC <ul><li>Continue to build your understanding of the text  </li></ul><ul><li>Cover the basics: struct...
Preparing for the SAC <ul><li>Construct meaning: develop your ‘reading’ of the text </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding    App...
Connect  Interpret  Research   Evaluate
Preparing for the SAC Understand what is required
Essay Writing Skills
Character-based Questions Character-based questions “ So they became partners, all three …” What does Jim gain from his ‘p...
Questions about Issues and Themes Questions dealing with wider issues and themes  ‘ The central preoccupation of  Fly Away...
Planning and Preparing <ul><li>Use a range of methods and resources : </li></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Text Highl...
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Fly Away Peter

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Year 11 English:
Overview
Preparing for Assessment

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Fly Away Peter

  1. 1. Fly Away Peter
  2. 2. What is a theme? <ul><li>The core concepts upon which a text is based </li></ul>War National Identity Change Personal Growth Loss Family Growing Up
  3. 3. Examples of Themes Personal Growth Making Journeys Developing Through Change Discovering Past Secrets and Lives Achieving Dreams or Long Held Desires
  4. 4. The writer directly or indirectly uses characters and events to communicate themes for analysis and reflection.
  5. 5. Analysis and Reflection Construct Meaning Interpret Respond Learn?
  6. 6. Perspective is everything...
  7. 7. Themes in Fly Away Peter
  8. 8. Binary Opposites: <ul><li>Looking for the 'binary oppositions' that exist in Fly Away Peter can help uncover the 'hidden' meanings within the text. </li></ul><ul><li>What are some of the binary opposites that exist in the text? </li></ul><ul><li>Innocence & Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Peace & War </li></ul><ul><li>Life & Death </li></ul><ul><li>Ignorance & Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Light & Dark </li></ul><ul><li>Happiness & Sorrow </li></ul><ul><li>Migration & Permanence </li></ul><ul><li>Past & Present </li></ul><ul><li>Individual & Group Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Youth & Age </li></ul><ul><li>Love & Hate </li></ul><ul><li>Alien & Familiar </li></ul>
  9. 9. Journeys
  10. 10. Physical & Spiritual Journeys
  11. 11. Preparing for the SAC <ul><li>Continue to build your understanding of the text </li></ul><ul><li>Cover the basics: structure, language, style, characters, background & setting, events, themes etc </li></ul>
  12. 12. Preparing for the SAC <ul><li>Construct meaning: develop your ‘reading’ of the text </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Appreciation </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge your thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Ask: ‘Why?’ ‘How?’ </li></ul><ul><li>Connect </li></ul><ul><li>Interpret </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul>
  13. 13. Connect Interpret Research Evaluate
  14. 14. Preparing for the SAC Understand what is required
  15. 15. Essay Writing Skills
  16. 16. Character-based Questions Character-based questions “ So they became partners, all three …” What does Jim gain from his ‘partnerships’ with Ashley and Imogen? After meeting Ashley something made “Jim believe there could be common ground between them, whatever the difference.” In what ways are Jim and Ashley alike yet different? What was their common ground? <ul><li>ALSO : </li></ul><ul><li>Jim’s understanding of the world </li></ul><ul><li>The effect of Jim’s childhood </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships between characters </li></ul><ul><li>Characters as elements of setting </li></ul>
  17. 17. Questions about Issues and Themes Questions dealing with wider issues and themes ‘ The central preoccupation of Fly Away Peter is what meaning life can have given the inevitability of death.’ Discuss Fly Away Peter could be described simply as a journey of discovery. Evaluate this simple assessment of the text. <ul><li>ALSO: </li></ul><ul><li>Journeys </li></ul><ul><li>War </li></ul><ul><li>Life & Death </li></ul><ul><li>Binary Opposites </li></ul>
  18. 18. Planning and Preparing <ul><li>Use a range of methods and resources : </li></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Text Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Worksheets </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Responding creatively: eg: collage, PicLit </li></ul><ul><li>Responding analytically </li></ul><ul><li>Online Resources: eg: English @ 11 wiki ; essays; tools </li></ul><ul><li>Planning & writing essays </li></ul><ul><li>Building ‘resource banks’: quotes, adjectives </li></ul>

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