8 Pioneer have been busy working incredibly hard over the last couple of weeks towards their English Learning Target:
I can evaluate texts critically explaining and analysing how they use language and structure to achieve effects and influence the reader.
We have been understanding how Lennie is presented by acting out extracts from Of Mice and Men, undertaking quotation explosions, zooming in on the meanings of words, making inferences and understanding how Steinbeck’s language choices affect the reader. This has been a step up from last year and at times has been a struggle for some in Pioneer – but they persevered and I’m so proud of the work they produced and their attitude towards their learning.
Mrs Poncia gave us a visit during our lesson and she was so pleased with what she saw she wrote this on the praise sheet:
“Superb focus in HUMAN when completing their first assessed piece of writing. Well done, Everyone!”
We’re moving onto our History learning target now looking at the question:
“The most significant cause of The Great Depression was the Dust Bowl.
How far do you agree with this statement?”
We began to identify and explain the numerous causes which lead up to the Great Depression, such as the First World War, overproduction of goods and the unequal distribution of wealth. We’ll continue analysing these causes to come to a conclusion about whether the Dust Bowl was the most significant cause of the Great Depression.
Keep up the hard work 8Pioneer!