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


  1. Hi Ms Caldwell,
    I voted 'no' but I actually don't mind, as I didn't finish all the Arthur Miller stuff from last lesson...
    Also, was I supposed to get my essay back on Thursday because I didn't... ?
    See you Wednesday!
    Eleanor :)

  2. Hi Eleanor,
    We might need to see what happens, but I do think people are struggling and would benefit form the extra time. We'll see what the majority think... I had planned for you to look at another Arthur Miller play (an enjoyable and early way be able to reference other texts later in the course!).
    You weren't supposed to get your essay back; I should have made that more clear when I spoke to you on Wednesday. This is what I was saying, but I obviously wasn't clear. Your essay is marvellous. The only improvement you need to make to your essay is a typing error in the final paragraph (you say hoe instead of hope).
    Best wishes,

  3. Hi,

    I voted yes, but I really don't mind. I'm happy to work on my essay in my own time or in the lesson.

    Also, I suppose we should be getting hold of and reading a copy of All My Sons?

  4. Yes, more to come on that. We won't be looking at the play immediately, but looking at the context. We'll read the play together, but certainly read on if you can. The language will mean that we have more scope for drama and, obviously, a focus on the tragic aspects. Arthur Miller was a fascinating man though; if you have a chance to read any of the many biographies about him then do so.
    I have a feeling that we'll be quite divided with some needing to work on essays.
    I do have a pre-extension (if that makes sense!) task lined up so you can decide what to do in the lesson.