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Unit 2: Outcome 2 - Creating and Presenting Writing Workshop S/N TASKS and THE SAC


Time to be inspired! Get writing Snoopy style.

Focus text: Sometimes Gladness by Bruce Dawe Context: ‘The lessons life teaches us’ Folio Requirements: You must present 3 styles of writing in 3-5 pieces of text to receive an S for this Outcome. Each text must draw from the focus text, consider the Context and address the set prompt. (NB: This is an element of your SAC). Style –

Form –

Due Date –

Persuasive

E.g., letter, essay, opinion piece, play

Hand folio in on:

Expository Imaginative Workshop task/s 1

Your nominated style:

Your nominated form/s:

Complete by:

Workshop task/s 2

Your nominated style:

Your nominated form/s:

Complete by:

Workshop task/s 3

Your nominated

Your nominated

Complete by:


Approaching and Completing Writing Within the time frame provided you need to create three-five pieces of text. The minimum is three as you must present in each style of writing. Complete one piece at a time. One piece must be presented in handwriting. The prompt is locked in for each style and they are outlined for you below.  Persuasive - ‘We learn as we grow that life isn’t always fair.’  Expository – ‘History teaches and shapes us.’  Imaginative – ‘The meaning of life is different for each individual.’ Step 1: Choose the style you will focus on and view the prompt, think through/brainstorm/plan ideas, undertake research and note-taking. You could utilise any of the following thinking tools at this point: THINKING TOOLS:


ESSAY MAPPING TOOLS:

STORY WRITING TOOLS:

Star point: Definitely make the most of the time you have for planning and thinking through your writing pieces, but don’t get stuck at this stage. The most important thing is


to create your piece and complete it in the time set for you.

Approaching and Completing Writing Step 2: Plan further, consolidate your ideas as you write your statement of explanation (SOE). Your statement of explanation must discuss your authorial choices in terms of FLAP+C: F – form L – language A – audience P – purpose/prompt C - context

NB: Your SOEs for the S/N folio tasks can be outlined briefly, but you must develop your SAC SOE with detail, in a minimum of three paragraphs. It can be typed.

Step 3: Create your piece to present. Ensure you consider the features of the form you have chosen carefully. Use appropriate detail to enhance your piece. E.g., dates in a diary, images, indicators of a visual, a headline for an article, etc. Work to develop a sizzling start and captivating conclusion for your piece. NB: The second half of each workshop will be dedicated writing/creating time. One piece must be presented in handwritten form. It can be typed up but only after writing it by hand. Also, you may need to organise homework time to finish the S/N tasks. Some writing ideas: • An expository biography on Ronald Ryan’s life • A persuasive essay on why Australia should or should not reintroduce the death penalty •

A creative monologue describing a mother’s feelings after she has lost control and hit her child

An expository research report on the history of Australian Rules Football

A persuasive blog post outlining why you feel humanity needs to end war


THE CREATING PRESENTING SAC The Unit 2 ‘Creating and Presenting’ SAC has two parts that you must complete to achieve a pass for the Outcome. PART ONE: Undertake a writing workshop program in which you create and present a minimum of three texts in three different styles. o

Persuasive

o

Expository

o

Imaginative

These texts must adhere to the requirements to consider the Context, draw from the focus text and address the set prompt. Each text must also be accompanied by a statement of explanation.

PART TWO: Create and present a text under SAC/(exam) conditions. You will be able to base your text on your favourite folio piece. You will be allowed to bring your statement of explanation, already developed, into the SAC session. When you finish your folio be aware of and outline the following information for yourself prior to the SAC.

SAC DATE: SAC TIME: One double session. (Approximately one hour and twenty minutes). WORD COUNT: approximately 700 – 900 words MY CHOSEN STYLE: THE PROMPT: MY CHOSEN FORM:


Hmm...what do I want to present for my SAC?

CREATING AND PRESENTING: CONTEXT WRITING SAC MARKING CRITERIA: VCE English, Unit 2, Outcome 2, Performance Descriptors Unit 2: Outcome 2 Draw on ideas and/or arguments suggested by a chosen Context to create written texts for a specified audience and purpose; and to discuss and analyse in writing their decisions about form, purpose, language, audience and context. MARK RANGE

DESCRIPTOR: typical performance in each range

25–30 marks

Highly appropriate selection and use of ideas, arguments and language for the chosen form, audience, purpose and context. Thorough understanding of complex ideas and/or arguments relevant to the chosen Context and presented in selected text/s; a demonstrated ability to draw on and develop these in the creation of own text/s. Organised, fluent and sustained writing with excellent control of the conventions of written English.

19–24 marks

Considered use of ideas, arguments and language for the chosen form, audience, purpose and context. A sound understanding of ideas and/or arguments relevant to the chosen Context and presented in selected text/s; a demonstrated ability to draw purposefully on these in the creation of own text. Organised, fluent and relevant writing with good control


of the conventions of written English.

13–18 marks

Suitable use of ideas, arguments and language for the chosen form, audience, purpose and context. Clear understanding of basic ideas and/or arguments relevant to the chosen Context and presented in selected texts; a demonstrated ability to draw on these to some degree in the creation of own text/s. Organised and relevant writing with sound control of the conventions of written English.

7–12 marks

Use of ideas, arguments and language generally appropriate to the chosen form, audience, purpose and context. Some understanding of basic ideas and/or arguments relevant to the chosen Context and presented in selected texts; some evidence of an ability to draw on these ideas in the creation of own text/s. Some relevance and organisation in the writing and some control of the conventions of written English.

1–6 marks

Little evidence of ability to use ideas, arguments and language appropriate to the chosen form, audience, purpose and context. Limited understanding of basic ideas and/or arguments relevant to the chosen Context and presented in selected texts; little evidence of an ability to draw on these ideas in the creation of own text/s. Limited organisation and control of the conventions of written English.

Find task sheet at: http://mscvcelocalnationalglobal.blogspot.com.au/

FUTURE??? NOW??? TABLE OF PRESENTATION OPTIONS FOR CREATING FOLIO TEXTS:

Teacher Notes 2013: Writing shop due dates: Task 1 – 6/9 Task 2 – 9/9 Task 3 – 13/9 SAC – Tuesday 17/9


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