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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: In the wild workshop study guide

Series of student questions for Huxley's 'Brave New World' from 'In the wild workshop study guide', arranged by chapter.

Writing for Extension 2: Free Falling into Fiction

Support for writing the creative major work , exercises, establishing character and writing description plus examples, what’s at stake, word choice, not being didactic, back-story.

Module B - Critical Study of Texts: Speeches. A Framework for Responses and Introductory Activities

A consideration and analysis of the issues surrounding students' responses to Module B , as well as some critical readings and student activities. See end of article at end of this.

Experimental Writing

This unit explores the myriad characterstics of experimental creative writing and engages students through a number of written activites.

The Blue Faraway

A unit of work for Years 7 and 8 based on The Blue Faraway and Picnic at Hanging Rock (novel and film).

2011 Issue 2

This edition of mETAphor focuses on the teachiing of grammar in various contexts. It offers ways in which grammar and language more broadly my be integrated with the study of texts and other aspects ...

What Borges and Greene can tell us abolut stylistic use of grammar.

Worked examples of how to analyse a syntactically dense text and action prose and facilitate student imitation of style.

Smuggled Words: Language and Translation

An amusing article exploring some issues about translation and ways of thinking and some authentic student activities about using texts in translation to understand language.

Language of Speeches: Kevin Rudd's Apology Speech

A teaching unit for Year 10 analysing speeches in preparation for student speech-writing and delivery.

Fighting the phobia and teaching creative writing

This article explores some trends in teaching creative writing and considers approaches for teaching senior students.

Grammar sites online

This resource provides a list of sites dealing with language and grammar (written, spoken and visual) which have been reviewed.

Reading "Then and Now": a grammatical approach

An example of teaching grammar in the context of a text widely used in the classroom: "Then and Now" by Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal tribe.

The language of print advertising

This article provides and overview of the rhetoric and language features of print advertising and offers a range of student activities.

2011 Issue 4

This edition of mETAphor is a pot pourri containing articles on Romanticism, the influence of the King James Bible on English Literature, the International Baccalaureate and units for Stages 4 and 5....

'And God Said' The King James Version and English Literature

The Bible is explored as a literary text. The poetry of psalms, narrative devices of the Annunication, Genesis and the Prologue to John’s Gospels are discussed with consideration of the difficulties ...
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