Week 12 – Is It me or is it cold?

There is a lot going on at the moment so it is vital that you keep on top of things. The 100 words on ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ is up on GLOW so I’ll expect that next week. Your first timed essay is behind you and ‘November’ is just about nailed. Good progress. This week will be as bit of a juggle so let’s get to work.


Monday 7th

I’ll be returning your Symbolism essays today. We’ll begin by having a wee look at them and, perhaps, just a word on how we can take them forward.

When we discussed the Knowledge About Language work on Friday, Inversion was mentioned. I think it would be good to spend some time on that today. We’ll look at some examples and, by the end of this week, it’ll be dead easy.


Tuesday 8th

I think we have as many notes as possible for November by Simon Armitage. What we’ll do today, before our next Critical Essay. Is to discuss what we learned from the Symbolism essay about how to improve. How to introduce evidence, how to improve on introduction/ conclusion etc.


Wednesday 9th

Some more sentence structure, I think. We keep adding to the list of things we can say about sentences and today we’ll look at antithesis. It is a more complex idea and we’ll spend some time getting to grips with it.

In the second period, I’m passing ‘November’ over to you. A bit of planning, a bit of mind-mapping, a bit of discussion. I’m more than confident that, by the end of the period, you’ll be ready to write.


 Thursday 10th

I’ll give this period over to you to begin to write the essay, after a wee chat about tomorrow’s Textual Analysis NAB.


Friday 11th

Yesterday this was tomorrow’s NAB. Now it’s today’s. Good Luck


Tuesday 15th November Critical essay and 100 words on ‘The Catcher in the Rye’

Friday 18th Newspaper Work




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