Archive for July, 2012

Williams Model Matrix for Gifted Students

July 18, 2012

The following presents two sets of activities to engender responses to the text The Web 2027 with respect to the concepts of “Connectivity” and “Virtual Reality”. Gifted students specifically benefit from study that focuses on concepts and relations between concepts, and enables engagement with content through differentiated learning activities (eg. Paradox, Attribute Listing etc…). Although […]

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Poetry: Preliminary test and course description

July 18, 2012

For a word document version of much better presentation and formatting than what is shown here email me at angus@gbdeducation.com.au. Literary techniques test Name: ______________________ 1. In your own words define the poetic/literary techniques of: Rhyme: _______________________________________________________ Rhythm: _______________________________________________________ Simile: _______________________________________________________ Metaphor: _______________________________________________________ Personification: __________________________________________________ Assonance: _______________________________________________________ Alliteration: ______________________________________________________ Symbolism: ______________________________________________________ Onomatopoeia: ___________________________________________________ Imagery: _______________________________________________________ […]

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Creative writing skills: Focus

July 18, 2012

For a word document version of much better presentation and formatting than what is shown here email me at angus@gbdeducation.com.au. Focus An integral skill in successful short story writing is the ability to truly capture the imagined scene in writing. Unfortunately (at first) when writers are told both to “describe more” and to “keep your […]

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Personal response: The Hunger Games

July 18, 2012

For a word document version of much better presentation and formatting than what is shown here email me at angus@gbdeducation.com.au. I wasn’t happy before reading this. My friend had informed me, “It wasn’t as violent as the film was.” A student told me, “It wasn’t as violent as I thought it would be.” Such descriptions […]

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