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?




And girls will be women

11 09 2020

Speaking task – Pair-work presentation:  compare and contrast the two trailers below, highlighting the similarities and differences. Use the points you have noted in this  worksheet to shape your response, and aim for a lively and informative presentation style.

1. To what degree is this a more modern version of the original book? Study an excerpt from the novel HERE

2. Observe the painting closely (click on the pic to access a larger version and use either of these two APPROACHES) and listen to the recording (till 01:40). What changed for middle-class girls in the 19th century?

 

3. What happens to the four sisters in this coming-of-age story?

4. What is ‘Visual Literacy’? Learn more with the Toledo Museum of Art.

 




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?