STONE COLD by Robert Swindells by HC121004055921

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									                                                 STONE COLD by Robert Swindells


CREATING AND PRESENTING
Themes
Homelessness and Alienation

Resources
      Stone Cold – main stimulus

      Music
                     ‘Another day in paradise’ – Phil Collins
                     ‘if that were me’ – Mel C

      Diary of Anne frank – additional and or optional stimulus
                  addresses alienation and homelessness in a different form


Task 1
Persuasive - speech or class debate– from one of the characters (perhaps the
journalist)

       Prompt: ‘consider how parents of homeless people could have never dreamed
       that their child would end up existing in a society where he is so unimportant
       that he could vanish and no one would care.’

To be accompanied by a written explanation


Task 2
Expository - Big Issue Magazine

       Chapters have been included as ideas and or quick reference to areas of the
       text that could be covered


   1. Written explanation and introductory piece about the Magazine
                 i. chp 11 – talks with Big Issue vendor

   2. Students to create an interview with a character from the novel – questions to
      centralise on the main themes
                   i. chp 13 – obsession with finding a job
                  ii. chp 10 – the weather

   3. Write a personal anecdote from the experiences of a character that relates to
      the theme
                  i. chp 12 – Link describes his life
                 ii. chp 15, bringing down Shelter
                iii. chp 10 – the weather
   4. A feature article that will inform the public of the issue of homelessness and
      alienation
                  i. chp 9, p 71 – how parents might feel
                 ii. chp 15, bringing down Shelter

   5. Fun page using key vocabulary from the novel and research on homelessness



Written explanation
Short piece describing why they chose the form and how it best links with the theme,
text and other resources available – attached to each of the three written areas covered

       I chose to do a song rather than a poem because you can put music behind it
       for an emotional response – the bigger the impact the harder it will effect
       people in society and make them aware of the current situation. This song
       links with text via quotes, repetitively crafted into the chorus and other
       resources have been highlighted into the verses. I have used these references
       as a basis of being able to depict the issue effectively through the word choices
       and think my song covers the issue of homelessness (or theme) on a broader
       level.



                                Suggested Unit Plan

Week 1
  1. brainstorm/mind/concept map student ideas of both homelessness and
      alienation (term 2 last week)
  2. Introduce broader ideas – Shelter and mental illness (social alienation),
      homeless people and their perimeter/boundaries and how this could effect
      alienation from each other and finding your own place in the homeless world
      as a sense of alienation, washing in the fountain – social alienation, image or
      personal presentation and how society behaves due to these circumstances,
      homelessness as a choice contrasting homelessness as a social condition –
      reasons for homelessness (term 2 last week)
  3. expand on this concept by introducing evidence or situations from the novel
      and or other stimulus
  4. Look at risks and dangers of being homeless and alienation through perhaps a
      lack of resources available – expand from the novel (term 2 last week)
  5. Look at personalities from the novel in regards to what society thinks and the
      actual personalities of the homeless. How is alienation developed through
      stereotypical associations reflected on and by people? (Link is honest – social
      mentality – homeless are thieves and beggars) - discuss varying attitudes both
      in the novel and real life
  6. introduce the article, Forgotten man, and compare and contrast with ideas on
      p74 (term 2 last week)

Week 2
  7. Get students to prepare Task 1 with a written explanation of their choices (3
      minutes)
  8. Present speech/debate
Week 3
  9. Begin Task 2 – introduce text types, writing forms, audience and purpose
  10. decide on topics for each piece
  11. write introduction to the magazine (written explanation)

Week 4
  12. Create interview and anecdote – exchange for editing and proof reading

Week 5
  13. Create fun page and feature article – exchange for editing and proof reading

Week 6
  14. Put together in a magazine layout and submit

Week 7
CAT
Work submitted – choose three pieces for cross assessment
Minutes of English meeting 10 June 2009


DASA, NICA, STIR, HOSL (suggested input and attended Year 10 English meeting)

Creating and presenting themes were discussed and we decided on Alienation and
Homelessness.

The tasks were discussed and we decided to do both persuasive and expository forms
of writing.

NICA has decided to use the class debate as her students are currently presenting oral
presentations and she would like to vary the tasks.

STIR is doing speeches

HOSL yet to have input

DASA still deciding but is leaning toward speeches

Suggestions for imaginative writing TASKS removed as covered in Semester one

Two areas are to be covered for the written explanation; why the form was chosen and
how it links to the theme. (NICA has covered FLAP and will continue to do this)

Secondary stimulus still being researched so anyone with other ideas on sources for
alienation and homelessness your suggestions are welcome

The group was happy to cover the different text types in the magazine which will
allow the students to gain further insight into identifying components of each text type
broadening their knowledge of metalanguage

STIR added suggestions for lessons and introductory ideas to lead into the context of
Creating and Presenting in line with suggestions emailed by WONC.

WONC put forth the suggestion for Alienation as an overall theme

A Creating and Presenting CAT was suggested but not decided on or organised – to
be advised on and organised at a later date

A big thanks to all staff for your input and commitment to aligning the course, your
contribution is invaluable to the success of our students.
Another day in paradise Phil Collins
She calls out to the man on the street
Sir can you help me?
Its cold and I’ve no where to sleep,
Is there somewhere you can tell me?

He walks on, doesn’t look back
He pretends he cant hear her
He starts to whistle as he crosses the street
Seems embarrassed to be there

Oh, think twice, cause its just another day for you
And me in paradise
Oh, think twice, cause its just another day for you,
You and me in paradise

She calls out to the man on the street
He can see she’s been crying
She’s got blisters on the soles of her feet
She cant walk but she’s trying

Oh, think twice, cause its just another day for
And me in paradise
Oh, think twice, cause its just another day for you,
You and me in paradise

Oh lord, is there nothing more anybody can do
Oh lord, there must be something you can say

Oh, think twice, cause its just another day for
And me in paradise
Oh, think twice, cause its just another day for you,
You and me in paradise

You can tell from the lines on her face
You can see that she’s been there
Probably been moved on from every place
cause she didn’t fit in this

Oh, think twice, cause its just another day for
And me in paradise
Oh, think twice, cause its just another day for you,
You and me in paradise

Just think about it

Its just another day for you and me in paradise
Its just another day for you and me in paradise
Its just another day for you and me in paradise
If That Were Me, Mel C

Where do they go and what do they do?
They're walking on by. They're looking at you.
Some people stop, some people stare.
But would they help you and do they care?

How did you fall? Did you fall at all?
Are you happy when you are sleeping underneath the stars?
When it's cold is it your hope that keeps you warm?

A spare bit of change is all that I give.
How is that gonna help when you've got nowhere to live?
Some turn away so they don't see.
I bet you'd look if that were me.

How did you fall? Did you fall at all?
Is it lonely where you are sleeping in between parked cars?
When it thunders where do you hide from the storm?

Could you ever forgive my self-pity?
When you've got nothing and you're living on the streets of the city.
I couldn't live without my phone.
But you don't even have a home.

How did we fall? Can we get up at all?
Are we happy where we are on our lonely little star?
When it's cold is it your hope that keeps you warm?

Where do they go and what do they do?
They're walking on by. They're looking at you.
They're walking on by. They're looking at you.
Unit overview Term 2

                                    TERM 2
Date           period   Activity                                      Work
                                                                      requirements
                                                                      due
(term 2 2nd             Text type: main article                       Hand in main
last week)              Key identifiers write own to go with          articles
                        predetermined images (bodies in the street)

                        brainstorm/mind/concept map student ideas
                        of both homelessness, alienation and social
                        values

                        Positive and negative associations
                        Bias and balanced terminology
                        Tone and evidence to determine bias
(term 2 last            Text type: feature article                    Language
week)                   Key identifiers                               analysis
                        Persuasive techniques                         paragraphs
                        Audience reaction
                        Techniques for audience positioning           Hand out and go
                        agreement/disagreement                        through Holiday
                        Audience feelings and response                homework
                        General tone

                        Interpretations of music lyrics
                                    TERM 3
Date           period   Activity                                      Work
                                                                      requirements
                                                                      due
WEEK 1                  Welcome back, check homework, introduce       Holiday
                        work requirements                             homework due

                        Capital punishment/cost of prisoners - for
                        essay writing – go over structure hand out
                        examples of essays from past students –
                        spend week writing essays on Stone cold
WEEK 2                  Creating and Presenting
                        Connect homelessness, alienation and social Hand in ESSAY
                        values to the text and students
                        quotes/references

                        Introduce Creating and Presenting written
                        explanation and Big issue magazine
                        Text types needed and how to explain
                        them
                             Anecdote
                             Interview
                             Feature article
                             Fun page
                             Introduction page for each section
         as a written explanation

WEEK 3




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WEEK 7

								
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