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Ways of Telling : A Short Story Workshop

ISBN: 9781925169010

Author: Ken Watson    Publisher: Phoenix Education

A Short Story Workshop Edited by Ken Watson Ways of Telling, for use in middle secondary years, consists of twelve units designed to help students deepen thei...


A Short Story Workshop Edited by Ken Watson Ways of Telling, for use in middle secondary years, consists of twelve units designed to help students deepen their understanding of the short story form through discussion and writing. It includes 16 complete short stories plus excerpts from others. Most are twentieth century but there are also two well known nineteenth century stories. Writers include Ray Bradbury, John Gordon, Rudyard Kipling, Katherine Mansfield, Guy de Maupassant, Muriel Spark and Dal Stivens. Contents: Introduction 1 Tell Me A Story Simple narrative/story openings 2 What Do You Think Will Happen? Prediction The Necklace - Guy de Maupassant 3 Up In The Air Prediction/writing The Lady or the Tiger - Frank Stockton Lieutenant Darrell's Predicament - Price Waning 4 Story and Discourse Distinguishing between events and how they are told Retellings of Romeo and Juliet 5 A Range of Interpretations Reader response/idea webs The Emissary - Ray Bradbury 6 Point of View Focalisation "telling gaps" The Temple - David King You Should Have Seen the Mess - Muriel Spark The Lady's Maid - Katherine Mansfield 7 Taking Off Parody Maddened By Mystery - Stephen Leacock 8 Echoes Intertextuality/fables The Gentle Basilisk - Dal Stivens The Peacelike Mongoose - James Thurber 9 Oral Interpretation Readers’ theatre The Unicorn in the Garden - James Thurber 10 Stories for Comparison Intertextuality A Matter of Fact - Rudyard Kipling The Fog Horn - Ray Bradbury 11 Three Stories for Discussion Open-ended discussion A Matter of Transportation - Elaine Hammond Bloody Joe Blake - Kevin Hartshome The Place - John Gordon 12 A Final Look Drawing together the threads


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Publication Date: 01-11-2015


Tags: Coming Soon   Education
$59.99
DUE > 30th Jan 2016
Exploring Asian Voices Book 2

ISBN: 9781921586750

Author: Barbara Stanners    Publisher: Phoenix Education

Asia has a rich and diverse cultural and historical heritage stretching back thousands of years. It is a region that has engendered many of humanity’s momento...


Asia has a rich and diverse cultural and historical heritage stretching back thousands of years. It is a region that has engendered many of humanity’s momentous achievements, religions and belief systems. It has become a major economic region and the home of two thirds of the world’s population. Educationally, the study of varied Asian texts broadens student awareness, knowledge and understanding of other cultural experiences. Close examination of Asian literature and media texts can develop critical thinking skills, reasoning ability and cultural empathy for the experiences and difficulties of others such as immigrants. Study of Asian literature and rhetoric poetry, especially those of the twentieth century, can sharpen insight and consideration about unfamiliar traditions and values that are found in other cultures. Many of the texts found in Asian Voices 2 relate to significant watershed historical periods such as the collapse of the British Empire, the launching of the Atomic Age with the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and the Vietnam War. The world has been reshaped by such events and it is important for students to explore the ramifications of such experiences from non-Western testimonial experience and perspectives. Asian text study also prompts consideration of how composers have both drawn on their own cultural traditions, as well as question and explore genre boundaries and styles. Asian composers have innovatively integrated Western literary influences and pressures into their cultural contexts which have undergone massive changes in the past century. A broad range of sophisticated texts have been included in Asian Voices 2 to bolster a student’s ability to empathetically explore the thoughts, emotions and Asian experience.


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Publication Date: 13-06-2016


Tag: Education
$65.00
Jigsaw - Teaching Poetry to Middle Secondary Students

ISBN: 9781925169027

Author: Ken Watson    Publisher: Phoenix Education

This photocopiable resource provides teachers with a range of poetry suitable for middle secondary years, and a wealth of suggestions and approaches for teachin...


This photocopiable resource provides teachers with a range of poetry suitable for middle secondary years, and a wealth of suggestions and approaches for teaching the poems. Two Australian poets, Jeff Guess and Kris Hemensley, have provided drafts of their poems, enabling students to study the ways in which poets revise and perfect their work. Jeff Guess has also provided many suggestions for poetry-writing workshops. A section on performance poetry suggests ways in which students, in groups, can prepare poems for oral presentation. Contents A VARIETY OF APPROACHES Jigsaw poem — Alfred Tennyson Verse Riddles — Anglo-Saxon riddles, John Fuller, John Mole, May Swenson, Vasko Popa Asking Questions — poem by E.E. Cummings Cloze — Percy Bysshe Shelley Sequencing — George Herbert, James Wright Jumbled Poems — John Dryden, Vernon Scannell, Thomas Otway POEMS FOR PERFORMANCE Choral Speaking — Ogden Nash Dialogue Performance — Paul Fleischman, Roger McGough, Gael Turnbull Readers Theatre — Allan Ahlberg, Paul Dehn, Peter Dixon WRITING POETRY Getting Started — The Joeys Memories — Marietta Elliott Tone — Jeff Guess Haiku — Jeff Guess,Roger McGough THE DRAFTING GRIND The Drafting Grind — Jeff Guess, Chris Hemensley THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE The Dramatic Monologue — Robert Browning, Carol Ann Duffy THREE THEMES School — Gregory Harrison, John Latham, Barrie Wade Progress? — Vachel Lindsay, Raymond Wilson Prejudice — Jack Davis, Jackie Kay, Jim Wong-chu POEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND ACTIVITY Sounds and Pictures — William Blake Perfect? — Jeff Guess Poems in Translation — two versions of one of the Songs of Solomon Missing Words — John Donne Poems to Compare — John Donne, Richard Lovelace POEMS BY PETER SKRYZNECKI


Publication Date: 11-04-2016


Tags: May 2016   Education
$55.00
Investigating Aesop's Fables

ISBN: 9781921586682

Author: Peter Adams    Publisher: Phoenix Education

Investigating Aesop’s Fables is an engaging, stimulating and challenging resource for junior secondary students which will help teachers implement the Austral...


Investigating Aesop’s Fables is an engaging, stimulating and challenging resource for junior secondary students which will help teachers implement the Australian Curriculum: English in an integrated and thoughtful way.



In the course of this unit of work, students investigate what makes a fable a fable, the relationship between Aesop’s fables and the society in which they were produced and circulated, and the ways in which one particular fable, ‘The Ant and the Grasshopper’, has been told and retold over the years, by writers and visual artists as various as Jean de La Fontaine, Gustave Doré, Walt Disney, Somerset Maugham and John Ciardi. A diverse range of other texts is included, from a World War 1 propaganda poster to a political blog.



Assessment tasks have been constructed to provide clear evidence of students’ achievement of the relevant Standard.


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Publication Date: 20-08-2014


Tags: August 2014   Education
$55.00
Language and Creativity in Contemporary English Classrooms

ISBN: 9781921586873

Publisher: Phoenix Education

¨ What do English teachers understand by the word ‘creativity’?



¨ How does their understanding of creativity differ from the mean...


¨ What do English teachers understand by the word ‘creativity’?



¨ How does their understanding of creativity differ from the meanings that others ascribe to this word?



¨ What forms does creativity take in their classrooms?



Prompted by Raymond Williams's statement that creativity involves stepping from the 'known into the 'unknown', the contributors to this volume inquire into how their students explore the 'unknown' in a policy environment where everything is mapped out in advance by predetermined learning 'outcomes'. They see their classrooms as spaces for students to engage in imagination, play and learning that exceed the conventional expectations of standardised learning continua. However, rather than supposing that it is possible to transcend those settings, as in old-fashioned notions of creativity or giftedness, the authors carefully trace the ways in which moments of creativity still occur within the heavily regulated environments imposed on them by governments. Creativity, they argue, should be understood as a product of the institutional setting of the school, as something that is facilitated by the social relationships of the classroom, rather than falling back on to assumed binaries of school as a place of regulation and control and creativity as something that can only happen outside the school gates.



History has a privileged place in these essays, which draw on work from a number of key theorists in the history of English curriculum and related areas of the social science, including the work of Raymond Williams.


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Publication Date: 20-08-2014


Tags: August 2014   Education
$65.00
Shellshock

ISBN: 9781921586910

Author: Justin Fleming    Publisher: Phoenix Education

Although Shellshock is a play about war, about both sides of a battle which took place in Turkey 100 years ago, it is not a play that focuses on the battlefield...


Although Shellshock is a play about war, about both sides of a battle which took place in Turkey 100 years ago, it is not a play that focuses on the battlefield itself with all the sounds and fury of war. Instead, it is a story told in an unexpected way, with characters you might not usually find in a war story….



When a mysterious visitor arrives from Turkey in 2015, young Tom Lindsay, his widowed father, Jack, and grandmother, June, all become embroiled in a drama which had its extraordinary origins at Gallipoli a hundred years before. Justin Fleming's exciting new play is for all people of all ages. It is a gripping story which, by gradual and intriguing revelations, takes us on a thrilling journey to the powerful heart of humanity.


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Publication Date: 18-07-2014


Tags: August 2014   Education
$29.99
His Mother's Voice

ISBN: 9781921586866

Author: Justin Fleming    Publisher: Phoenix Education

In the Kingdom of Contradiction - it is raining, yet the sky is blue with sun.



Contrary to a Chinese edict against western influence in...


In the Kingdom of Contradiction - it is raining, yet the sky is blue with sun.



Contrary to a Chinese edict against western influence in music, a courageous woman secretly teaches her young son to play the piano in the home. In setting him on the path to fame as a leading pianist, neither she nor her son expected they would become embroiled in a dangerous confrontation between Shanghai and Canberra. From the birth of China’s Cultural Revolution to the eve of the Tiananmen Square protests, Justin Fleming’s dazzling new play weighs the price of defiance in the face of brutality. His Mother’s Voice is a love story: the love between two young people from different worlds; the love that drives a mother to great sacrifice; and the love of a young man for his country.


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Publication Date: 18-07-2014


Tag: Education
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More Catch The Bard

ISBN: 9781921586927

Author: Carla Moore    Publisher: Phoenix Education

Five plays for getting into Shakespeare by Carla More



What is the backstory to "The Tempest"?

Who is plotting against who i...


Five plays for getting into Shakespeare by Carla More



What is the backstory to "The Tempest"?

Who is plotting against who in "Julius Caesar"?

Why is Ariel vying against Puck?

How did Feste break a leg?

And - Where IS Sean Connery?



More Catch The Bard offers five funny and informative short plays based on the characters and themes of William Shakespeare’s plays, providing an introduction to Shakespeare for English and Drama students from year 7-10.



Each play is supplemented with questions and in depth extension exercises catering for a variety of learners and styles.







The Calm before the Tempest



The story of The Tempest is like an iceberg; most of it is backstory. When a ship carrying passengers on their way home from a wedding is wrecked not on an iceberg but on an island, Prospero tells Miranda in flashback scenes what actually happened in Milan twelve years ago. 9 characters.



This Rough Magic



Shakespeare’s magical characters meet at the Rough Magic Conference for Fairyland’s Annual Awards. Some supernaturals have personal gripes, whilst the fairies are solely there to check out Puck. After Prospero resigns his post as Chairman and drowns his magic book, Oberon and Titania, still quarrelling, vie for the position. Happily Puck ends the play with his usual epilogue. 15 characters.



The Festival of Fools



When Shakespeare’s funny men get together at the 400th Annual Comedy Festival there’s bound to be silly-ness and big egos. Whilst Launce, Bottom, the Dromio twins and others strut their stuff , those waiting backstage have a lot to say about everyone else’s performance 15 characters.



Caesar’s Salad Days are Over



Two minor characters of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Popilius Lena and Artemidorus are actually agents of The SUPER TASKFORCE of the ROMAN EMPIRE’s SECRET SERVICE or STRESS. They hire an actor Antonius Maximillius to play a Soothsayer and therefore warn Caesar of the imminent plot. 3 characters.



Sound & Fury



Drama teacher Victor, after watching a ‘Japanese version’ of the Scottish Play, has rewritten it as a Musical. His colleagues are less than enthusiastic, especially when they hear that the ex-barrel girl from The Price is Right will be appearing as Lady Macbeth. The usual school play disasters occur. Fiction and reality blend as the production descends into a tartan chaos signifying nothing. 26 characters.


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Publication Date: 18-07-2014


Tag: Education
$34.99
Doctor Mal Gray Louis

ISBN: 9781921586903

Author: Richard Baines    Publisher: Phoenix Education

One of the hardest decisions for a school Drama group to make is simply this: Which play?



The choice must be entertaining. The text mus...


One of the hardest decisions for a school Drama group to make is simply this: Which play?



The choice must be entertaining. The text must be clear and relevant. The set must be practical. The play must have parts for a specific number of actors, male and female. The show must not go on endlessly all night. And so on.



And, occasionally, it would be nice to get away from the school musical and tackle a classic.



The Unauthorised Classics Series solves some of these problems.



Doctor Mal Gray Louis is a restructuring of Moliere’s Le Medecin Malgre Lui in the style of the Italian Commedia dell’Arte.



There were no scripts in the Commedia. It was improvised theatre. It consisted of a number of stock characters, and each actor would play the one character throughout his or her career. All Commedia performers would carry comic monologues, double act routines, punch lines and bits of comic business in their heads and improvise their use when on stage. Running gags and topical allusions were a staple diet of the Commedia. The stories acted out were all variations on a theme: a rich miser wants to marry his beautiful daughter to a wealthy nobleman. The nobleman is ugly and conceited, and the girl is in love with someone else. Servants are employed to carry messages between all the parties involved. They lose the messages, fall in love with the young lovers themselves and generally cause chaos!



The Commedia was a comic, boisterous and irreverent form of theatre. So is Doctor Mal Gray Louis.


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Publication Date: 18-07-2014


Tag: Education
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The School for Wives

ISBN: 9781921586781

Author: Justin Fleming    Publisher: Phoenix Education

This is a new translation by Justin Fleming of Molière’s The School for Wives, first staged in Paris in 1662.



Arnolde, a wealthy b...


This is a new translation by Justin Fleming of Molière’s The School for Wives, first staged in Paris in 1662.



Arnolde, a wealthy business man, reveals that he confined a young girl, Agnes, in a convent as a child so that some day she may be his innocent, ignorant and therefore dutiful wife. Now that Agnes is of marrying age, Arnolde hides her in a house and plans their wedding.



Horace, the handsome son of Arnolde’s friend, catches a glimpse of Agnes, and falls in love with her. By boldly gaining access to the house, he learns from Agnes how her master keeps her a prisoner from the world.



Incensed at Horace’s secret advances, Arnolde forbids Agnes from seeing Horace and sends for a lawyer to prepare the marriage contract.



But in an hilarious sequence of events, Fate reveals that it has a very different plan in mind.



“Moliere would surely have approved of Justin Fleming's daring new version, a taut, biting and extremely funny masterpiece of translation. In some ways, Fleming's words are the stars of this show, which zings along in rhyming couplets, true to Moliere's original, but also detours effortlessly into the realm of alternate rhyme to provide contrast for a modern audience's ears.”


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Publication Date: 18-07-2014


Tag: Education
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