‘In bed with him that night, like every night, her sister at their feet, she ends her tale, then waits. Her sister quickly takes her cue, and says, “I cannot sleep. Another, please?” Scheherazade takes one small nervous breath and she begins, “In faraway Peking there lived a lazy youth with his mama. His name? Aladdin. His papa was dead…” She tells them how a dark magician came, claiming to be his uncle, with a plan.. He took the boy out to a lonely place, gave him a ring he said would keep him safe, down to a cavern filled with precious stones, “Bring me the lamp!” and when Aladdin won’t, in darkness he’s abandoned and entombed…
Aladdin locked beneath the earth, she stops, her husband hooked for one more night.
she feeds her kids
Knowing Aladdin’s trapped,
and that her tale
has bought her just one day.
What happens now?
She wishes that she knew.’
(from “Inventing Aladdin” pp 365-366 “Fragile Things” by Neil Gaiman (Headline, 2007)
Questions on the narrative
1) “faraway Peking” has a new name. What is it? Which country?
2) The sorcerer comes from the Maghreb. Name some countries in the Maghreb.
3) Aladdin has one piece of good fortune which ends up working against the sorcerer. What is the unintended consequence of the sorcerer’s gift?? What is the lesson here?
4) Who is really telling the story? Is it Scheherazade or an unknown story teller? Does it matter? Is there such a thing as being lost in the story?
Information Skills and Statistical Literacy
The success of Year 7 with Censusatschool was outstanding! The statistics will be very useful for the government when it plans how to invest the tax we pay!
Do you remember the questions below?
1) The time a student gets up on a school day.
2) The time a student gets up on holidays.
3) How far the student lives from school (i.e. travel time to school), and
4) How the student travels to school.
I know many students discussed these questions. Tell me
1) What time did most of your friends get up?
2) What was the furthest away your friends live?
3) How do most of your friends travel to school?
Other questions were about the environment and ecology.
1) Do you think global warming is true? If we have enough money can’t we burn as much petrol as we like?
2) Do you think shower heads and special light globes make a difference?
3) Is your best friend’s opinion the same as yours? What does your father say?
Questions on a bibliographic record.
Healthmoves 1 : senior personal development, health & physical education
Janet Davy, Robbie Parker, John Patterson ; with Betty Barnes … [and others]
Names: Davy, Janet / Parker, Robbie / Patterson, John
Published: Port Melbourne: Heinemann, 1994
Subjects: Health / Personal development / Physical fitness
Physical Description: viii, 400 p. : ill.
Copies: 1 of 1 at Non Fiction 613 DAV
Answer the following questions.
1) Title :
2) Names :
3) Description :
4) Place of Publication :
5) Choose 2 Subjects :
6) Call Number :
7) Number of copies available:
As we grow up we find that compared to some of our friends we find some skills easy and some not. No matter how well we can perform them we need some basic skills to get through school and get a job. These are called key competencies and include simple tasks like getting information and working in teams. You can prepare for the lesson by thinking about your favourite learning activities and the ones you don’t really look forward to. What is your best subject? Why do you think that?
Why did Polly put the kettle on? Because she had nothing else to wear.
When is it unlucky to see a black cat? When you are a mouse.
What do you call a room without any windows? A mushroom
How do you catch a monkey? Behave like a nut.
Why was the chef arrested? Because she kept beating the eggs.
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