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TERM 3 TEXT

Ok guys!!

Time for you to get onto our new blog for our new work for the term.

I hope you enjoy our new text.

Miss you all
Miss T

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Script Task

SCRIPT TASK

Hey everyone (different to “Ok guys” right? LOL)

Even though I am away this week , that does not mean I AM NOT keeping an eye on you all…

I expect that you will all complete this task by next Wednesday, 13th of June 2012.

So….here it is…

YOUR TASK:

-Get into groups of no more than 3.
-Pick a chapter in the novel
-With your group, come up with a script for that specific chapter
-Write the script and publish it on the blog

THINK ABOUT:

-The characters (who they are, what they are feeling at the time)
-The setting (where they are)
-The storyline (DON’T GO OFF TOPIC!)

After you have written your script and posted it on our blog, I expect that you will comment on each other’s scripts and give each other feedback.

Refer to your rubric that you would have received from your relief teacher for help so you know what I am looking for.

Happy writing! I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Any Questions…?

Guys,

If you have any questions about the work, just leave a comment on this section.

Keep working through guys, I enjoy reading all of your stuff! 🙂

At Seventeen Lyrics

OK GUYS!
TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THESE LYRICS. JOSIE REFERRED TO THESE LYRICS IN THE NOVEL. HOW DOES THIS SONG RELATE NOT ONLY TO THE NOVEL, BUT TO YOU AS WELL?

I learned the truth at seventeen
That love was meant for beauty queens
In high school girls with clear skinned smiles
Who married young and then retired
The valentines I never knew
The Friday night charades of youth
Were spent on one more beautiful
At seventeen I learned the truth
And those of us with ravaged faces
Lacking in the social graces
Desperately remained at home
Inventing lovers on the phone
Who called to say come dance with me
And murmured vague obscenities
It isn’t all it seems
At seventeen

A brown eyed girl in hand me downs
Whose name I never could pronounce
Said, Pity please the ones who serve
They only get what they deserve
And the rich relationed hometown queen
Married into what she needs
A guarantee of company
And haven for the elderly
Remember those who win the game
Lose the love they sought to gain
Indebentures of quality
And dubious integrity
Their small town eyes will gape at you
in dull surprise when payment due
Exceeds accounts received
At seventeen

To those of us who knew the pain
Of valentines that never came
And those whose names were never called
When choosing sides for basketball
It was long ago and far away
The world was younger than today
And dreams were all they gave for free
To ugly duckling girls like me
We all play the game and when we dare
To cheat ourselves at solitaire
Inventing lovers on the phone
Repenting other lives unknown
That call and say, come dance with me
And murmur vague obscenities
At ugly girls like me
At seventeen

Relationships…

a) Identify the 3 most important relationships in ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ – in your opinion.

b) What can we learn about relationships in this text of study? Refer to at least 2 from the novel.

Identity…

How did Josie struggle with her Identity? Did she belong to any group at all?

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