Mockingbird contexts and wider reading

Year 10: you might find these links interesting as you prepare for next term:

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/08/harper-lee-dispute-royalties

An article about Lee and her resolute disappearance for public society, together with shenangigans relating to monies lost and involving the estate of John Steinbeck, no less. 34 more words

IGCSE Support

Peshawar Attack: All the Mockingbirds We Lost

It’s been incredibly quite in this little corner of the worldwide web. To blame would be the ever-so-maddening demands of university life, and of course, my lack of inspiration. 332 more words

DFTBA

Getting inside a child's head: an intriguing narrative voice in Clare Cameron's The Bear

Anna and her little brother Alex are on holiday camping on a small island with their parents, but things happen that Anna never expected and struggles to understand – and she is left to look after her brother indefinitely. 426 more words

Book Thoughts

Mockingbird

Singing a melodic, sorrowful tune
Whilst gazing up at the shimmering moon
A mockingbird
A copying bird

Imitate what you know within sight
Nothing can go wrong if it’s supposed to be right… 251 more words

Poetry

Blogmas Day 17: Top 5 Wednesday - Favourite historical books

I LOVE reading historical novels! It’s like traveling trough time without having to leave the comfort of your couch or bed (or where-ever you like to read). 621 more words

Books

Teaching problems and the problems of teaching them - lesson #1

   ‘Do you think they’re true, all those things they say about B – Mr Arthur?’

  ‘What things?’

  I told her.

  ‘That is three-fourths coloured folks and one-fourth Stephanie Crawford,’ said Miss Maudie grimly. 1,200 more words

Teaching And Learning

Dear Lauren...

Oh hey girlfriend! ;)

How’s it all going?

It’s taken me a while to reply to you this time around I realise, for which I do apologise. 926 more words

Dear Lauren