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Granville Boys High School HSC Standard EnglishMODULE A: EXPERIENCE THROUGH LANGUAGE ELECTIVE 2: DISTINCTIVELY VISUAL

THE POETRY OF DOUGLAS STEWARTDISTINCTIVELY VISUAL RUBRIC In their responding and composing students explore the ways the images we see and/or visualise in texts are created. Students consider how the forms and language of different texts create these images, affect interpretation and shape meaning. Students examine one prescribed text, in addition to other texts providing examples of the distinctively visual.

For this module the prescribed text you will be studying is the poetry of Douglas Stewart, in this booklet. You will also be studying TWO related texts that relate to the concept and rubric of Distinctively Visual.

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CONTENTS: Timeline of study_____________________ Page 3 Assessment Tasks_____________________ Page 4 Essay Marking Criteria_________________ Page 5 Poems, Related Text and Activities Cave Painting______________________ Page 6-10 Lady Feeding the Cats_______________ Page 11-17 Nesting Time______________________ Page 18-23 Wombat__________________________ Page 24-28 The Snow Gum_____________________ Page 29-34 The Moths_________________________ Page 35-39 The Fireflies________________________Page 40-44 Waterlily__________________________ Page 45-49 Related text: Scenic Drive ____________ Page 50-55

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TIMELINE of STUDY: Term 1 WEEK 1 Monday TuesdayNo class

WednesdayIntroduction to unit and Cave Painting Nesting Time

ThursdayLady Feeding the Cats

FridayLady Feeding the Cats

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Lady Feeding the Cats

Nesting Time

No class

Nesting Time

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Assessment task preparation

No class

Assessment task A

Wombat

Wombat

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Wombat

The Snow-gum

The Snow-gum

No class

The Snow-gum

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Assessment task preparation

No class

Assessment task B

The Moths

The Moths

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The Moths

The Fireflies

The Fireflies

No class

The Fireflies

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Assessment task preparation Related text: Scenic Drive Assessment task preparation

No class

Assessment task C

Related text: Scenic Drive

Related text: Scenic Drive

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Waterlily

Waterlily

No class

Waterlily

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No class

Assessment task preparation

Assessment task D and E UNIT FINISH

HOMEWORK You are expected to keep up to date with notes and assessment tasks even if you are absent.

IMPORTANT: If you lose your book you can get a new one, but you are expected to catch up on all work. No extensions will be granted if this occurs.

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ASSESSMENT TASK NOTIFICATION SHEETENGLISH FACULTY TOPIC: Distinctively Visual TASK NUMBER: ONE DUE DATE: Ongoing throughout term 4 2010 A) Wednesday Week 3 B) Wednesday Week 5 C) Wednesday Week 7 D) Wednesday Week 9 E) Wednesday Week 9 Further information about these assessments are outlined below.OUTCOMES TO BE ASSESSED: 1, 3, 6 and 7. 1. 3. 6. A student demonstrates understanding of how relationships between composer, responder, text and context shape meaning. A student develops language relevant to the study of English. A student engages with the details of text in order to respond critically and personally. A student adapts and synthesises a range of textual features to explore and communicate information, ideas and values for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts.

COURSE: Standard English prescribed text: Douglas Stewart Poetry COURSE WEIGHTINGS: Part A In-class essay Part B Questions Part C In-class essay Part D In-class essay Part E Study booklet UNIT WEIGHTING 15% 15% 20% 30% 20% 20% of HSC course

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Part A: In-class essay: How does Douglas Stewart use the distinctively visual to comment on mans relationship with nature in one poem you have studied. You may NOT write on Cave Painting Notes may be brought into the assessment task

Part B: In-class questions: (Questions provided on day of task) - You will be given FIVE questions - You must answer THREE in the time provided - Each answer must be at least 150 words in length - You will receive FULL marks if you attempt THREE questions and reach the word length. It is not dependant on the quality of your answer Part C: In-class essay: Compare and contrast how the distinctively visual is used to convey personal perspectives in two poems you have studied. You may NOT write on Cave Painting Notes may be brought into the assessment task

Part D: In-class essay: Compare the ways the distinctively visual is created in TWO of Stewarts poems and in ONE other related text of your own choosing. Notes may NOT be brought into the assessment task You MAY write on Cave Painting

Part E: Study booklet: Complete the study booklet in class and submit at end of unit. You may submit at any time for corrections by your teacher.

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Essay Marking Criteria

Mark Ranges20 19 18 17

Demonstrates extensive, detailed knowledge, insightful understanding and sophisticated evaluation of the distinctive images found in Stewarts poetry. Displays a highly developed ability to describe and analyse a broad range of poetic devices and explain the ways these devices create distinctive images and shape meaning. Demonstrates a sophisticated ability to compose an interpretive, critical and sophisticated response, appropriate for audience and purpose. Demonstrates detailed knowledge, insightful understanding and sophisticated evaluation of the distinctive features found in Stewarts poetry. Displays a well developed ability to describe and analyse a broad range of poetic devices and explain the ways these devices create distinctive images and shape meaning. Demonstrates an insightful ability to compose an interpretive, critical and sophisticated response, appropriate for audience and purpose. Demonstrates sound knowledge and understanding and sophisticated evaluation of the distinctive features found in Stewarts poetry. Displays an ability to describe and analyse some poetic devices and explain the ways these devices create distinctive images and shape meaning. Demonstrates a sound ability to compose an interpretive, critical and sophisticated response, appropriate for audience and purpose. Demonstrates a generalised knowledge and understanding of the distinctive features found in Stewarts poetry. Displays an ability to describe a limited range of poetic devices and explain the ways these devices create distinctive images and shape meaning. Demonstrates a generalised ability to compose an interpretive, critical and sophisticated response, appropriate for audience and purpose. Demonstrates elementary knowledge and understanding of the distinctive features found in Stewarts poetry. Displays no ability to describe poetic devices and explain the ways these devices create distinctive images and shape meaning. Demonstrates an elementary ability to compose an interpretive, critical and sophisticated response, appropriate for audience and purpose.

AHighly Developed

16 15 14 13

BWell Developed

12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

CDeveloped

DDeveloping

ENot Developed

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POEM 1: Cave Painting

Look there are dark hands in the black rock, Mans hands, womans hands, childs hands hiding in a cave, Shadows of hands, but with such a living look They seem to waver and beckon, they seem to move In a language of gesture startling and piercing as speech. Up from the green water here we clambered Say the hands and the bodies of the hands, to hold and to touch, And here we camped, and here we shall be remembered.

And they are so close and yet so far and wild They seem to breathe and speak for all humanity Who made their camp so, man and woman and child, And flowed with the green river down to infinity; And beautifully and terribly they wave In the black rock, like hands alive in a grave.

Cave Painting: Glossary Waver sway, shake or tremble Beckon to signal or summon Startling disturbing, surprising Clambered climbed

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POEM 1: CAVE PAINTING ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW: Write a brief summary of the poem Cave Painting by Douglas Stewart details a distinctive image of aged hand prints on a cave wall. THREE LEVEL GUIDE QUESTIONS Cave Painting Question set 1. LEVEL 11. What are the dark hands in the black rock?

The dark hands in the black rock are painted hand prints. LEVEL 2 2. Who made the hand prints? It is inferred that the hand prints were made by Aboriginal Australians. 3. What is distinctive about the use of the word in? The word in is distinctive because usually the word on would be used. This implies the hand prints are part of the cave wall. LEVEL 34. What does this image connect humanity with? And how does it do it?

Stewart has created an image of hand prints in the rock rather than on the rock. This deliberate word choice suggests that humanity once had a deep and unbreakable bond with nature.

CONVERT YOUR ANSWERS INTO A STRUCTURED PARAGRAPH

In the first line of the poem Cave Painting by Douglas Stewart, a distinctive visual image is created through specific word choice: dark hands in the black rock. The dark hands refer to Aboriginal hand prints on a cave wall. The word in is distinctive because usually the word on would be used. This implies the hand prints are part of the cave wall. This deliberate word choice suggests that humanity once had a deep and unbreakable bond with nature.

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Cave Painting Question set 2. LEVEL 11. What is distinctive about the first line of the second stanza And they are so close and yet so far and wild?

The first line of the second stanza seems to c