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The Cohen Curricula HSC Teacher Resource: Module A: Distinctively Visual: The Shoe Horn Sonata by John Misto
The Cohen Curricula HSC Teacher Resource: Module A: Distinctively Visual: The Shoe Horn Sonata by John Misto

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This extensive resource for Distinctively Visual:The Shoe-Horn Sonata by John Misto provides you, the teacher, with a ready to implement, straight into the classroom teaching program specific to Distinctively Visual and to this text. The resource is rich with summary analysis for each scene and presents our curricula workshops and worksheets ready to print, photocopy and use. The teaching program contains twenty workshops that allow you to spend as much time as necessary to complete each part of the analytical process ensuring a detailed study of the core text can take place. Each worksheet provides opportunities for students to engage with the distinctively visual qualities of the text. Themes, issues and ideas are presented through annotated worksheets specific to The Shoe-Horn Sonata allowing for a supported yet increasingly independent approach to classroom practice. Accompanying prompt worksheets for each lesson allow students to begin developing their own ideas and follow the gradual release of responsibility model. Context studies are incorporated into each scene analysis assisting you and students to extend their understanding of how texts reflect their awareness of the world. Very detailed. analytical summaries are presented for each of the fourteen scenes in the play. These summaries list the techniques, both dramatic and language with examples where possible. Each of the seven contexts is listed with explanation of how these are evident in the scene. Detailed summary, with analysis of visual components - literal, figurative and philosophical - presents you with every detail of how the visual is constructed and presents suggested interpretations and insights. These summaries will allow students to work individually or in groups to develop responses on the ways in which the text uses language and visual features to explore ideas. The worksheets are heavily annotated with instructions to assist the Standard English student to develop responses that have integrity and reflect a personal voice. The program allows for explicit teaching of vocabulary, analysis of visual texts and essay writing. Thesis questions are provided to get students thinking about the core concepts and significant insights offered in this text. Links and contextual reference points are provided within the resource and can be used for listening activities or assessment. Related text analysis sheets for a range of texts that compliment the Distinctively Visual concept are provided and suggested texts are presented for each scene where appropriate. We do hope you enjoy this resource.

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  • Your resource contains:
    • 20 workshops of sequenced teaching ready to deliver to your class incorporating a range of lesson ideas using the workshops listed
    • detailed explanation of how to apply the syllabus outcomes worksheet
    • detailed explanation of the syllabus context for Experience Through language: Distinctively Visual
    • concepts and representations in The Shoe-Horn Sonata overview
    • vocabulary worksheet addressing the language used in the syllabus for Distinctively Visual
    • our 'Studying a Drama Text for the HSC' checklist
    • our 'Reading Photographs for Meaning' worksheet specific to Misto's text
    • Act and Scene summary for each of the fourteen scenes - identifies dramatic and language devices, presents detailed context notes for each scene and an analytical summary explaining context, visual representations and the historical, cultural and philosophical content of the play from the Distinctively visual focus
    • related text and historical context links incorporated and contextualised within the summaries
    • Dramatic devices in The Shoe-Horn Sonata annotated glossary with hints of where to look for evidence in the play
    • worksheet for explicit identification and analysis of the photographs used in the play - examining the ,literal, figurative and philosophical parameters of image
    • purpose and language feature bookmarks for core and related texts
    • Audience study worksheet with prompts
    • History of Literature worksheet with prompts
    • detailed and annotated 'Themes, Issues and Ideas' workshop and worksheets
    • Context workshop and worksheets - see our videos for extra assistance here
    • TEPA workshop and worksheets - see our videos for extra assistance here
    • Values workshop and worksheets
    • LIMP workshop and worksheets - see our videos for extra assistance here
    • Related text deconstruction sheets for a range of text types
    • Comparative worksheet with concept prompts
    • Essay scaffold and table
    • Peer-to-peer essay checklist
    • Table of comments for feedback
    • Essay checklist and rubric - extensive
    • extensive list of sentence starters generic and specific to Distinctively Visual and to The Shoe-Horn Sonata
    • Feedback and evaluation sheet
    • Four extended response questions

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