Future Dystopia – Descriptive Writing Task

Write a description of a world that is set in the future and where a key aspect of civilisation has gone awry.

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Future Dystopia – Relative Clauses

A Grammar for Writing exploration of the use of relative clauses to enhance descriptive writing

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Future Dystopia – Adverbials

A Grammar for Writing exploration of the use of adverbials to enhance descriptive writing

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Future Dystopia – Noun Phrases

A Grammar for Writing exploration of the use of Noun Phrases to enhance descriptive writing

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Future Dystopia: Prepositions

A Grammar for Writing exploration of the use of prepositions to enhance descriptive writing

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Hugo’s Dramatic Monologue. Friar Lawrence

As part of our study of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the students learned and performed a soliloquy or dramatic monologue from the play. Here’s an example of this work by Hugo Darby.

Debate Series: Videos

The videos of the class debate series for your viewing pleasure.

Class Debate Series: Debate Teams, Dates and Structure

Over the last few weeks we have been working towards the formal class debate series with a range of workshops and activities aimed at getting everyone up in front of an audience and exploring a range of techniques of persuasion. Today we agreed on the formal debate format we’ll be following

Assessment: “I am Fortune’s Fool” – Fate and Free Will in Romeo and Juliet

A culmination of our longitudinal study of the action of fate in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This collection of board captures records the students’ observations and supports the writing of a literary essay expanding on their ideas of the action of fate in the play and how it is revealed by Shakespeare via the means of Plot, Language, Dialogue, Structure and Dramatic Devices.

Romeo and Juliet – Soliloquy Schedule

Everyone in the class is presenting a soliloquy that they’ve learned by heart live to class. Each period for the next fortnight will include three of these, according to the following schedule.

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