The best way to expand your vocabulary is to read. This is the advice that is always given and it can be frustrating either because a) reading is not something you enjoy or b) you already read a lot. Here are a few tips to help you whether you are a reluctant or enthusiastic reader:
Please read 9xa-extra-home-learning and answer the questions at the end of the extract. Hand in your work to Mrs Bythell on Friday 10th March.
Attached below are some guides to help you revise for the Literature exam – this applies to those who have studied Lord of the Flies.
- What are the ingredients of a great spy story?
- Name some famous spies in literature or film that you can find.
- What are the four stages of a story?
A Silver Merit for the first right answers and Bronze will go to other comments with good ideas (must be different from previous comments).
Please complete the following by Wednesday 4th November.
Revise the following for your assessment after Half Term:
When you read, the writer often leaves gaps that you need to fill yourself. This is called making inferences. You use the clues and information you are given and read between the lines to work out what the characters are feeling and what is happening in the story.
When we look at language, we are thinking about the words the writer has chosen and working out how they effect the reader and the story itself. We are looking for ways the writer has manipulated language to influence the reader. Some ways writers use language:
- Interesting vocabulary
- Pathetic Fallacy
If a simile or metaphor has been used, think about why the comparison has been chosen. How does it add to the description or our understanding? If personification has been used, how does this affect the atmosphere?
When we talk about structure, we are talking about how a piece of writing has been put together. It could refer to:
- How the writer reveals information to the reader – what do they hold back? What do they reveal?
- Narrative voice – whose perspective is it written from and why?
- The order of events compared to the order in which they are told
- Paragraph structures – short paragraphs
- What is happening at the start and end of a sentence / paragraph / section / chapter / book?
- Sentence lengths