You have come across some wonderful characters this year in English. Now is the time for you to choose one character to create your monologue.
Think carefully about an interesting incident your character has been in and how you will be able to engage your audience in your presentation.
I’m looking forward to seeing your performances.
I hope you enjoy reading lots of different poems to make your final choice for your letter task. Don’t forget that you have to complete some research about your poet as well.
When you have finished reading your novel, have a look at the official Roald Dahl website. There are lots of interesting things on there for you to read and learn.
Some of you may like to read another of his novels. This will be very useful when you are writing your essay as you will have other examples to draw on and make comparisons with.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this novel. Use the links I’ve found to find out some interesting facts about Tim Winton. Then you are going to come up with some questions to ask him about the novel and then we will post them to him. Hopefully he will write back to us with some answers.
The next spelling test is on words you will be using in the writing of your film review for Task 3.
For Task 3 you are going to be viewing the Australian film Oddball. Before you watch the film, I would like you to read about the town of Warrnambool, the Maremma dog and the little penguin. If you look under Task 3 ~ Film Study, you will find some links to help you with your research. Please make sure you take lots of handwritten notes.
Here are a couple of advertisements you can analyse for homework.