Book Review

Review: Once

With each practicum so far, I always find myself behind before I have even started. Mostly, the novels and movies the school discusses are texts I have never heard of before. This practicum, I had to read Once by Morris Gleitzman for my year 8 class. Continue reading “Review: Once”

2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

Narrative Conventions

In Australia, the English curriculum mainly evolves around conventions. I find it interesting to see that, even though the subject is called English, the language is not studied much. Instead, the students learn to analyse different types of text through a very structured manner. First, they analyse the generic conventions and then they will move onto specific type conventions such as visual conventions for feature films and narrative conventions for stories.  Continue reading “Narrative Conventions”

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Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I tried really hard to finish the whole Harry Potter-series before I relocated to Karratha for my second practicum. Unfortunately, I did not manage to finish the last book so that one has to wait until I come back. The pre-final Harry Potter book marked my memory as one of explanation. As for those who have not read the books are left with too many questions after watching just the movies. Continue reading “Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

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Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

With Voldemort fully revived, the universe of Harry Potter has changed into a grim world. A corrupt government, a torturous teacher and an undefined link between Harry and Voldemort’s mind is definitely not helping to lighten the mood in this book. I feel that in this book, Rowling has yet again found a way to up her game.  Continue reading “Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

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Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

I already said it would not take long before I would start doing things again. I do have to admit that it took me considerably longer to finish this Harry Potter book than any of its predecessors. The book is almost double the size of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban so it is not a surprise it would actually take me longer to get through.  Continue reading “Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”