FICTION READING AND WRITING, SPEAKING AND LISTENING – Novel Study
We are reading ‘The Chrysalids’ by John Wyndham together as a class, reflecting upon the process and experience of reading as a community aloud and alone in quiet.
The novel reflects on a community where those who are different to the Norm are banished or destroyed, leading us to questions and discussion on prejudice, conformity and morality.
We will also be considering how Wyndham reveals his story and what features of language and story-telling craft are employed to keep us interested and asking questions.
Key areas of focus will be on reading as performance, listening and individual creative writing.YEAR 8 LEARNING PLAN 2012
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