Thursday, 27 January 2011

Hello Y12

Very near the end of your first piece of coursework - half the course completed!

We are due to do All My Sons on Wednesday. You need a copy. Here is a handy link (how wonderful that I've save you the trouble of having to search for it yourself!); it would be extraordinarily useful if you also bought the York Notes (although you can access useful guidance on line. (You are lucky!) If you would like to extend your reading then have a look at this.

If you would like to reference the criticism I gave you (an A3 sheet), here is the correct reference for you to copy and paste.
  • Danson Brown,R, and Johnson, D, 2000, A Shakespeare Reader: Sources and Criticism, London: Macmillan Press Ltd
Here is the reference for the other sheets I gave you (the coloured ones).
  • Ryan, K, 2000, Shakespeare: Texts and Contexts, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan in assoc. with The Open University
I'm looking forward to working with you for All My Sons; I think you'll enjoy it very much despite the obvious tragedy.

Lots of you should email me your essays and I shall get back to you ASAP.

EG has raised the bar considerably with the quote cakes! Poor Colin the Caterpillar is 'bound upon a wheel of fire, and (his) tears do scald like molten lead'. (I had to get it in somewhere!)

What next I wonder!

See you next week,
Ms Caldwell

Sunday, 23 January 2011

What you think counts!

Hello Y12

It is apparent that some of you are far from finished. I believe the pressures of exams etc. in other subjects is taking its toll on poor Lear; the tragedy in endless!

I do understand this. Please complete the poll (on the right) to see how we feel about spending some (final) time in Wednesday's lesson finishing off.

Ms Caldwell

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Distinct lack of essays...

If you weren't in last week's lesson it is imperative you email me what you have done ASAP.

If you told me that you would email me then do so.


Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Hello Y12

Right, your essays are shaping up now. I appreciate this isn't the most exciting lesson time, but we really are nearly there.

Those of you that need to work on your essays need to do so over the week. If you need to email me a version, I'd like that by the weekend please.

If you missed the lesson because of the exam this morning you need to email me what you have done; this will enable me to give you some formative feedback for the final draft. If you have any questions please email or leave a comment.


Thursday, 6 January 2011

Hello Year 12

Well done to most of you for your work in Wednesday's lesson. (Those of you who don't work well independently know who you are. You need to be able to work independently; it is an essential skill for education and for life.)

Those of you I didn't manage to speak to individually, I'll speak to you at the beginning of next lesson. We'll be working on refining our essays so that they are ready at the end of January. You'll hand them in to me next week and I shall give you some more formative feedback the week after.

After that, we'll move on to look at Domestic Tragedy with All My Sons. Exciting!

If you would like any further support, please don't hesitate to email me or leave a comment. Look through the links that are on previous posts. There's lots on this Blog to support you.

Homework: two hours work on essay improvement.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Hello Y12!

Hope you've all had a fabulous holiday and are suitably rested.

Please make sure you bring a copy of your essay to work on in the lesson.

I hope to see you all individually in the lesson so be prepared to work independently.