Since the mid term break, we have been filling up our scrap books with pictures and details of the book 'Skellig' by David Almond. We will post pictures of our scrap books when we're finished. There will be prizes for the best effort and creativity. In our scrap books, we will include:
1. The cover
2. A character list
3. Character sketches of Skellig, Mina, Michael, Mum and Dad
4. A diary entry
5. Pictures of owls and angels
6. A piece on William Blake
7. My favourite part
8. Key words
9. My favourite character
Every Tuesday and Wednesday we have a double class of English. That's a lot of Miss Cullen in two days! We have decided to dedicate our first class on Tuesday morning to 'personal reading'. We can bring in any books or comics that we would like to read to ourselves in class. Miss Cullen plays some music and we relax and let our imaginations run wild!
For homework, we designed some posters to encourage others that reading is fun. Have a look in the gallery below. Let us know which ones you especially like!
In class today, some of us drew pictures of what we imagine Skellig looks like. Here are our pictures >>>
There has been some excellent homework this week! Well done to everyone who has made an extra special effort. We are reading the novel 'Skellig'. The students had to design the front page of the newspaper declaring that an angel had been found in a garage. They also had to write their diary entry the night after they discovered Skellig in the garage.
On Tuesday, we had a 'personal reading' class. Some students read 'Skellig' and some students read a book or magazine they had brought in from home. They wrote a review of the book/ magazine they had read.
We recently read the poem 'Tich Miller' by Wendy Cope. The sideshow below shows the students' visual representations of the poem.
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I am an English teacher in St. Oliver's Community College, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Follow me on Twitter at @julesheeney.