Read this. One of our marvellous year tens wrote it in creative writing club.
You promised us land of honey and milk
We come but it’s just plastic and filth
Praying to false idols and wearing stolen silk
Yet we refuse to leave.
Our home is being raped and ripped apart
Our memories killed and used as a spark
We are hated on both sides
Pray to the government
It’s your very own religion;
Playing their pawns to the queen
Pick your side
Because we can’t.
Please open the two links and annotate each text. Your aim is to uncover what makes each speech persuasive and highly effective. Look out for language and structural techniques and don’t forget to write your own speech. Spend 10 minutes planning, 30 minutes writing and 5 minutes proofing it.
Speech One ‘Animal Farm’
Speech Two 911
The question is:
Young people today are too vain. Always taking ‘selfies’ and worrying about their appearance. This is a worrying sign that society is becoming self obsessed and shallow. People no longer pay attention to things that matter.
Write a speech in which you persuade people at a conference of your point of view on this matter. (40)
If you’ve missed one (or more) of the GCSE poems…. why not download this cracker that Miss Cowell found? Free and ace.
Mr Johnson also found these VERY useful videos too
These have been emailed to students and parents, and here there are too. No excuses year 11 – we’ve helped with the reducing – now it’s time for you to get on with the memorising and practising. (ps we know how hard many of you are working. In fact if that’s you, stop and have a cup of tea and a laugh with someone!)
KO – A Christmas Carol – LES
KO – Conflict Poetry – CLB
KO – Jekyll & Hyde – NC
KO – Macbeth – UMH
KO – Reading Non-fiction FPG-AG
KO – Reading Prose – KBL
KO – Romeo & Juliet – DJ
KO – Unseen Poetry – ABL
KO – Writing non-fiction – ABL
KO- Inspector Calls – NMC
KO – Writing Prose – JFM – ABL
Try this site. It’s from some chaps who’ve done their research into the ways human beings learn – they’ve then transformed this extensive knowledge into bite size chunks that are perfect for students. Check it out: