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This week your main homework is writing the compare and contrast essay. Each night you should spend at least 20 minutes writing. Your first draft needs to be completed by Friday. You also have time over the next two days in class, but you will find it difficult to finish in time if you don't work on it at home. Be independent, set yourself a goal!

Book review
Well done to the students who presented their book reviews today. We had movies, posters and glogs. I have posted the rubric here that we used. There is also an advanced rubric here that you can choose to be marked on for your next book review. It is up to you which one you choose!

You may see a chat room appear some nights. A link will appear on the front of the website. I am spending extra time on my computer in the evenings working on my masters course and at this time I will open up a chat room for you to use. Please take a moment to look at the rules before entering. The password is our normal password.

Food Glorious Food!


Tomorrow is our cultural food festival. I'm looking forward to you all dressed up in your national costumes and sampling some of the tasty food. From yesterdays comments it sounds like lots of you are too! I hope you take the opportunity to help your parents prepare how to make the food and learn something about your own culture.

Book reviews
Today we spoke about your book reviews. Here are the guidelines.
You have one week from the completion date of the book.
You may complete it as a team, individually or in pairs

You must include
Some form of review
A brief synopsis of the story (via a blurb or within the cartoon)

Choice No. 1 - Create a poster
By hand

Choice No. 2 - Create a cartoon of the book.
By hand
Comic Life

Choice No. 3 - Bookcast
A bookcast is a movie trailer-like audio review of a book.