Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Shakespeare's Love Sonnets #2

Here's the first of our Love sonnets.

Count the 14 lines and listen to the Iambic Pentameter!

Also, see if you can guess what the poems are about. It could be a person, a place or a thing.

Here's Joshua's poem:

Here's Lagatoa's poem:

Here's Rangi's poem:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Shakepeare's Sonnets

We have looked over the past two weeks at some of Shakespeare's sonnets. We focussed on Sonnet 18 and 130. They are shown below.

We learned about the 14 lines of a Shakespearean Sonnet, the rhyme scheme and Iambic Pentameter.

We then wrote our own love sonnets about people, places, things... anything we love!

This week we are recording our love sonnets and will post them over the next few days.

Sonnet #18

Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And Summer's lease hath all too short a date:

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And oft' is his gold complexion dimm'd;

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd:

But thy eternal Summer shall not fade

Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;

Nor shall Death brag thou wanderest in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou growest:

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Sonnet CXXX
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;

Coral is far more red, than her lips red:

If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;

If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.

I have seen roses damasked, red and white,

But no such roses see I in her cheeks;

And in some perfumes is there more delight

Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.

I love to hear her speak, yet well I know

That music hath a far more pleasing sound:

I grant I never saw a goddess go,

My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:

And yet by heaven, I think my love as rare,

As any she belied with false compare.

--William Shakespeare--

Term Two 2009

This term we are looking at various genres of writing.

We will be studying: Twist in the tale Short Stories, Shakespearean Sonnets, Parent/Child poems, Description of person writing, description of place writing and description of event writing.

We will study the techniques and skills of various writers and poets, and then produce our own work!

Below is the task that we will complete this term.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Playing our board games 2

Here are some videos of us playing the games.

Look at our shining, smiling faces!

Playing our board games.

Here we are playing the board games that we created based on John Marsden's, Tomorrow When the War Began.

We had great fun and learned about how Imperatives are used in instructions and also we learned the plot of the novel.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Welcome to 10RMc....

9RNi are now in Year 10 with a new tutor and a new English teacher.
We are now 10RMc but we are still really enjoying our blog page.
Our first project in Year 10 has been to design a board game based on "Tomorrow When the War Began".
We are still making them but here is our project scheme and what we have to do. Keep tuning in to see our completed board game designs...