Experience In English ClassAuthor: 17tutturenn | Filed under: English
In English class this year, I have experienced new, interesting and useful skills and numerous other things. During this year, I have felt like I can work productively, but relaxed all most stages. Through the four major projects this year, I have grasped the many opportunities to absorbs knowledge this year, and our teacher is the cause of all this. Me, my teacher, and our whole class in general has been an amazing experience, learning all together. Our teacher has used countless techniques to keep us engaged at all times, but the very amazing part, where she makes it fun. For example this blog post, where she told us not to use the word L-E-A-R-N-E-D, making this both fun and challenging.
Our first major project was about Two Week With The Queen. We read the theatre book by Mary Morris so we could all have a chance to read and have fun while reading the book. While reading, we as a class learnt a lot about homosexuality. We learnt how people used to treat homosexual people and how horrible these actions were. After finish reading, we did research about Morris Gleitzman, the author of the book, Two Weeks With The Queen. I understood how making an article is different from an essay or any piece of writing really, and a huge amount about Morris Gleitzman.
Getting lots of paper hand outs, I find myself doing work about grammar like adverbs, proper nouns, collective nouns and all sorts of others. Being quite pleased with my knowledge about this, our class moves on to the next project.
I believe was an amazing project where the whole class could talk about what we believe in. War should end, stop global warming, any cause you believe in could be mentioned. This was both fun, and educational. The educational bit was where we had to know the skills of presenting. Things like looking at the audience and not talking to fast was really important.
The next book arrives in my hands, as I look down and starts reading Journey To Jo’Burg. Reading with shock and excitement, I grasped the knowledge about how gruesome white people were to black people during apartheid. How racism affected all those poor people’s lives. The most shocking and horrible part of all was Grace’s Story. About the protest, and the tear gas. How the police were sing guns and the protesters were using rocks.
Later, I find myself doing interviews with teachers and family about racism in schools for a magazine article. And writing a magazine article is not as easy as it seems. The layout must be precise, and the language is something completely different from any other piece of writing. Luckily, I had some skill doing this from The Author Study.
Our very last project this year was reading, once again a book, The House On Mango Street. Gaining knowledge about abuse, themes, vocabulary, and others, as we read through vignette after vignette of the book. Listening to some very inspirational writings that Sandra Cisneros, I got ideas of how to write more sophisticated and more interesting. Being taught about figurative language and literal techniques, we set of to write many amazing pieces of writing. Finally, making our own vignettes, I used my new skills to write about an event that was really special to me.
English class this year has been great. My teacher has been engaging at all times, and I never gave up! My whole class has been working greatly and been helpful. Yet another satisfying year in English! Just to annoy you, I’ll say leant.