Literacy of Humour
Jokes often surprise us by connecting us to unexpected meanings. In the new digital world of computers we can “embed” a word or an image with a connection to a webpage or a multimedia object. I like to refer to jokes as a metaphor for hyperlinks to unexpected meanings. Humour is very important in helping us keep our sense of wonder. Here are this lesson’s examples.
How do you tell if you run out of invisible ink? On the other hand, you have different fingers When everything is coming your way you are in the wrong lane. If Barbie is so popular why do you have to buy her friends? What happens if you get scared half to death twice? I used to have an open mind but my brains fell out. (Don’t forget I’m always looking for new jokes. Please send me your best!) Genre in Music, Narrative and Games
In the last lesson we considered a bibliographic record for a music CD.
In the bibliographic record for the music CD “Bare” by Annie Lennox we noted that the subject was Rock Music – 2000–2010. This lead to music samples of Elvis Presley, Beatles, ABBA, Eurythmics, Nirvana and P!nk and a discussion of changes in definitions of popular music over the last 50 years. Then we discussed the term genre as a way of classifying the style and form of music not connected to its content or meaning. The genre of music is often hard to describe but easy to identify when we hear it. I encourage you to listen to as many different artists as possible and think about whether they perform the genre of R & B, Hip Hop, Folk, Jazz, Classical, Techno, Rock or a combination of a few genre. Narrative can be classified according to genre too. Goosebumps is Horror, Paul Jennings writes Humour and of course the genre I like most is Fairy Tale. Most movies are narrative based too. Titanic is a Romance, Arnie Schwarzenegger makes Action/Adventure movies and Harry Potter is Fantasy. Don’t forget Soap Operas such as Home & Away or Neighbours!
Book Week in August celebrates the best Australian books from 2006. Last month the Librarians had an Extravaganza of ideas about how school libraries and public libraries can workshop the new books. If you have young brothers and sisters there may be some good ideas for you and your parents.
Questions on Learning
Games can also be classified according genre such as by card game, or board game or video game. Go to this hyperlink for games and answer the following questions.
1) What genre of games to you enjoy?
2) Can you explain why?
3) Are these games skills based or problem based?
4) Who do you play games with or do you play alone?
5) What is your favourite game? Why?
Question on the Narrative
To answer all the questions on Jack and the Beanstalk you must finish reading the story or listen to the MP3 at home on the Information Literacy at BGHS site under the Narrative Links.
1) Why are beans so amazing?
2) What was the most precious thing that Jack stole from the giant?
3) Do you feel sorry for the giant? Why/Why not?
4) Do you know any scary giants? Who?
5) Why can’t giants share what is precious?
Answer the questions below on a bibliographic record from the Bankstown Library
|Call Number||Collection||Volume Ref.||Branch||Status||Due Date||Res.|
|ANF 649.5 EIN||Adult Non Fiction||Greenacre||On Loan||2 Aug 2007|
|Download Title||Reserve Title|
|Title||Things to do to play & learn / Dorothy Einon.|
|Also titled||Play and learn|
|Play & learn|
|Things to do to play and learn|
|Published||London : Hamlyn, 2004|
|Description||224 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.|
|“130 fun activities for 2-6 years old”–Cover.|
1) Title and an alternative title.
2) Name two subjects
3) What is the call number?
4) Is it available? Which branch?
6) Who is this book for?