Highschool Literature & Composition 14+ (& tutor support)

Highschool Literature & Composition for Homeschooled Teens

tutoring T4WHAT: This class is aimed at those typically in school-year 10 (approx. 14+ years) to prepare them for NCEA Level 1. 

WHEN: Thursdays 12:00pm to 1:00pm 

TERM DATES: This class starts on October and runs for 6 weeks, to November 19th.

WHERE: HASCA Hub (Squash Rm 2), YMCA North Shore, 5 Akoranga Drive, Auckland

TERM FEE: $50 for HASCA members, $55 non members (dependent on numbers)

The term 4 class will provide students with an introduction to personal response writing, language features & the great poets of World War One (WW1).

This course will provide students with an understanding of the NCEA Personal Response* writing procedure and requirements, while at the same time helping them to understand the literary themes, ideas, traits, and language features of the great poets of WW1. (*AS90854 Personal Responses)

Why WW1 poetry?
The poets of World War One (WW1) are known for the depth of emotion they put into their poetry in response to the Great War. Many English teachers study these works in years 11 and 12 and use them to teach students about language features, themes, characters, imagery and other literary concepts, all of which help students to respond to literature in a more personal way.

In addition to looking at the poetry of WW1, students will need to read their own self-selected text to use as the basis of their own personal response. A list of suggested texts will be provided in the first class and student will have 3 weeks to complete the reading of their chosen text.

By the end of the 6-week course, students will have learned about all of the above and have written at least one full personal response and other smaller pieces of developmental writing to help them expand their writing skills.

TUTOR: This class is facilitated by passionate home educating mother of five, Nina Lawgun art.englishwithnina@gmail.com or nina.hascahub@gmail.com

REGISTER NOW! Register for term 4 Highschool Literature & Composition for Teens via the button below. For senior tutoring & support, simply email Nina.

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Nina’s English & Art classes run weekly on Thursdays at the North Shore YMCA as part of the HASCA HUB programme.

HASCA does not directly run these classes but is very happy to recommend, promote, and support this programme. Nina is a homeschooling parent, and a HASCA member and executive. Please support Nina through participation as she provides this wonderful learning opportunity for our home educated children. 

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