Fitting in

1 10 2020

1. What were Angie Thomas’s reasons for writing ‘On The Come Up’? Read more HERE.

2. Watch the trailer. Can you sum up the story? 

3. Learn more on the backstory of how the movie came to life.




Crossing Boundaries

24 09 2020

YOUR TASK: Imagine an interview with one of the two authors mentioned below. Focus on their reasons for creating their characters.

1. Watch the video and take down notes about elements relating to the writer’s biography, her narrative style or techniques and the literary devices she used in this short story. Study an excerpt HERE.

2. What do we learn about the Indian caste system and the destinies of the boys and girls mentioned? How can activists help solve these problems?




Coming of age

7 09 2020

1. Do you know the story? What are the pros and cons of “never growing up”?

2. Listen to Monika (02:45-04:25) and sum up the film’s plot. Are “coming-of-age stories” your  favorite movies too?

3. What can you say about the narrator of this story? Consider all three narratives presented here.  Can you identify the different steps of coming-of-age stories?