Year 10 – Christmas Homework!

21 Dec

Greetings Year 10.

Here’s your homework for Christmas. Sorry it’s late – my laptop died an inconvenient and untimely death over the weekend and it’s been a struggle for me to get online. Anyway, click the link below to download the file to your computer:

POCAT Chart – Homework

You should begin by filling in the first three columns on Attitudes and ideas, Language and Structure. The fourth column, Concerns, should only be filled in if you think the poet expresses a clear concern ( – an example of this would be John Agard’s concern at the use of an offensive term in the poem ‘Half Caste’).

The fifth column is where you should link the poem with others from the sheet. Make you sure make notes on your reasons as well as listing the poems you think would be fit for comparison.

Any questions you have, leave a post on the blog and I’ll do my best to get back to you.

A very merry Christmas to one and all. I hope Santa is kind.

Ho ho ho.


2 Responses to “Year 10 – Christmas Homework!”

  1. Amirah December 22, 2009 at 9:32 pm #

    Hi sir, I wasn’t too sure about the concerns column. In search for my tongue for example, there is a concern that she is slowly losing her mother tongue but then later she realises that she isn’t and its always there. So she has a concern that is later on dissolved. Am I to put this concern in that column or not?

    Thanks. Merry Christmas.

    • mrnevilleenglish December 24, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

      Definitely put this in the concerns column Amirah! It doesn’t matter that she feels it is resolved by the end of the poem – it is still a concern she expresses.

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