Week Beginning 17th September

The purpose of this Blog will be to assist you throughout the year in your quest for an Intermediate Two pass in English. I will post the weekly plan here on a Sunday and when you sign up today, you’ll receive an e-mail alert to tell you when it is ready to read. I’ll also post helpful links, articles as well as photographs of board work you may have missed or want to look at again. Fifth year is all about taking responsibility for your own learning. This is an opportunity for you to do so. Please sign up with an e-mail address -on the left of this page – and use it well.

Monday 17th

We are in the library today looking at the Class Blog and I want you to become familiar with the things on it. I recommend things you should be watching on TV. I might sometimes recommend a newspaper article you’ll need to read or a resource of which you should be aware. sign up, using a valid e-mail address, and wait for the links next week.

After that, go and read or change your book.

Tuesday 18th

Your essays are due today and it will be vital that they are. We will be using the checklist we came up with last week in order to assess our writing before we even hand them in. If it doesn’t’ tick every box then it won’t pass so we need to address that before we even get a red pen on it. Try to read at least one person’s essay as well as your own before you hand it in. When we looked at the exemplars last week we said that it was helpful to see good examples of  what we need. Today is our opportunity to do that,

One of the questions which came up in last week’s Orient Express article was a ‘context’ question. This is where you are asked to work out the meaning of a word from the context (what is happening around it). I’m giving you a note today and we’ll look at a couple of  examples.

We will also read The Catcher in the Rye  Chapter 11 to find out what happens to Holden next. Then, to finish off, we will continue with our sample critical essay on the opening chapter. We wrote an introduction last week and we’ll write a first section today.

Wednesday 19th

I will be out of school today and tomorrow. I expect you to complete the following:

Read Chapters 12 and 13 of The Catcher in the Rye

Worksheet on Context examples

Thursday 20th

see above


finish Chapters 12 and 13 by next Wednesday

Discursive Essays due Tuesday 18th

Context examples


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