Sunday, November 17, 2013

Book Review - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is a well written book published in the 1960s.  The front cover is black except for the writing and a small little bird standing alone.  It looks like it represents Tom Robinson, the main coloured man in the story.  He is truly alone in his struggle for justice except for Atticus Finch who fights to help him.  On the back of the book it tells us about Atticus teaching his two kids, Jem and Scout, about injustice and unfairness to different races while he fights Tom’s case. 
The book tells the story through the eyes of a young child, Scout Finch.  She witnesses this injustice going on around her and sees Tom Robinson’s trial.  The family must suffer the names they’re being called.  The local people don’t approve of Atticus defending a black man who has been charged with the rape of a white girl.   The court case is the central part of the novel but a lot of the book is dedicated to before the case and the racist opinions of neighbours in the ‘sleepy’ town of Maycomb. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

To Kill a Mocking Birk TOM ROBINSON - NOT GUILTY

Our class acted as jury and we found that Tom Robinson was not guilty of raping Mayella Ewell.  Here are the reasons why:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Celebrating Malala and the Strength of Girls Everywhere

Excellent article about Malala from the Huffington post.

As the parents of young girls and people who believe that girls can change the world, today we're celebrating International Day of the Girl and the power of girls everywhere. One girl in the news right now embodies this strength: Malala Yousafzai.

She's only 16, but Malala is many things: a champion for girls' right to education, a survivor, an inspiration, an older sister, and a role model.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Newspaper Templates



I often get  students to write newspaper articles in relation to various topics covered in class! It is great to see this work in a newspaper, I find this handy, and easy to use, Word newspaper template resource useful for this purpose.  It includes a number of different templates that can be edited to suit  purpose and taste!

This is an example of one of the templates: