Belonging

The Social Network

The Social Network

I finally got around to watching The Social Network on Wednesday (flex day). I was somewhat interested in watching this movie because 1) I use Facebook 2) it is based on reality 3) it is about an entrepreneur. I’ve never…

Belonging Quotes

Here is a collection of quotes about belonging – I hope that they inspire you to think about belonging in different ways! Some activities that you can do with these quotes are: Choose 3-5 quotes which you particularly liked. Write…

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

I read The Awakening by Kate Chopin a couple of weeks ago, because it was a core text for one of my Year 11 students, who is studying Discovery. This short novel is about a woman, Edna Pontellier, who is…

FAQ: Area of Study – Belonging

Given the success of the Advanced English Module C FAQ, here is one for the Area of Study: Belonging. I’m often surprised (read: shocked) by students who ask me just before HSC Trials (or worse, the actual HSC) – what…

What mystery pervades…Susan?

Well, I’m tutoring Emily Dickinson for AOS: Belonging this 2011 HSC year! I did it before in 2009, so its refreshing to NOT do Skrzynecki. But I came across something really surprising yesterday. My student said that the poem, What…

Breaking Down a Belonging Essay Question

With this post, I will try to explain the thought processes involved in deconstructing a given essay question – and how you can make an essay (approximately 1000 words) out of it. An “How is this represented” Question Let’s first…