Wednesday, 23 May 2012

The Conventions of a Newsdesk Report

Learning objective:
To develop an understanding of the conventions of a news desk report.

Task 1: Watch the following videos and fill in an observation table for each one:,AAAAAEabvr4~,Wtd2HT-p_Vh4qBcIZDrvZlvNCU8nxccG&bctid=1517304654001

Task 2: Write as a comment on this post, the answers to the following questions:
What did the presentations have in common?
How is a news desk report different to a newspaper?

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


Open the following file: Task Save it in to your documents and complete.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The Other Mother's Secrets

Answer this question using PEE:

How do the Other Mother's secrets make the reader feel about her character?


Point: a full sentence answer to the question
Evidence: a quotation which supports your point
Explanation: explain how your quotation proves your point, start with 'This shows...' or 'This implies...'

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Readathon 2011

Readathon is not only about reading and raising lots of money for a good cause, it is also about sharing your experiences of reading.

Your homework is to post as a comment on this blog a short review of the book you are currently reading. You must include some basic information about what it is about, why you like it and who you would recommend it to.

Your posts should arrive before our lesson on Friday 4th February.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Year 7 Exam Skills: Practice Exam Question

Last lesson you were asked to write an answer to the following question using P.E.E.:

How does Philip Pullman imply that Iorek Byrnison is scary?
You should comment on:
The language used to describe the bear’s appearance
The way the author describes him eating
Lyra’s reaction to him. (5 marks)

Please post as a comment on this post your answer to this question before our lesson on Tuesday 1st February. You will need to write 3 P.E.E. paragraphs, one on each of the bullet points above.

Point: full sentence answer to the question
Evidence: exact quotation from the text
Explanation: explain how your quotation supports your point