Friday, 13 November 2015 AIC: Preparing for Full Past Paper Learning Objectives • To re-cap the expectations of the Modern Texts exam. • To understand how to produce Band 5^ PEA paragraphs. • To be able to prepare to achieve B5^ Key Words Analysis DO IT NOW Write 2-3 sentences that use these numbers to explain the Modern Texts Exam: 1 2 90 2 45 15 30 6 Mini-Plenary: Feedback 90 2 2 45 6 mins sections (AIC+ OMAM) 1 options for AIC, pick in total: 15 to plan & PEAs To re-cap the expectations of the Modern Texts exam. 30 to write What makes successful PEA? 1. Look at the PEA on your sheet. 2. Colour-code + annotate each one with: P E A technique zoom-in focus on question 3. They are all Band 5 and above – why? 4. Do any of the answers exhibit ORIGINALITY to move up towards a Band 6? To understand how to produce Band 5^ PEA paragraphs. What initial impression do you get of Inspector Goole? Student A The introduction of Inspector Goole is presented by a description of his physical appearance which had given an impression of Goole being intimidating and mysterious: “dressed in a dark and plain suit.” The darkness of his suit emphasises the creepy essence of Goole’s name; in reference to “ghoul.” The “plain” suit that Goole wears also adds a mysterious effect as he enters, indicating a lack of background history or information. To understand how to produce Band 5^ PEA paragraphs. What initial impression do you get of Inspector Goole? Student B Goole seems to be very intimidating: “The girl’s dead though.” The fact that Goole uses short sentences shows that he is getting straight to the point, these short sentences have a huge impact on how Goole comes across. In fact ,this is way Goole pressures people to breaking point the way he states the obvious and doesn’t feel the need to rephrase it to sound better. To understand how to produce Band 5^ PEA paragraphs. What initial impression do you get of Inspector Goole? Student C Inspector Goole lays slowly a trap towards his prey: “…she felt she was settling down nicely, they told her she’d have to go.” The initial impression you get from this quote is he wants to create sympathy towards Eva Smith before Milwards fired her. The phrase “settling down nicely” suggests she was happy that she had a job to feed herself and loved working or this could suggest after the Birlings’ fired her she had no place to go until Milwards took her on board and finally had something to live for. This creates the impression that the Inspector knows everything already but still wants to create the guilt in the Birlings for what they have done. To understand how to produce Band 5^ PEA paragraphs. What initial impression do you get of Inspector Goole? Student D Priestley makes Inspector Goole look like a smooth operator through his systematic methods of working with people. For example: “one line of enquiry at a time.” The word “line” shows how the inspector is extremely organised and wise in his approach. Also the word “time” emphasises that he is careful and a perfectionist. What initial impression do you get of Inspector Goole? Student E The initial impression I get of Inspector Goole is that he is very dominant and controlling: “one person and one line of enquiry.” This sentence has a huge impact creating a sound of the abrupt tone of his voice. He’s very controlling, having a vast amount of authority in this situation. “one” – the way it has been phrased is a command and clearly reveals the inspector’s power. Furthermore, the way the inspector specifically wants one at time shows his order and structure in his way. He has a tactical way of finding out things and has certain techniques in order to get the response he requires. To understand how to produce Band 5^ PEA paragraphs. Mini-Plenary: 4 #success in PEA……. To understand how to produce Band 5^ PEA paragraphs. Training In the exam: 90 minute exam This time: Shared reading 100 minute lesson 15 mins to plan Plan in advance 30 mins to write 50 mins to write 5 minute PEA 8 minute PEA To be able to prepare to achieve B5^ Your exam paper Remember: AIC – choice of 2, pick 1 OMAM – no choice, 2 parts. To be able to prepare to achieve B5^ Let’s start with OMAM (a) Reading • Picking quotes • Labelling techniques (b) Brainstorming your 2 or 3 other quotes to use. To be able to prepare to achieve B5^ Now…AIC. Key Pages for Mr Birling 4, 6-8, 14, 33, 37, 49 How does Priestley present Arthur Birling as a character? 1. Brainstorm 2. Pick 6 ideas you want to do PEA on , number them 3. Find quotes To be able to prepare to achieve B5^ Mini-Plenary: Planning Check list OMAM I have 6 quotes selected in total: 3 or 4 from the box 2 or 3 from the rest of the story AIC I have 6 quotes selected from a range of pages. I have labelled techniques (if poss) I have a few notes of what I will put in my Analysis I have labelled techniques I have a few notes of what I will put in my Analysis General I have read my previous PEAs and the comments. My targets are………………………………………………………………………………… Next Lesson – Assessment! Opportunities for you to do well: • We’ve already done 1 or 2 PEAs on Birling. Your responsibility • To plan by having your quotes ready. • We’ve studied Slim extract • To prepare by reading your previous PEAs/essays and knowing your targets. • You know the exam questions – so you can prepare, plan. • To be on time so you get your full 100 mins. • Band 6 PEA displayed on board. Marker comments: • Techniques = consideration of Steinbeck’s lang. (adjectives + symbolism) • Quote has been edited for answer – only two parts that will be analysed are there. • “very revealing” “interesting” = a judgement statement ie evaluation. • It is INSIGHTFUL to link the 2 different interpretations of red. • The comment regarding the sunshine is more unusual (“exploratory” • You need to be ORIGINAL! 4 Examples: Band 6: “Evaluation of effects of writer’s use of language, form, structure.” Steinbeck describes Curley’s Wife’s entrance using adjectives: “the rectangle of sunshine in the doorway was cut off…. She had full, rouged lips.” Steinbeck’s use of “rouged” is very revealing about Curley’s Wife. The red symbolises her desire for love and romance in her life but negatively, it is an indication she is dangerous. In fact, these two interpretations are linked: she becomes dangerous when demanding attention because she feels unloved. Furthermore, it is interesting that Steinbeck uses Curley’s Wife to “cut off” the sunshine. This further reinforces that she is an ominous character, an obstacle to “sunshine” – i.e the hope and dreams of George and Lennie.