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1 Y7 Poetry Homework Grid Poetic techniques Shape Poem Favourite poem Write a definition and an example for the following poetic techniques: Simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration and sibilance. Illustrate each sentence. Rhythm and Rhyme. Make it stand out and include some poetic techniques. Be imaginative! Song! Write the lyrics to your own song. You could even perform the song and video it! You could base it around something that has happened to you or is in the news. Create your own shape poem and present it beautifully. Use as many ambitious descriptive words that fit with the shape as you can! Challenge: Include some poetic techniques! I feel Write an extended metaphor poem entitled I feel Choose a simile and continue describing your feelings using the same vocabulary as you would to talk about the simile. e.g. I feel like a balloon; my happiness floating away with me. Research different poems and choose one that you like. Write/copy it into your book. Describe what it s about and explain why you like it. Pollution Poem Read Roger McGough s poem The Lake. Write your own poem about a place that is polluted. Describe it to create a clear picture in our mind. Consider the 5 senses. Include similes, metaphors and personification. Onion Love Read the poem Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy. Describe what the poem is about. Note down the similes and metaphors used. Explain the effect on the reader and the atmosphere created. Bonus Task: Keep a walking poem. When you go somewhere that is interesting, note down a few sentences or descriptive words to describe what you can see, hear, smell, taste and touch. Repeat this on several occasions. Once you have gathered some ideas, create a poem based around your feelings on your walk or journey. Bonus Task 2: Read the poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. Create a storyboard of six key scenes from the poem.

2 Y7 Roald Dahl HWK Grid Wider Reading Read another story by Roald Dahl and write a short book review about it. Be prepared to present your opinions about the story to the class. Autobiography: Boy Roald Dahl. Make it stand out and include some poetic techniques. Be imaginative! Captain Hardcastle Draw a picture of Captain Hardcastle based on facts from the novel. Label it with quotations. Challenge: Include annotations about the quotations. Use RAVE. Imagine you are Roald Dahl Imagine you are Roald Dahl. Write a diary entry describing one of the events in the book. Focus on describing your feelings. Mrs Pratchett Write 2 PEE chains about how the character of Mrs Pratchett is presented. Challenge: Include an explanation about what you think of Mrs Pratchett and why. Cane? Write a newspaper article OR a poster prohibiting the use of canes in schools. Be persuasive. Use AFORREST. Family Tree Create a family tree for as many generations of your family as you can. Be as creative as you can! Autobiography Write 1-2 pages on the story of your life so far. Remember to describe the events rather than to list them so that it is really interesting to read. Bonus Task 1: Create a storyboard of what happens in the Sweet shop with the rat. Include detailed illustrations and a brief summary of what is happening in each picture. Bonus Task 2: Choose your favourite character from the story and explain why you like them. Non Fiction Leaflet HW Grid

3 Y7 Boy in the Striped Pyjamas HWK Grid Wider Reading Bruno s Journey In the News Read a story by Michael Morpurgo set during the war and write a short book review about it. Be prepared to present your opinions about the story to the class. Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Make it stand out and include words and colour. Be imaginative! A Day in the Life of Schmuel Write a diary entry for a day in the life of the character of Schmuel. Include: Adjectives Emotive words Full range of punctuation Imagine you are Bruno. Write a letter to one of your 3 best friends for life describing what the journey to your new home was like. Include your first impressions of your new home. Lieutenant Kotler Write 2 PEE chains about how the character of Lt. Kotler is presented. Challenge: Include an explanation about what you think of Lt. Kotler and why. Write a newspaper report about the final events of the book. Include: Who, what, where, when, why. Image Emotive language Family Tree Create a family tree for as many generations of your family as you can. Be as creative as you can! Autobiography Write 1-2 pages on the story of your life so far. Remember to describe the events rather than to list them so that it is really interesting to read. Bonus Task 1: Create a storyboard of what happens in The Boy in Striped Pyjamas. Include detailed illustrations and a brief summary of what is happening in each picture. Bonus Task 2: Choose your favourite character from the story and explain why you like them. Non Fiction Leaflet HW Grid

4 Y7 Frankenstein HWK Grid Author Write your own gothic horror story. This must be at least 2 sides in your neat book. Make sure you consider your main character and include as many conventions of the gothic as you can! Director Recreate one of the scenes from the play. You could do this as a script, a story or even a short film! Dear Diary Write a diary entry by Victor Frankenstein on the night he brings the creature to life. You could also write one from the creature s perspective! Artist Draw one of the places from the play. Don t forget to add a bank of quotations to support your illustration. Due: In the News Write a newspaper article about Victor Frankenstein, including a brief interview with him. You could also create the front cover of the newspaper with the interview as the main story! Title page Create your title page for Frankenstein. The more creative, colourful and imaginative your page, the better! Invention Design an invention that you would find useful in your life. Be as creative as you can! It s only a game show! Design a game using some of the characters in the play. Consider the game s rules, objectives and how the winner is crowned. Bonus task: read the novel, Frankenstein and write a review on how it compares the play we are studying in class.

5 Y7 Non-Fiction HWK Grid You must complete the level assessed task. Your teacher will set this during one of your lessons. You can choose which other homework tasks to complete each homework day. Put a nought/ cross through each one you complete. There is no limit on homework! If feeling ambitious you can complete all 8! Non-Fiction Leaflets Make it stand out and include some information on nonfiction texts. Non-Fiction Display Make a collage of a range of nonfiction information. PEE Write 1-2 PEE paragraphs explaining how a nonfiction text of your choice uses a range of persuasive features to appeal to its audience. Analysis Using a leaflet of your choice, note down all of the language and presentational features you can see. Consider AFOREST when completing this task. Poster Create a poster presenting all of the persuasive langauge techniques you can think of. Consider AFOREST when completing this task. Report 1. Find an advertisement and work out the FLAP of this text. 2. Write a report on how this advert reaches its purpose Leaflet Create a leaflet on one of the following: Informing teenagers of the dangers of smoking. Persuading young adults to vote. Persuading students to apply to The University of Bristol Creative Adverts Create an advertisement for a product of your choice. This can be in the form of: Radio Print TV commercial

6 Y7 A Midsummer Night s Dream HWK Grid Your teacher will set one of these homework tasks every week for you to complete. Put a cross through the task once completed. You must complete the level assessed task when set. Character Tree Create a character tree of all the characters and their relations to one another in A Midsummer Night s Dream. Be as creative as you can! Love story gone wrong Write a short story about someone who is given a love potion when they re asleep. They fall in love with the first thing that they see. Your story should be imaginative and detailed! Poster Create a colourful poster that provides definitions and examples of the following: Rhyming couplets, syllables, prose, blank verse and symbolism. Shakespeare Fact File Create a fact file about Shakespeare. Include: when he lived, what he did, famous quotes and words he created and any other interesting facts! Arranged Marriage? Research arranged marriage. What is your opinion of it? Provide detailed reasons. Special power If you could have ONE special power, what would it be and why? Explain what you would do if you had this power. Favourite character Who is your favourite character and why? Include as many detailed reasons as you can! You are the director! Imagine you are directing a modern film of A Midsummer Night s Dream. Where would you set it and why? Describe the setting in detail and be persuasive!

7 Y7 Greek Myths HWK Grid Creative Writing Agony Aunt Newspaper Report Write a story involving your God/Goddess and include a moral or explanation for why something is the way it is in the World. Greek Myths. Make it stand out and include some tales and images. Be imaginative! Good vs Bad Write a persuasive piece explaining why the Greek Gods are good OR bad. Use AFOREST. Write a letter of advice from your Greek God/Goddess to a person experiencing a difficulty. Creative Characters Create a model or a detailed picture of one of the mythical creatures OR create your own mythical creature. Label the creature with its different features and its connotations. (What the individual features make you think of). Write a newspaper article about ONE of the events in The Greek Myths. Write in a formal style and remember to include the who, what, when, where and why. Character Profile Choose your TWO favourite characters from the Greek Myths and create character profiles for them. Include as much information about them as you can and explain why they are your favourite characters. A Modern Twist! Rewrite one of the Greek Myths in a modern day setting with contemporary characters. Remember to create exciting description using: adjectives, verbs, similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration, lists of three etc. You MUST complete this task: Create your own Greek God or Goddess. Your God or Goddess must have: Non A Fiction special or Leaflet magical power HW Grid A fatal flaw (their weakness) An original costume that reflects their special power You must explain why you have chosen each of these things in detail. This can be created as a poster, on the computer in Word or Powerpoint. You will be presenting your God/Goddess to the rest of your class at the end of the term, so YOU MUST PRACTISE YOUR PRESENTATION.

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